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Curriculum Intent

At Shirley Heath, the aim of our curriculum is to ensure children acquire the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens and prepare for their next stage of learning through a broad and balanced curriculum. Our curriculum has been designed to take into account children’s prior knowledge and learning and build upon this through carefully sequenced units of work, regularly revisiting skills and concepts. Our curriculum is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our children and to ensure all essential knowledge are embedded within their long term memories. We ensure that at every opportunity, children are exposed to new and challenging vocabulary and a wide variety of texts to help foster a deep love of reading. We aim to be ambitious for all learners, including disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs, by developing their cultural capital with rich and engaging experiences. At, Shirley Heath, our curriculum is underpinned by our school values: Respect, Responsibility, Empathy, Safety, Perseverance, Equality, Curiosity and Trust, and the exploration of new skills and experiences help to develop these.

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