Kingsway School : Kingsway School Curriculum
KINGSWAY SCHOOL | JIREH SCHOOL | TAU TE AROHANOA AKORANGA 32 SPECIALCHARACTERKEYCOMPETENCIESVALUESVISIONLEARNINGAREASPEDAGOGY CREATING LINKS BETWEEN LEARNING AREAS INTEGRATING LEARNING AREAS and seeking connections where links are natural and unforced around themes of student interest, developmental stage, Biblical worldview importance and future focused issues are important features of the KingsWay School Curriculum. Links between learning areas at KingsWay School will be explored in Years 1-13 through online curriculum mapping in order to: • Emphasise strategies across all learning areas • Explore common Biblical worldview concepts and future focused themes • Standardise the teaching and assessment of skills in related learning areas such as research • Organise planning meetings which focus on - exploring current and future possibilities for creating learning area connections - establishing prior learning • Coordinate planned excursions, wherever possible, where the links between learning areas can be explored • Provide access for teachers to long term planners and various templates used for assessment and planning in different learning areas PLANNING Common electronic planning formats will be used for Years 1-13. All unit and long term planning will be recorded and available on the school’s network. RECORDING OF INFORMATION The transferring of relevant information to the next department, year group or syndicate will be recorded on MUSAC. Information will include: relevant personal student information, diagnostic results and other national testing information such as AsTTle, PATs and STAR. Students with specific learning needs will be identified at the start of each year and data relating to their progress will be available on the school network. PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH Teachers use best evidenced pedagogical practices to ensure the effective teaching and assessment in all curriculum areas.
Connect Magazine Term 3 2016