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Foundation Curriculum Implementation


(Foundation Subjects)


We aim to provide through high quality teaching and learning experiences every child with the key skills they require to achieve in all subjects and develop a love of learning which will be with them for their whole life.


To meet these expectations, and those of the curriculum, we follow the Essentials criteria as set out by Chris Quigley. 


Within this system we operate as 3, 2 year Milestones - Milestone 1 (Years 1 and 2), Milestone 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Milestone 3 (Years 5 and 6).


Within each Milestone, children develop the knowledge and transferable skills which allow them to access all areas of the curriculum.


It is our expectation that children at the end of Year 1, 3, 5 will be working at the end of the basic expectations in order to be described at Age Related Expectations. Children at the end of Years 2, 4, 6 will be working at the end of advancing in order to reach Age Related Expectations.


In order for children to reach these expectations, we set them challenge questions, set them next step targets and employ a range of teacher, peer and self-assessment strategies.


Please speak to a member of the Senior Leadership team if you require any further information on Chris Quigley or the general curriculum.


The picture below is a good visual example of how the Chris Quigley Essentials curriculum looks to achieve, with the children who reach a deep depth finding that pearl of knowledge.