Our Approach at St Barnabas Multi Academy Trust

Our curriculum is designed to provide memorable, relevant learning, that builds in complexity over time. We are increasingly using a ‘FLIPPED & BLENDED’ approach to learning for the
‘foundation subjects’ to facilitate greater independence for pupils in the acquisition of knowledge while at the same time allowing teachers to support the interpretation and application of their

knowledge as they produce a response / outcome to the unit being studied.

Our DISCRETE curriculum, driven by curriculum systems like TFW and RWI, provides structured approaches to delivering content and skills through the age phases.
Our LIVING curriculum adds exciting experiences, rich in relevant knowledge and skills that develop children’s understanding of their locality and Britain’s diversity.

Approach

STICKLINKUSEFULBUILD
The learning is memorable and funChildren can link different areas of learning to enhance understandingThe content is relevant to the children here at St BarnabasThere is planned progression of knowledge and skills

Living Curriculum

Nur-ReceptionYear 1 and 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6
LIVING
CURRICULUM
EXAMPLES
(Outdoor Nursery)
Forest School
Pony Trekking
Santa Express
Beach Clean & Recycled Art
Bear Hunt- Cardinham Woods
Pirans Pilgrimage
Den Building
Mountain Biking
Fishing at Bakes Lake
John Muir Award
Kayaking
Moor Climbing
(Brown Willy)
Canoeing
Cycle trails
(Drakes Trail)
NATURAL
SUBJECT
LINKS
HSC
KUW
PD
PSED
C&L
Science
Geography
Art
HAL
PSHE
Geography
Science
HAL
Art
PSHE
Geography
Science
HAL
Art
PSHE
Geography
Science
HAL
Geography
PSHE
HAL
KNOWLEDGESeasonal change
Food preparation
Fire safety
Risk assessment
Outdoor safety
Wildlife
Artistic media
Seasonal change
Flora and fauna
River dynamics
Decomposition
Food sources
Cooking techniques
Food preparation
Navigating
Artistic materials
Environmental
Locality
River dynamics
Weather & tides
Beach Safety
Seasonal change
Forces
Materials
Geomorphology
Environmental
Locality
River dynamics
Weather & tides
Beach Safety
Seasonal change
Forces
Materials
Geomorphology
Environmental
Beach safety
Tides/Forces
Rip Currents
Beach dynamics
Locality
Camp craft
Locality
SKILLSSelf care
Teamwork
Tool work
Creativity
Building
Resilience
Perseverance
‘Can do’ attitude

Independence-
changing
Teamwork
Mapping
Firelighting
Self care - Independence
Tool work
Observing
Recording
Self care
Preparing kit
Mapping
Surveying
Observing
Recording
Testing
Perseverance
Self care
Preparing kit
Mapping
Surveying
Observing
Recording
Testing
Perseverance
Survival/self rescue
PD
Surfing
Shelter building
Teamworking
Independence
Tool work
Canoeing