What we teach at Alderman Pounder
Our enquiry-based approach takes children on a journey of memorable learning through rich and purposeful experiences, culminating in authentic outcomes which leave a legacy.
Fluency in the core subjects, with reading at the heart, enables access to the full curriculum and is therefore integral to our approach. The curriculum is carefully designed through enquiry drivers (for example: History, Geography and Arts), enhancers and discrete subjects, ensuring coverage, progression and retention of knowledge and skills.
Due to having mixed-age classes in Years 1 and 2, we operate a two-year cycle in Key Stage 1 ensuring that there is full curriculum coverage during children's time with us. Our curriculum progression makes use of the Flying High Key Knowledge Progression Documents (KKPDs) to ensure learning builds on prior learning throughout children's time with us. These documents are based on the EYFS Statutory Framework, National Curriculum Programmes of Study and the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus for RE.
Discrete teaching of subjects
Certain subjects are taught discretely (not as part of an enquiry). For many of these, we use published schemes which we deliver in a way to meet the needs of the children in our school.
These discrete schemes are:
Key Knowledge Progression Documents (KKPDs)
At Alderman Pounder, all teachers are responsible for providing an inclusive curriculum that is tailored for those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). We have high expectations for all pupils and are committed to ensuring our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.
Want to know more?
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum and what is taught in each year group, please look at our year group pages, contact your child’s class teacher or the school office and we will be pleased to share more information with you.