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.
Year 2 have been investigating ‘how do you make a drawbridge open and close?’
We looked at two different mechanisms – pullies and winches. They decided which mechanism to use to make their own drawbridge open and close. We worked in pairs to make the drawbridge using an appropriate mechanism and then we evaluated the effectiveness of it.