We are very careful about our knowledge instruction – we understand that teaching knowledge well inspires the same excitement as ‘fun activities’ (which can sometimes distract from the core learning purpose) because children feel like they are learning and doing well.
The great thing about knowledge is that with every new fact you learn the number of new ideas and connections open to you increases enormously.
We focus on knowledge throughout the curriculum and ensure that children have mastered the key knowledge by constantly revisiting this enabling them to “Know more, do more and remember more”.
We know that if nothing is altered in long-term memory then nothing has been learnt. With that in mind we have simplified the curriculum to ensure mastery is achieved. We believe in depth and mastery over breadth.