Our Global Curriculum
At Foxfield Primary School and the Inspire Partnership we provide pupils with a global curriculum based on knowledge and skills that is relevant for the 21st century. These skills are critically important for future success. We believe that global learning helps pupils make sense of the increasingly complex and rapidly changing world in which they live. Our curriculum enables pupils to think critically about world issues and to develop an awareness of the impact our own actions can have on others.
The six themes children are exposed to across all year groups are:
These six global learning themes are broken down into knowledge and understanding, skills, and attitudes. The six global themes outlined above are explored through all areas of the curriculum and across the subject disciplines.
We provide rich opportunities for the children to explore citizenship and real-life world issues, which at times they may have to grapple with to make sense of it. This, in turn, helps them to develop skills such as collaboration and communication, thus equipping them with the necessary skills for life in the 21st century. Across each year a number of high-quality core texts are used to bring the themes to life for our children and to promote a connectedness with the learning.
Humanities within a global curriculum
At Foxfield we aim to educate the next generation about the planet they live on, its past and its challenges. We want all our pupils to be passionate about history and geography and to develop a love of learning for these subject disciplines. Within the learning journeys, we encourage pupils to develop their critical thinking, problem-solving and oracy skills.
The humanities learning is woven into our global curriculum so that children contextualise their learning and make connections with their prior knowledge. This encourages pupils to become conscious and connected global citizens. Embedded throughout our curriculum are multiple opportunities for the pupils to explore their local history and geography. Pupils are also exposed to ‘hidden and untold stories’ of individuals and groups of people from a range of time periods. This allows pupils to learn about diverse cultures, and people who are similar and different to them. As a result, the children can see themselves and their cultures and ethnicities reflected in the periods of history that they learn. For example, within the Year 3 learning journey, pupils explore the traditional history of the suffragette movement as well as the ‘untold story’ of Princess Sophia Singh, who was a prominent Indian campaigner for women’s rights in the United Kingdom. Take a look at our Humanities overview and watch our ‘Humanities in a Global Context’ video to see how more of these hidden histories are woven through the year groups.
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If you would like to find out more about our global curriculum and see a copy of our Inspire Partnership Curriculum Framework, please do contact the school.