At Icklesham CEP School we have developed a research based curriculum which includes all aspects of the National Curriculum and more. Our Curious Curriculum ‘I Wonder…?’ has been designed to provide every child with the opportunity to become more curious and engaged in their learning. Each long term we begin with a new theme designed to engage our children’s curiosity. These themes bring strengthening and deepening learning experiences in all subjects, including focus on the creative arts, sports and sciences, alongside academic excellence in the core subjects of English and maths. Each term our class teachers select a theme and this is presented as the Curious Curriculum ‘I Wonder…?’ theme for the term. The children’s questions and interests are then followed to shape how the theme develops. To find out more about our curriculum provision please follow the links below. Curriculum information is also shared at our class welcome meetings and by contacting your child’s class teacher.
Current Curriculum Research Projects:
Spiral of Enquiry – Deeper Learning in Maths
Reading and Phonics – We follow the Little Wandle programme for phonics and a range of banded books to support reading, including the Oxford Reading Tree series.
We would like to thank our partners in curriculum design who have been instrumental in providing support for our research projects.
International researchers and Spirals of Enquiry research team Dr Linda Kaser and Dr Judy Halbert.
We recently presented our Curious Curriculum at a celebration event in London.
“Thank you for joining Linda, Judy and the Whole Ed team for the Spirals celebration event last Thursday.
We were very impressed with the time, effort and dedication to Spirals that you and your staff have shown this past year and we are excited to see how your journeys progress.
As we mentioned on the day, you are now part of an international community of brave, bold educators. There will be opportunities throughout this year and beyond for you to engage with this community of enquiry, including a potential visit to Vancouver and our own symposium here in the UK. We very much hope that you stay involved and spread the Spiral in your own school and community.
We were especially impressed with the work that you are carrying out in your school and would like to arrange a visit to see your work in action and to interview pupils about their experiences. We plan to build a bank of rich examples of schools who have fully understood the enquiry model and are having genuine impact on pupils as a result.”
The following links provide information on the National Curriculum and our Curriculum Design here at Icklesham: