Aspire Believe Create Dazzle

At Illogan School our curriculum encompasses not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum but goes beyond this to ensure that our children have a rich variety of cultural opportunities. We have devised a curriculum which is based on 6 key drivers where our values of Aspire, Believe, Create, Dazzle underpin all we do. Although each of these drivers is explored individually there are strong links between them.

Curriculum Structure

At Illogan School, we teach our subjects discreetly of one another and only link topics when a meaningful connection can be made. For each unit of work, in every foundation subject (plus science and RE), we are defining the essential learning by identifying the prior knowledge and skills, as well as the substantive and disciplinary concepts. Teachers know how units of work enable pupils to build understanding within the sequence across the school, this allows pupils to make links in their learning and revisit concepts over time.

As outlined in our Teaching and Learning policy, both formative and summative assessments provide teachers with the information needed to adapt provision to not only meet the needs of all learners but to identify where gaps may be present. This ensures that our provision is both responsive and reactive to the needs of individual cohorts.

Our pedagogical approach creates a rhythm of learning which is teacher led and enquiry based. Each unit will follow the same sequence:

Cultural Capital

Our aim is to enrich every child’s school experience, to be educated citizens, by creating an environment where they are encouraged to succeed and be the best they can be. Cultural capital is about preparing children with the essential knowledge and skills for what comes next. Through this journey, children develop new forms of cultural capital that makes a difference in individual mind-sets, which consequently shapes their future. 

Through our curriculum, children at Illogan are exposed to enrichment opportunities which allow them to experience the awe and wonder of the world in which they live.

Our Long Term Plan for 2021/22

Below is our whole school Long Term plan for the year: