Our NICE Learning curriculum aims to enable all of our children to become:
Successful learners, who enjoy their learning, make progress and achieve
Confident, creative individuals, who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives,
Active and responsible citizens, doing the right thing - in the right way!
We want our children to become Resilient, Responsible, Resourceful, Reflective and Respectful citizens who are Ready for learning.
Being resilient means sticking at it – even when the going gets tough.
Resilient learners: Persist, display patience, have a positive attitude and feel joy, stay involved in their learning, set targets and practice.
Being responsible means looking after yourself and others.
Responsible learners know right from wrong and make good choices, are honest, show empathy and kindness and think ahead.
Being resourceful means knowing what to do and where to go when you get stuck.
Resourceful learners show initiative, learn in different ways, ask good questions, involve others in their learning, take risks.
Being Ready for learning means making sure you are in the right frame of mind and all your needs are met.
Learners who are ready feel safe, display self-control, manage their time and looking after their body.
Reflective learners are curious and honest, can describe their progress, listen to and learn from feedback and learn from experience.
Being Respectful means being tolerant of others and empathising with their point of view.
Respectful learners are honest and stay true to their beliefs, show loyalty and faithfulness, are kind and polite and will share what they have with others.
In addition to these learning attributes our curriculum will:
"Excellent teaching gives children the life chances they deserve...
Enjoyment is the birthright of every child.
The most powerful mix is the one that brings the two together.
Children learn better when they are excited and engaged - but what excites and engages them best is truly excellent teaching."
What are we trying to achieve through curriculum redesign?
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