The Compass Curriculum is inclusive of, and builds upon, the National Curriculum, and maximises cross curricular opportunities and the fluent use of English and Maths to enhance progress for everyone. Our curriculum complies with our duties in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 to ensure our curriculum is accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs. For further information, please see the SEND page on this website.
Our curriculum is designed by our Subject Leaders who map progression in both substantive and disciplinary knowledge for Reading, Writing, Maths, Science, Computing and Foundation Subjects across Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. Knowledge is purposefully planned across our Frameworks providing opportunities for knowledge to build on prior learning and to be revisited in subsequent years and in different subjects so that knowledge is deepened and mastered over time.
Our Curriculum is designed to narrow the gap for children who are disadvantaged and sets out purposefully sequenced knowledge, vocabulary and skills for each subject and each year group so that children know more and remember more over time. Key foundational knowledge such as phonics, handwriting and number sense are taught systematically in the Early Years and throughout Year 1. We teach to support children to keep up from the start and close any learning gaps quickly, using targeted keeping up sessions to ensure that all children especially those disadvantaged have the key knowledge that they need to access the wider curriculum. At Compass, this is an issue of equity and social justice and is key in our drive to narrow the disadvantaged gap and ensure all children thrive.
Knowing More and Remembering More
Our curriculum is ambitious for our children. Each year deep knowledge and memory of key concepts is supported through making meaningful connections both between and across subject domains Through making connections and applying learnt knowledge to solve problems and answer big questions children learn to respond to increasingly challenging problems and questions confidently as well as knowing more and remember more over time.
Our Curriculum aims to support children to be confident, independent, and inquisitive learners, who develop an understanding of the world – past, present, and future. The curriculum is designed to support children in the acquisition of desirable learning dispositions through providing contextualised learning experiences and teaching that enable them to understand fully what they need to know and how they need to be to be successful learners
The foreign language taught in KS2 is French.
Whole School Projects provide a further inspirational context for learning and provide opportunities to show progression in learning across the school. These are planned yearly and include projects based on music from key composers, paintings from artists across the world, places of interest, current day events from around the world and high-quality texts and picture books. Each year group will develop a scheme of work to develop the learning for each project in the way most relevant and stimulating for their children.
Please find our curriculum overviews below, these summarise the curriculum taught for each year group.
For more information about the curriculum, please contact the school.