Curriculum Overview

‘Leap into a pool of learning’
Throughout all curriculum delivery at Sennen, run our core learning behaviours. These are taught and developed alongside understanding and mastery of the primary curriculum. We believe that developing the children’s ability to learn is crucial in order prepare them for secondary school and beyond. Clear effective methodologies devised by teaching staff, drawing on research and best practice from many areas, enable high quality delivery of core subjects. Staff work hard to adapt and personalise the curriculum to meet the needs of individuals, ensuring that each learner can work at their cutting edge. Children have the opportunity to experience a wide range of well planned, practical activities across all subjects. The curriculum will be delivered in an eclectic mix of locations designed to inspire and excite.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum. We adhere to the National Curriculum for England (September 2014) which can be viewed on the Primary National Curriculum page of Department for Education website. Below a summary can be found of individual subject areas taken from the National Curriculum; with further information on how they are delivered at Sennen School.
It is our aim that the content and delivery of our curriculum is flexible, forward thinking and driven by the following:

Developing lifelong learners by:
  • Building learning power;
  • Building resilience by: challenging the children; encouraging them to take risks; make mistakes and learn from them; developing their ability to manage distractions and persevere;
  • Building resourcefulness by: encouraging children to make connections in their learning using their books and classroom displays; enabling the children to make decisions about how to approach and plan their work, individually and as a group; valuing the power of imagination;
  • Building reflectiveness by: analysing and discussing their work, identifying their own strengths and areas for development;
  • Building teamwork by: valuing collaboration; developing empathy and listening skills; emphasising the importance of being inter-dependant and community minded;
  • Meeting the needs of individuals and groups and where possible adapting learning to their interests;
  • Developing children’s social and moral education;
  • Learning being meaningful and relevant to the children’s experiences;
  • Being mindful of current events locally, nationally and internationally;
  • Drawing on the skills within the school and wider community;
  • Using a variety of learning models: in groups; in pairs; independent; children as mentors; whole school events and themes; and learning outside of the classroom;