Primary Knowledge Curriculum
At Tyndale, we work in partnership with The Primary Knowledge Curriculum (PKC) to teach Science, History, Geography, RE and Art.
The Primary Knowledge Curriculum places ‘Powerful Knowledge’, knowledge that takes students beyond their own experiences, at the heart of the primary curriculum. The knowledge in our curriculum is carefully chosen, sequenced in a meaningful way that enables children to progress incrementally and is highly specialised.
The curriculum is divided into subjects, recognising the identity of the disciplines we study, fostering a love for subject content that will flourish as children move through the curriculum.
Careful and thoughtful planning over the past seven years has allowed PKC to design a curriculum that weaves important concepts such as fairness, justice, liberty, identity and power through a diverse range of contexts, in both place and time, building examples that children can draw upon as their understanding grows.
The Primary Knowledge Curriculum nurtures the minds of children who will think often and deeply. Pupils will be taught meaningful content that builds on their prior knowledge. For many children, particularly those who have not gained it elsewhere, the establishment of that prior knowledge will begin with their very first lesson. Drawing on research-based cognitive science, there are carefully planned opportunities to recall and revisit vital prior knowledge and to strengthen retrieval from lesson to lesson, unit to unit and year to year.
The knowledge based approach encourages children to infer, question, interpret, analyse, argue and reason. Most importantly, the Primary Knowledge Curriculum provides children with the tools they need to participate in their own education that will continue for a lifetime.