KS1 at Butler's Hill
The KS1 Curriculum has been carefully planned around Butler’s Hill’s mission of Dream Big, Aim High, as we want our children to have high aspirations and believe they can make a difference, big or small through their core values and responsible actions. Through our Social Emotional and Learning (JIGSAW) syllabus children are taught discreetly and specifically about having aspirational goals and how they can make steps towards
achieving them. Therefore, as part of our topics we look at some key individuals (both past and present) who had dreams and aspirations, some who achieved their goals successfully, Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling, Women of the Gambia, as well as those that didn’t, Scott of the Antarctic, who did not achieve his ultimate goal, so we look at some of the key mistakes made, and how we learn from people of the past and their mistakes. ‘Mistakes’ being a key aspect of our ‘Growth Mindset’ approach to learning – they are seen in a
positive light to take us forward, not as a failure to dwell on. Moving on to Mary Anning and the role she played as a female palaeontologist, to local doctor Zachariah Green who made medicine available to the poor. The children look at David Attenborough and the work he does to save the planet and in particular his work on deforestation in the Amazon.