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21/06/24

🐞 Year 4 visited the Hive to support their work in science, where they were considering the water cycle and ways in which we can conserve our water usage.🚰 pic.twitter.com/kfbTfEH2ms

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19/06/24

Outdoor learning at The Hive today. pic.twitter.com/wQH9rFDjba

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19/06/24

Year 4 trip to The Hive today! pic.twitter.com/VlphQELMEG

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12/06/24

All good things must come to an end. We have had the best time at PGL this week. Thank you to the Team of staff who accompanied the pupils. Have a good sleep and we will see you all tomorrow! Year 6 2024 pic.twitter.com/pqlcVIMF6j

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12/06/24

Fencing fun! En garde! pic.twitter.com/379o7omzs9

12/06/24

Year 6 are expected back at 3:30pm this afternoon. We will keep you updated as there are traffic issues on the M25. Please keep checking Class Dojo and social media for updates. Thank you.

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12/06/24

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12/06/24

Conquering our fears and challenging ourselves every step of the way. pic.twitter.com/QfvkmRHoxV

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12/06/24

Enjoying our last few activities at PGL! pic.twitter.com/IlyUjxsyVH

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11/06/24

The sweet taste of success! Our time is starting to draw to a close at PGL. We don't want it to end! pic.twitter.com/ZoaJSzute1

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11/06/24

Leap of faith! pic.twitter.com/Pz5Pi6gQaa

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11/06/24

Bullseye! pic.twitter.com/JroE5ZKSJy

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11/06/24

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11/06/24

What will we conquer today? Year 6 PGL residential 2024. pic.twitter.com/cBUpuaEMAZ

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11/06/24

Good morning from PGL! Ready for another adventure filled day! pic.twitter.com/LabojdEXJU

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10/06/24

We are having the best time on our residential! Fencing, den building, climbing, kayaking, rafting and more! pic.twitter.com/Ack52GmeXd

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10/06/24

Don't stop me now! PGL Year 6 2024! pic.twitter.com/ujNXImFtyT

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10/06/24

Using our newly learned skills to kayak and build and row our rafts. pic.twitter.com/qF2tNaSMgc

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10/06/24

Fun in the sun (what sun?!) at PGL! pic.twitter.com/tW3cIlIu9c

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10/06/24

Archery time, den building, survival skills and teamwork skills at PGL! pic.twitter.com/pCmJd7z37T

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Our Approach to the Curriculum

The table below demonstrates our approach to the curriculum. We always start with the grammar (or knowledge). We then give plenty of opportunities for pupils to practise using their knowledge; this is the dialectic. Finally, once pupils are secure in their knowledge, we ask them to communicate it in different ways; this is the rhetoric. This is the Trivium approach to curriculum.

Grammar

(the knowledge- learn facts and skills)

Dialectic

(questioning, thinking, practising, arguing, exploring)

Rhetoric

(communicating the knowledge- expressing and articulating)

 

PRINCIPLES

 

  • Retention
  • Recall
  • Repetition
  • Low stakes testing
  • Build cultural capital
  • Debate
  • Question
  • Challenge
  • First hand experience
  • Experiment
  • Enquiry
  • Problem solving
  • Critical evaluation
  • Structured speech
  • Perform
  • Make things
  • Showcase products of learning
  • Contribute to discourse about shared valued

 

FORMS OF ASSESSMENT

 

  • Multiple choice
  • ‘Show me’ on mini whiteboards
  • Tests of memory and recall

 

  • Pair/Share
  • Deeper questioning
  • Complex dialogue between teachers and pupils
  • Peer dialogue and assessment
  • Essays
  • Performances
  • Mastery teaching

 

As an academy, we have to make difficult choices about what to include in our curriculum and what to leave out. The English and Mathematics curricula follow the National Curriculum models. There is a rationale for teaching each unit of work in the wider curriculum. Furthermore, it should be clear how each unit of work promotes, achieves or contributes to the following:

How does this unit of work promote the following?

Curriculum Drivers: How does this unit of work support a broad and balanced curriculum?

How does this unit of work contribute to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils?

Fundamental British Values

Knowledge of the World

Spiritual development

Teaching the Prevent strategy

Enterprise and Aspiration

Moral development

Teaching pupils how to stay safe

Investigation and Enquiry

Social development

Promoting healthy living

Local, National and Global

Cultural development

 
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