Our curriculum aspires to be exciting, engaging and meaningful. It aims to empower and inspire children to become life-long learners with passion, resilience and respect for themselves and the world around them. Great Kimble C of E School is not only committed to meeting the requirements of the primary National Curriculum, it also aims to extend a world of opportunities and possibilities to our children. Each child is unique and we therefore endeavour to provide a holistic approach, focusing on the individual. As such, the curriculum is taught with the consideration of the needs of all learners in our caring, Christian community. Great Kimble fosters acceptance, understanding and love for all no matter their faith, culture or background and this is reflected in all elements of school life and within our broad and balanced curriculum.
Great Kimble has an excellent and bespoke curriculum. We are a rural school but our children learn through a range of experiences about the wider world in which they live, and through this, they extend their understanding of themselves. Skills, knowledge, attitudes and values are developed through the curriculum to enable the children to prepare for their next stage of learning, become life-long learners and enable them to be successful, active participants in the community. Embedded across all curriculum areas, and taught explicitly, are key elements of active listening, oracy and talking, growth mindset and metacognition.
Our school has high expectations for every child to develop and show a sense of responsibility and self-discipline whether alone, together, at work or at play. To achieve this, we promote a curriculum of strong values, mindfulness and reflection. Growth and personal successes are celebrated, along with overcoming obstacles and demonstrating our school values in practice. We believe that this will provide a strong foundation for education and life beyond our school as positive members of the community.
Our curriculum is strongly supported by our commitment to integrated outdoor learning and wider experiences beyond the walls of a classroom. We showcase this through our exceptional outdoor classroom (Smokey Row), making maximum use of our outstanding environment and through relevant, meaningful trips and experiences planned each term.
We believe that by nurturing our children throughout this key stage of their lives, we can teach them to love themselves and one another, to learn about themselves and the world around them and to live out our school values and contribute positively to the world. It is for this reason that our school motto is ‘Love, Learn, Live’.