What is the ‘Exploring New Horizons’ 118 Curriculum?
The rationale for our ‘Exploring New Horizons’ 118 Curriculum is very clear and very simple:
We want our school to be for the disadvantaged, what the home is for the advantaged.
In this specific context, by ‘disadvantaged’ we mean that some children do not get the same high quality life experiences at home that their more ‘advantaged’ peers may receive.
In this context, it has nothing to do with:
It is everything that is to do with being a great parent or grandparent. In many ways, some of our most advantaged children (in terms of family affluence) come from the most disadvantaged backgrounds.
The ‘Exploring New Horizons’ Curriculum is all about what makes an interaction or relationship with an adult “sparky” and opens the child up to a whole world of lifelong learning, awe and wonder, and most importantly, fun!
“When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important. A stodgy parent is no fun at all.” Roald Dahl
What a child wants and deserves is a parent who is SPARKY.
As a staff, we came up with a long list of 118 experiences from our own childhoods that we wished to be able to share with our pupils over their time at New Horizons Seaside Primary. Many of these experiences feed directly into supporting the aims of our DREAMS ethos.
The children have a chance to access these experiences, both in class as part of our lessons, as well as in special curriculum events, on day trips and on residential trips. The children record a brief note about each experience in a book created especially for this purpose; the book travels up through the school with the child and when they leave us at the end of Year 6, it provides an amazing memory of their time here.
The key ambition for our ‘Exploring New Horizons’ 118 Curriculum, our driving ambition, is to ensure that every child has direct access to “SPARKY” adults and achieves the best possible all round education through accessing the widest range of experiences and activities by the time they leave our school.
To see the full list of 118 activities, please click on the link below!