Pupils learn skills for the future with creative and engaging ‘No Limits’ curriculum projects
Our new ‘No Limits’ curriculum was introduced this year for all foundation subjects (meaning all subjects other than Maths and English). It is designed to not only provide the skills and knowledge pupils need as part of the National Curriculum, but also the ‘soft skills’ we believe they will need when they eventually enter the world of work, such as communication, problem solving, resilience. We deliver this through Applied Transdisciplinary Learning (ATL), which means the pupils will work on a project that crosses many subjects and skills. This is because in the real world we don’t use or learn skills in isolation, so we try not to teach them in isolation. For example, Year 4 are completing their Rock Band unit, where they are creating the “greatest rock show Banbury has ever seen”, and learning science, persuasive writing, art, music and DT in the process. The unit started with their own rock drum show in the hall and is finishing with them creating amazing rock show dioramas.
Equally impressive are the Anderson shelters being created by Year 6 as part of their WWII topic.