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.
For our first day with our new topic ‘Ancient Egyptians’, 5S invited their parents along to take part in their engage day. Working together, the adults and children got creative to design and construct their own ‘Egyptian Death Mask’, famously known thanks to Tutankhamun. It was a great morning, allowing parents to actively take part in the children’s learning, and inspire some already brilliant homework pieces. The death mask was used to cover the faces of deceased pharaohs and was intended to show their beauty as they passed over into the after life. Take a look at some of ours, do you think we’d pass as beautiful?