Dunholme St Chad's Church Of England Primary School

Creating a community with open hearts and open minds

OUR Golden THreads

Our curriculum is driven by three golden threads that provide a framework for learning and help to deepen children’s understanding of what is being taught. These threads are big, transferable ideas that have a real world meaning and help children make sense of the world around them. These threads can be revisited within and across year groups so that children can build upon their existing knowledge.

 

Golden thread 1 equality and diversity

In this thread, we develop a culture of inclusion for all where everyone feels proud of their identify and is able to participate fully in school life. We investigate discrimination through history and encourage children to be change agents. Children address prejudice and bullying and support others to reach their potential. Children learn about the concepts of democracy and power. They develop an understanding of authority and justice.  

 

Golden thread 2 ambition and aspiration

This thread focuses on children’s own personal ambitions as well as those of others. They look at key influential people in history and develop a key understanding of how to develop their own aspirations. Planning ensures children have opportunities to follow their own interests and develop new skills. Children learn about enterprise and develop their sense of community.

 

Golden thread 3 continuity and change

The thread of continuity and change looks at how things change. They identify similarities and differences in different areas across subjects. Children make connections within and between subjects and concepts. They see how things relate to themselves and others. Children learn about sustainability and how we can have an impact on the world.