Our Questioning Curriculum has been designed to lay a foundation of curiosity, tapping into children’s natural inquisitiveness about the world around them. Each term we begin with a new ‘big question’ designed to stimulate our children’s desire to discover. These questions bring deeper learning experiences in all subjects, and the knowledge and skills that are learnt through the exploration of these themes is enriched with inspiring experiences to further create a sense of awe and wonder about our world; in this awareness of our world, the children explore the impact on self and others.
Our intent through the curriculum that we deliver is to stimulate curiosity, expand creativity, make connections to things bigger than ourselves and motivate a caring for others and the collective good. We aim to create an environment where children are excited to learn and participate.
Our termly curriculum overviews produced for each ‘big question’ outline the breadth and balance of learning experiences that will be covered as we explore these questions. These underpin this Questioning Curriculum and define more explicitly the learning which will take place. The themes within them cover statutory aspects of the National Curriculum and may be influenced by wider society, covering local and national issues.
This Questioning Curriculum is planned on an annual basis, taking into account the class arrangements and cyclical nature of the key skills, knowledge and understanding the children are required to learn as outlined in our key skills curriculum map (see separate tab).
These curriculum maps are a work in progress and are updated termly to reflect the most recent coverage: