The Sketchley Hill Curiosity Curriculum
Over the last five years at Sketchley, we have worked hard to develop the whole school curriculum we have been teaching to your children. The Creative Curriculum has been a huge success with children and parents/carers alike all praising the learning experiences that have taken place. We have seen an improvement in engagement of pupils in the lessons they have experienced, exciting trips and visitors, fabulous creative work produced by the children, both at school and at home, but most of all, a tremendous increase of fun and excitement from everyone involved. We can’t thank parents and carers enough who have supported us over the last few years and the engagement of parents, grandparents and carers with the last Creative Curriculum Open Afternoon in June 2019 was a joy to see!
As with everything, we want to maintain this enthusiasm and the successes we have achieved so far. Therefore, this year we have redesigned the Creative Curriculum to one that will now be called a ‘Curiosity Curriculum’. Your child has been introduced to the Curiosity Curriculum this year and you will be hearing a lot of this vocabulary over the year. The aim of this is to continue to build on and improve the enquiry, research and investigative skills of the children in their learning. All the learning that takes place will be taught around a “question” that the children will need to be able to answer, either by the end of each lesson or at the end of each theme. Sketchley children love to ask questions; they often know what they want to learn and find out about. The Curiosity Curriculum harnesses the contagious enthusiasm across a wide range of skills and knowledge. Exciting and stimulating themes have been planned to engage all pupils and we are very much looking forward to the year ahead.
Please find information about our Curiosity Curriculum on our website where it details a clear intent of what we want to achieve at Sketchley. Don’t forget to keep an eye on Twitter too (the link can also be found on our school website) displaying photos and videos of the fun and exciting lessons your children will be enjoying.
We look forward to another successful year and working with you and your child. Many thanks for your continued support and engagement.
The Sketchley Team