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Snape Wood Curriculum

Our Inclusive curriculum is based on the National Curriculum which can be found by clicking the link below. We are continually improving our curriculum to ensure we not only meet the needs of all pupils, but exceed the requirements of the national curriculum in providing our pupils with a knowledge-rich education to ensure their success as they move into KS3. The National Curriculum document shows the statutory objectives for the knowledge, skills and understanding that we teach at Snape Wood from Year 1 to Year 6. 

National Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed with knowledge at its heart to ensure that children develop a strong vocabulary base and understanding of the world.  The curriculum promotes long-term learning and we believe that progress means knowing more and remembering more.  We are developing a curriculum built on current research regarding how memory works to ensure that children not only have access to 'the best that has been thought and said' but are taught this in a way that ensures children can remember the curriculum content in future years. 

At Snape Wood we recognise that knowledge alone is not enough to equip children with what they need to thrive and achieve their potential. Therefore, weaved and threaded in each subject are opportunities to develop their skills by applying the knowledge that is taught, with respect to each subject discipline.

One of the central aims of our curriculum is to ensure that our pupils develop their character through Snape Wood’s PRIDE values: Positive, Respect, Inquisitive, Determination and Empathy. These are weaved into our curriculum so that the children are taught the values we wish them to have in later life.

For example, we want the children to be inquisitive and want to learn a great deal about the world both at school and at home. Therefore, in History, each year group will study local history as well as historical periods from around the world.

We understand that knowledge is 'sticky', in other words, the more pupils know the easier it is for them to know more.  This is why we are placing particular emphasis on children knowing by heart and building rich webs of knowledge as they progress through the curriculum.  Parents can support this work through completing the topic homework and by looking at each topic overview. These are sent out at the beginning of each half term.

The document below shows an overview of the curriculum at Snape Wood for each subject and each year group.