We want our children to be responsible and respectful citizens. We encourage and support each child to achieve their very best. Through our connected curriculum we encourage children to explore, take risks, investigate, be curious, and discover the world around them. They are supported to respond to challenge within a learning environment that is secure, enjoyable, and sensitive to individual needs. We give them time for independent thought and action as well as time to work together.
We help them to take responsibility for their own learning through clear learning objectives and success criteria. We encourage positive self-esteem by providing challenging but achievable learning experiences.
At Nightingale Infant and Nursery School we deliver a broad and balanced curriculum which encourages the children to have enquiring minds and become independent learners. We believe that our curriculum:
Develops inquisitive minds, a spirit of curiosity and a passion for learning
Equip the children with the skills to fully participate in an ever changing world
Teach children to be respectful and productive members of the community
Have high expectations and self- belief to enable them to fulfil their potential
Encourage children to reflect on their learning and seek to extend themselves mentally, physically and spiritually
Teach children to persevere and learn from their mistakes
Encourage an understanding and respect for the environment
Empower children to have courage and confidence to take calculated risks
We achieve this by providing a highly inclusive creative curriculum which enables the children to succeed in a happy and safe environment. All staff work together effectively to plan and deliver a curriculum that meets the needs of all of our children. Our curriculum is rich, purposeful and challenging for all children. Our learning environments develop creative and independent learners who are motivated, resilient and focused.
The curriculum itself covers a wide range of subjects and provides opportunities for academic, technical, creative and sporting excellence.
When planning our topics, teachers use:
- The National Curriculum (See link below)
- The texts from Power of Reading which are chosen to capture the interests and imaginations of our children. We make sure we know children’s abilities and interests well so that we can help them make as much progress as possible in all areas.
- Phonics Play (See link below)
- 'Real PE' Scheme of work
- Norfolk PATHS (See link below)
If you would like any further information relating to our curriculum, please speak to your child’s teacher or email the school office.
The National Curriculum for England