Timbercroft provides all children with quality teaching and learning experiences through an engaging and progressive curriculum. Children have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills creatively in a range of contexts, which enables them to build upon their learning within and across subjects and key stages. We draw upon and extend our children’s personal experiences to ensure the curriculum is relevant for the entire school community whilst preparing them for their future.
Reading at Timbercroft
Our intent for Reading is for every child to become a successful reader during their time with us at Timbercroft and ultimately to develop a love for reading. We believe that with the right support, curriculum, resources and parental support that every child can develop the skills they need to succeed in reading and to be able to fully access both our curriculum and their future learning. We support all children to develop a love of reading and to find their own areas of interest which will help to improve their skills and understanding and enhance their knowledge.
We are committed to sharing a variety of high quality texts which will lead children from the initial stages of learning to decode words, right through to challenging their thinking, enhancing their knowledge of the wider curriculum and developing them as independent researchers and lifelong learners.
At Timbercroft the implementation of teaching and learning takes place within a subject-based curriculum approach. Wherever possible we group our learning around a thematic style approach but with a greater emphasis on the importance of the weight and knowledge of each subject domain as being as important as English & Maths. It covers the National Curriculum points of study in a way that makes learning interesting and engaging for all of our pupils.
For one curriculum focus each year, children work towards an exciting exit point which we call our 'Big Outcomes' where they can share their learning with parents and friends of the school. This approach encourages entrepreneurial skills with the children planning a visit, planning what they will do to raise the money and enjoying the visit at the end of the year as a result of all of their hard work.
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Social Enterprise Project
Last year we were excited to launch a social enterprise project with the Social Enterprise Academy in Year 3. The programme is delivered by inspiring social entrepreneurs with first-hand experience of solving a social problem they care about. We had a very successful year in 2023: Watch video the EOY Awards in July 2023 below:
'The DfE have announced that the UK government’s Net Zero Strategy will support the transition to net zero and 190,000 jobs by the middle of the 2020s and up to 440,000 jobs in 2030. The increased investment and legislation for nature’s recovery driven by the Environment Act will also create many green jobs in the nature sector. Creating an environment from an early age where we are able to connect to nature is essential for self-enforcement in protecting and valuing nature’.'
As a school we are committed to embedding this strategy within our school and will be working on the carbon neutral agenda as part of our curriculum, making links to the Sustainable Development Goals.