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.
This half term has been a busy one! The children have all worked so hard and continued to make wonderful progress in their learning.
Our foundation subjects started with ‘Pop Art’ inspired by Andy Warhol using a range of drawing and painting techniques. The children thoroughly enjoyed this art project, creating a finished piece of their own ‘Pop Art’ based on teachers in the academy which are proudly displayed in the classroom. In science we have started to learn about electricity; where it comes from and how it works. The children created and investigated a range of different circuits and built switches to test. In geography we have started to look at continent and countries; locating capital cities and significant places.
Autumn Learning 2020…
In Y6 we have already explored portrait work in Art, delved into the mind of Darwin in Science (discovering how evolution and inheritance works) and studied the impact of WW2 on children. In Literacy, we have used COVID to inspire diary entries and poetry, and have recapped number, place value and the four operations in Maths. With a broad and engaging curriculum still ahead of us, we are looking forward to exploring pastry in D.T, Hinduism in R.E and Settlements in Geography. Our home learning activities link to all of these: the Y6 adults are looking forward to seeing the creations and learning taking place from home!