The Iron Acton and Hawkesbury curriculum is inclusive, engaging and inspiring to all children from Reception through to Year 6. It seeks to educate the whole child, equipping each person with the knowledge and skills required for the next stage of their education and for life in modern Britain.
All staff strive for the highest quality and are ambitious for all children. It meets the needs of the statutory National Curriculum whilst being relevant and child-centred, focusing on what children at Iron Acton and Hawkesbury need to learn and want to learn. It enables children to explore through enquiry based questions which are relevant and meaningful to them. Children are provoked into learning; experiences are memorable.
It requires children to think deeply about concepts, to develop a sound understanding of knowledge and proficiency in skill. It promotes strong learning behaviours: confidence, resilience, adaptability, determination. There is a focus on cultural awareness and global citizenship, a celebration of diversity. The local area is used as a platform for learning and community links are utilised to enhance the learning experience.
Cross-curricular topic based learning is carefully designed around the children’s interests ensuring full coverage of the curriculum whilst ensuring children are stimulated and eager to know more. It celebrates the outdoors and the way outdoor learning can enhance learning. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe and healthy both in mind and body.
The curriculum is not static; it is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the learners at Iron Acton. It adapts to reflect significant world events and the world around us.