Summer 1 - Parent Letter

Summer 1 - Knowledge Wall

Spring 2 - Parent letter

Spring 2 - Knowledge Wall

Spring 1  - Parent letter

Spring 1 - Knowledge wall

Autumn 2  - Parent letter

Autumn 2  - Knowledge wall

Autumn 1 - Squeak, Squawk, Squirm

Daily Timetable

“The main purpose of curriculum is to build up the content of long-term memory so that when students are asked to think, they are able to think in more powerful ways because what is in their long-term memories makes their short-term memories more powerful.” (Wiliam, 2018)

As a Kite Academy school, we have identified eight disciplinary concepts that underpin our curriculum.  By identifying a main concept  (or concepts)  for each subject in a unit of learning, we are able to develop this curriculum coherence ​or ‘stickability’ of knowledge,  enabling it to be committed to longer term memory.   We use these concepts to shape the key knowledge in a subject, linking across subjects too (‘interdisciplinary’). This process can be summarised in the following diagram. Throughout our planning, the disciplinary concepts are colour coded for quick reference.



Unit Overviews in our foundation subjects identify the knowledge and skills to be taught and detail linked experiences and key vocabulary.  They also enable teachers to review prerequisite learning.