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Curriculum Overview

Creative Curriculum

Here at Topcliffe we are very proud of our Creative Curriculum. The ethos and rationale behind our curriculum design is to support our children to become more independent and inquisitive learners as well as to motivate our children (and their families) to develop a real thirst for being lifelong learners.

Our school HARRI values are embedded throughout our curriculum and topics are then carefully planned to support children in their acquisition and development of skills, knowledge and vocabulary. Our curriculum supports us in making learning meaningful to everyone. We intend for it to be motivating and stimulating to encourage children to make Healthy choices, be Aspirational, Respectful of others and Resilient and Independent learners (HARRI).

Teaching topics have been carefully planned to allow meaningful cross-curricular links and clear progression of both skills and knowledge. During lessons, children are challenged to produce work in a creative way, giving them freedom to choose how to present their work without diminishing the level of skills and knowledge being learnt. This way of teaching the curriculum is more vibrant and engaging. Our children are proud of the work they are producing and they are happy to be challenged to present their work in a different way.

Our children are benefiting from wider opportunities to express themselves through their work and are receiving a variety of experiences and development, through school trips, visitors, outdoor ed opportunities and ‘WOW’ experiences, which are then utilised to enhance their learning further. 

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@Topcliffeschool - 19 May
Lilies had a fantastic afternoon at Plantsbrook Nature Reserve. https://t.co/QPxRQTolQP
@Topcliffeschool - 18 May
I wonder what is happening next week.... https://t.co/5iT5mEzx4q
@Topcliffeschool - 18 May
Thank you today to Reception parents who also attended a Wellcomm Workshop today with I'm sure I heard them say Topcliffe's workshops have been some of the most well attended. 🥰 Thank you all for being so supportive. So sorry I couldn't join you all.
@Topcliffeschool - 17 May
A big thank you to the Y1 parents who attended our Wellcomm Workshop today. We were thrilled with how many parents came - we even needed to make more copies of the handouts. Thank you for your support 🥰 Reception's turn tomorrow... https://t.co/hvKbIdvVqh
@Topcliffeschool - 16 May
The Digital Brew Up at Falcon Lodge Community Hub! Every Thursday 10:00-12:00pm. No need to book, just turn up and we'll see you there https://t.co/VFnRwsbhAK
@Topcliffeschool - 16 May
Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust are recruiting for a EYFS/KS1 Phase Lead and Primary Phase English or Maths Leader. Closing date: 9:00am, Mon 23rd May, 2022. View full details and apply online ⬇️ https://t.co/6PCksXdmdn
@Topcliffeschool - 16 May
I'm not sure. We will have a good look around for you though! 🤞
@Topcliffeschool - 13 May
A huge well done, hooray and 👍 to our Y6 pupils and staff for all of their hard work (and oodles of resilience) this week. https://t.co/jA65gPYKPA
@Topcliffeschool - 13 May
Feeling proud of how confident our younger readers are becoming during shared reading sessions using our new scheme 📚 https://t.co/EhoXJ62b87
@Topcliffeschool - 13 May
Thank you to all the parents for attending Lilies kite workshop. We had so much fun 🤗 https://t.co/gkELrJLNfR
@Topcliffeschool - 13 May
Isolating movement of the tripod (writing) fingers to roll small balls of play dough and controlling and coordinating hand movements using cutlery to pick up the 'beans'. Additionally, this will develop independence in self-care skills ✅ https://t.co/KP1NZTbYYK
@Topcliffeschool - 13 May
We certainly had lots of fun! 🪁 x https://t.co/aNCpkXVc3W
@Topcliffeschool - 9 May
Brilliant evening tonight spent at for boys football tournament.Topcliffe year 5 boys only went and WON!!! Drawing their first game and winning the other 3!🥇⚽️. So proud of them all! All played together brilliantly👏 well done to everyone involved tonight👏 https://t.co/TRpJVihLgm
@Topcliffeschool - 9 May
Thank you for the tag🥰
@Topcliffeschool - 7 May
Some fantastic independent writing in Tulips today! Last stop on market street, who might we see on the bus 🚌 https://t.co/mmC0s03U5o
@Topcliffeschool - 7 May
I was so lucky to walk through reception this morning and hear some wonderful oracy work taking place discussing predictions and describing words linking to the text: The gingerbread man. What would be the best liquid for the river? https://t.co/p2eoNTDWmf
@Topcliffeschool - 7 May
This week during tutoring, we spent some time outside practicing our Year 3 & 4 common exception words with chalk. We had great fun racing to see who could get the most words written down in 10 minutes.😁 https://t.co/tO5ksTAQj3
@Topcliffeschool - 7 May
An interactive time lesson in Tulips this morning ⏰ https://t.co/8RKLffOj5O
@Topcliffeschool - 4 May
@Topcliffeschool - 4 May
Year 5 GOATI team used their communication skills to guide their blindfolded partners around the Uber night line today!! Then they were brave enough to use their sense of touch, smell and hearing during our ‘I’m a Maple, get me out of here’ sensory challenge!! https://t.co/4o5gNR6XJ3