Standards Skills Experience Confidence
Primary Learning Pathways
1. Introduction and Aims
What is Primary Learning Pathways?
Primary Learning Pathways is a subject based delivery model for the National Curriculum and wider aspects of primary learning. It employs subject progression milestones to enable learners to effectively build on their prior learning.
The key purpose of the curriculum is to give children the knowledge needed to succeed in their lives. It is designed to be vibrant and ambitious, giving all children (including disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs) opportunities to learn and remember more. The key drivers for the curriculum are Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Confidence and these can be seen as both aspects of learning and also as personal growth progression. These drivers follow educational research findings that most effective curriculum strategy:
helps learners acquire rich and deep subject knowledge,
enables a wide range of varied learning opportunities and experience,
helps learners to develop skills using their knowledge and curriculum experiences
helps learners to develop confidence in their own learning and to tackle future challenge
Primary Learning Pathways Curriculum aims:
Provide a broad and balanced education for all pupils
Enable pupils to acquire rich and deep subject knowledge, explore concepts and ultimately to develop skills, and be able to use and apply these.
Support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
Support pupils’ physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active
Promote a positive attitude to learning
Ensure equal access to learning, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support
Promote child learning and development and ensure they are ready for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3