International Creative Baccalaureate
We facilitate afternoon learning through the delivery of the International Creative Baccalaureate (ICB) curriculum. Working with exciting whole-school themes, we link skills from Art, Dance, Drama, Music, History, Geography, Science and D&T, Languages, PE/Sport and Computing.
Every Friday, we turn our learning Inside Out! We address our school priorities; spoken language, reasoning and questioning through Inside Out Friday learning, where all classes consolidate key English and maths skills from across the week, in an exciting and engaging way. For example, through a morning, in role, as WW2 evacuees or by working in Thomas Farriner’s bakery, in 1666, baking bread.
This approach enables us to deliver the National Curriculum through a wide range of integrated experiences, providing students with an exciting and engaging focus for learning.
Students clearly understand what they are learning and why. There is greater depth to their learning and children learn how to discuss, debate, reflect and ask effective questions. Contexts for learning are meaningful and real, and there are many opportunities for enterprise and collaborative working.
Learning in such a holistic way enables our students to make connections and to develop and rehearse skills in critical thinking and problem solving. Furthermore, teaching in this way allows for key English and Maths concepts to be regularly consolidated and developed.
We actively encourage home involvement, and we facilitate regular opportunities for sharing. We regularly celebrate our achievements both within school, and in the wider community.
The ICB nurtures curiosity and supports students to develop a lifelong love for learning. Our aim is to ensure that they leave school as independent and reflective learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.