At Tees Valley Education, we view our broad and balanced curriculum as the totality of every planned experience and interaction that our children will encounter. It saturates and informs every aspect of our practice and our culture: from academic content, to safeguarding, to poverty proofing, to the planned roles and recruitment of adults working in our academies.
We build the supporting frameworks around the children, which we hope will allow them to develop the characteristics that ensure they are ready to learn, allowing them to become independent, confident and successful learners, preparing them well for future life and to feed the demands of an increasingly complex workplace and society.
Spring learning 2020…
During this half term, 1T will be learning all about bridges. We will be basing lots of our learning around the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough. As part of our History lessons, we will be learning all about Middlesbrough at the time of the Transporter bridge being built, making links to Middlesbrough’s industrial past. In Science, we have started to explore different materials and their properties, to understand why bridges might be built using stone and metal. The artist Trevor Grimshaw used monotone materials to sketch industrial scenes. We will be using his work to create our own images of the steel works and the Transporter bridge.