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Curriculum Statement

At Silver Springs we want everyone to shine! We believe that every child has something to offer and that they should be encouraged to share that gift or talent and by doing so encourage others to do the same.


Silver Springs is a school that opens doors for children. From the very beginning in the Foundation Stage, right through until children leave for high school we will provide children with unforgettable experiences that open doors to the wider world, leaving them itching to know more and eager to learn, inspiring them to achieve great things and become great citizens; building the best possible future for the community in which they live.

 

To achieve this we teach the curriculum in a dynamic and fun way that means every child can develop their full potential as individuals. All children are encouraged to work together to solve problems, to think critically so they understand different points of view and are expected to care about their learning.

 

We use PDMU, Sport, Forest Schools, and the Arts to enrich the curriculum – teaching positive risk taking and creativity that helps pupils progress in all their subjects and on a personal level.  Our daily Assessment for Learning and timely feedback means that teachers and pupils always know exactly how much progress they are making and where they may need more help.

 

Children’s health and well-being is paramount at Silver Springs. We strongly encourage the children to keep healthy. We offer a wide range of sporting activities both in PE lessons and extra-curricular clubs. As a school, we are very aware of the environmental and social factors affecting children’s health and wellbeing and seek to address these through the use of specialist coaches.

 

The curriculum is also rich with thematic learning – we provide many educational visits and visitors that really bring our subjects to life and enable children to make links in their learning. As far as possible, we provide an experiential curriculum, enabling our pupils to be fully engaged with what they are learning. Our curriculum is designed to:

 

  • Develop children who have an age appropriate understanding of healthy relationships
  • Develop children who are confident in staying safe from abuse and exploitation
  • Develop strong characters in order to be resilient and cope with adversity.
  • Develop creative individuals who collaborate and co-operate and can solve problems seeing failure as an opportunity to learn.
  • Develop pupils who can think critically and care about their learning so they always do their best.
  • Develop pupils who care about their role as part of a family, community and the wider world; encouraging them to feel part of, and to contribute positively to fundamental British values.
  • Ensure all pupils have high aspirations.
  • Develop a thirst for learning for all pupils

 

The primary purpose of our curriculum is to guarantee a successful learning experience for every child. With this in mind, we make the following learning pledges to ensure that every child is developed to their full potential:

 

  • Every child, in every lesson, will be provided with opportunities to: be engaged in, challenged in and process their learning.
  • Every child will be provided with opportunities to increase their self-esteem, motivation and aspirations.
  • Every child will be encouraged to be enterprising in order that they may succeed in an ever-changing job market.
  • Every child will be provided with opportunities to experience the wider world as a core part of their curriculum.
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