In the second phase of this project, we have focused on the implementation of bespoke resources to ensure consistent curriculum delivery. Our successful collaborative approach instilled a sense of ownership by primary colleagues in the planning of both the content of the Kit Boxes and the interactive resource pack. This enabled the project team to make implementation of the new curriculum easier for their colleagues through the supply of appropriate resources.
In the first phase of this project, we have focused on the development of bespoke resources to encourage and enhance consistent curriculum delivery. One of the biggest hurdles we have faced in engaging colleagues across our Cluster schools in the delivery of science is the restricted access to specialist resources. This has led to the development of a cluster Kit Club where Kit Boxes have been constructed for either those science topics, which firstly are considered the most difficult to resource and secondly, are those which are delivered most frequently. To determine the content of the Kit Boxes, Primary Colleagues were asked to produce wish lists for the topics identified.
The Framwellgate cluster group comprising of the secondary school and historic feeder primary schools are conducting a joint project to develop and deliver an innovative and replicable curriculum for science. The intention is to develop a series of science investigations to develop the identified skills using an enquiry based learning approach. The cycle of enquiry is to provide a stimulus to provoke and excite, enabling the young people to investigate further, getting the young people to conduct their own research and then communicating, presenting and evaluating their findings. A resource pack will be produced that will support teachers to deliver this alternate approach in the classroom which will be used across the cluster group.