Whole school overviews
To support delivery of the school's curriculum we have overview documents which set out expectations of the content of learning. Teachers make use of these documents to develop learning journeys. These learning journeys aim to motivate children and engage their curiosity; developing a desire to acquire more knowledge and learn more skills to build upon what they have previously learnt. These journeys will often begin with a 'hook' to capture interest or raise a questions and include lots of opportunities to work collaboratively, with hands on experiences and a use of the whole school environment.
Each subject at Cherrywood is led by a leader who has the responsibility to ensure that this curriculum is well delivered, resulting in enthusiastic learners who have the skills and knowledge that enable this to be built upon in subsequent years - including when they move to secondary schools.
These overviews can be found here.
As well as specific subjects there are other aspects which are an integral part of the curriculum and need to be considered.
As part of our Computing curriculum, one day in every term will be dedicated to the teaching of e-safety.
The activities will iclude drama, discussions, games, videos, etc which will follow a range of themes:
Children explore how the Internet offers an amazing way to collaborate with others worldwide, while staying safe through employing strategies such as distinguishing between inappropriate contact and positive connections. These foundational skills are just the beginning!
Children learn strategies for managing their online information and keeping it secure from online risks such as identity thieves and phishing. They learn how to create strong passwords, how to avoid scams and schemes, and how to analyse privacy policies.
Children reflect on how they can use intrapersonal and interpersonal skills to build and strengthen positive online communication and communities. They delve into the concept of digital citizenship and digital ethics, and they reflect on their online interactions.
Students learn what to do if they are involved in a cyberbullying ituation. They explore the roles people play and how individual actions – both negative and positive – can impact their friends and broader ommunities. Students are encouraged to take the active role of upstander and build positive, supportive online communities.
Students learn to protect their own privacy and respect others’ privacy. Our digital world is permanent, and with each post, students are building a digital footprint. By encouraging students to self-reflect
before they self-reveal, they will consider how what they share online can impact themselves and others.
These lessons are designed to help children explore their own digital lives, focusing on their online versus their offline identity. Students learn the benefits and risks of presenting themselves through different personas and the effects on their sense of self, their reputation, and their relationships.
Information literacy includes the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively. From effective search strategies to evaluation techniques, students learn how to evaluate the quality, credibility, and validity of websites, and give proper credit.
Living in a “copy/paste” culture, students need to reflect on their responsibilities and rights as creators in the online spaces where they consume, create, and share information. From addressing plagiarism to piracy, students learn about copyright and fair use.