How We Do It At Silverhill
We have a vision that is achieved through 'walking' our ethos every single day. We live by our SPIRIT values to focus our actions and guide our decision making. Each Element of Learning is born out of curiosity, personalised to ensure equality and celebrated to improve children's well-being. Our 15 Golden Threads link the content of the National Curriculum to our 3 Core Principles to learning.
Using history, geography or science as a driver, the curriculum is delivered through individual learning elements which enable children to develop thematic knowledge through the undertaking of subject specific skills. It is through these elements that pupils are provided with the knowledge and language which enables children to link their learning from year to year
One example of this is to link learning through the Golden Thread of 'travel':
|Year Group||Theme||Driver||Learning Element|
|6||World War 2`||History||Evacuation and the rail system|
|5||Earth and Space||Science||Space Travel|
|4||London||Geography||London Underground and the River Thames|
|3||The Romans||History||Roman Roads|
What it might look like
Example of Year 4
Our teaching approach (pedagogy) is heavily based around these 6 strategies
- Engage them...
- Promote independence...
- Apply knowledge...