The Rouge Bouillon Approach To The Curriculum
Our core purpose is to ensure all our pupils are skilled learners; have excellent progression from their individual starting points and attain the highest standards in all aspects of the curriculum. The achievements, attitudes, beliefs, culture and well-being of every person in the school matters and all have the right to have their learning needs met.
Children learn best when they feel safe in their environment and are engaged with stimulating, thought provoking tasks which foster curiosity, embrace their creativity and have purpose.
At Rouge Bouillon we will ensure that:
• Pupils’ wellbeing and physical needs are supported so that they are ready to learn;
• We actively engage with children and parents to ensure regular attendance and good punctuality;
• We create a purposeful learning environment where pupils feel safe to speak and act freely, supported by clearly agreed, consistently reinforced classroom routines and rules;
• Safeguarding procedures are adhered to at all times.
High quality learning happens through careful design, based on teachers’ knowledge of the curriculum, knowledge of their pupils’ learning needs and their ability to marry the two together in an engaging and challenging way.
In Nursery, Reception and Year 1 teachers will ensure all adult led sessions are planned with clear learning objectives and appropriate challenge. A cycle of observation, assessment, planning, observation is carried out on a moment-by-moment basis.
In Years 2 to 6 teachers ensure challenge is planned for pupils at all times according to pupil’s learning needs. Wherever possible, planning will be cross-curricular in approach and include a ‘hook’ to gain pupils’ interest and a visit. Pupils are involved in planning- this shows their opinions matter; gives them a sense of ownership and helps them to connect with their learning.
Feedback and assessment takes place regularly to enable the teacher to find out the degree of understanding a child has of the targeted and allow them to give enabling guidance to the child. It should be noted that not every sum needs to be ‘marked’ and not every spelling needs to be corrected for this to happen.
In order to reinforce a sense of excellence, we:
• Recognise achievements, both in and outside school, in class and through assemblies
• Welcome experts in a variety of disciplines into school to inspire and motivate children to try new things, discover their talents and persevere.
• Give children the time and guidance to complete work to a high standard, building in time to evaluate, edit and improve it in order to achieve something of quality to be proud of.
• Give children time to recognise and celebrate their own achievements and those of others.