What are we trying to achieve?
At Abbeyfields, we want our children to be happy, confident learners. Every aspect of their development is important to us. We provide unique learning experiences in a supportive, nurturing environment to create a ‘level playing field’ that strives to enable our children to succeed and achieve their potential. We want our pupils to be independent and resilient and have a ‘can do’ attitude. We do this by providing experiences that challenge them, develop their problem solving skills and help them respond positively to obstacles or mistakes.
Our curriculum is carefully constructed to ensure all pupils gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes to raise their aspirations and equip them for their future lives.
Clearly identified, transferable concepts and skills are taught, along with memorable activities and lots of fun along the way. We want our children to love everything about learning. To relish it and want more.
We consider our local context and plan carefully to address current priorities. We plan a curriculum to give our pupils an understanding of what life is like beyond Northumberland – in Britain and in other parts of the world. We want our children, who come from a variety of backgrounds and have different needs, to have equal opportunities, to learn tolerance, respect and to have ambition. In the modern world we live in, we need to educate the children to embrace technology and use it wisely. Reading, writing, oracy and mathematics are important core skills needed for future life; our teaching in these areas is designed to inspire, give enjoyment and confidence.
We believe in a curriculum that gives our children a well rounded education. Our love of outdoor learning through Forest School and other outdoor activities enhances all aspects of learning – academic, social, emotional and personal development.
We want our community (and beyond) to know Abbeyfields children and be impressed by their knowledge, articulacy, respect and ambition.
We believe in collaboration and shared responsibility for the children across our partnership of schools, across all phases. To achieve this, we follow the principles of the Morpeth Partnership curriculum intent, to ensure consistency and excellence for all our children.