At Shalbourne School the curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow children to develop interpersonal and academic skills, build resilience and become confident, creative and critical thinkers.
We encourage the development of a growth mindset to promote positive interactions with self and others in order to become reflective lifelong learners.
We value the way in which all children are unique and celebrate their individual contributions to the school community, welcoming all individuals.
Opportunities are arranged for children to work in partnership with the church and wider community to develop respect and awareness.
We teach fundamental skills, knowledge, Christian values and concepts through an inspiring curriculum which challenges children to achieve their very best.
By fostering a sense of belonging in the school community we prepare our children for their future roles as responsible members of British society and as global citizens.
Shalbourne 11 by 11
In our school we expect all children to have completed these 11 experiences by the time they are 11 years old, called ‘The Shalbourne 11 by 11’:
- To have visited historical sites or national/international importance (eg Stonehenge, Roman Baths)
- To have experienced the arts at key national venue (theatre, art gallery, live music)
- To have seen democracy in action at the Houses of Parliament
- To visit the great places of worship of 3 of the main 5 religions
- To have read at least 40 classic children’s books and been exposed to a wide range of quality texts
- To have sung in a choir, performed in a theatre production and learnt to play a musical instrument
- To have represented the school at a major school/PE event (sports festivals, dance festival)
- To have experienced a residential trip
- To have a reciprocal link with the local church, local community and the World and to have fund-raised for a charity
- To have held a position of responsibility within the school community (House, School Council or classroom)
- To have developed a respect and an enjoyment of the outdoors
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