Curriculum

P Curriculum

At King Solomon we aim to provide all students with a broad, balanced and innovative curriculum which ensures a robust focus on gaining strong skills in literacy and numeracy as building blocks for future learning and progress.

A curriculum driven by our vision

In line with the vision of the school, there are three main strands to the curriculum

The Main Curriculum

In the early years of their Primary Phase  students focus on phonics (Letter and Sounds), spoken language, reading and writing and numeracy

In year 1-6 students are taught a broad and balanced and is based on the national curriculum, which includes:  English, Maths, Science, Modern Foreign language, Computing, Geography, History, Citizenship, Art and Design, Physical Education, Design and Technology. In addition, at King Solomon, our students also study Religion Education (RE). Our RE syllabus follows the Birmingham agreed RE syllabus.

However, in order develop students international mindedness, the main curriculum is tailored to embed the International baccalaureate learner profile. 

Reception

Reception Curriculum Handbook

Year 1

Year 1 Curriculum Handbook

Year 2

Year 2 Curriculum Handbook

The International business and enterprise

International business is  the specialism of the school. This thread, woven into the curriculum throughout the school, seeks to develop student’s attitudes, skills and understanding of enterprise, the wealth creation process, international trade and the challenges and opportunities that result from globalisation and the emergence of new trading blocs.  Our International Business Hierarchy of Learning diagram below, provides a snapshot of how a student’s knowledge in international business and enterprise will progress through their life at the school.

The international business thread  of the curriculum is being developed in partnership with international business companies. This will significantly bring added value to the school’s curriculum and enrichment offer through their specialist input, international business curriculum, business mentorship, work placements and internships in the UK and abroad.

The Character Development

The character development thread, embodied in the Christian ethos of the school, seeks to develop pupils: moral, civic, performance and intellectual character virtues to enable them to become outstanding citizens and to make a positive contribution to the moral and social fabric of their society. Our character development framework is based on the 9 character virtues associated with the Biblical Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustworthiness, gentleness, and self-control.

The Student Council nominates a charity to support annually and organises events to raise funds. Our children are encouraged to take part in charity giving. Christian Aid week, for example, is promoted and supported throughout the school.

For details of our curriculum by year group and by term click the relevant links below

To find out more about the curriculum please contact the Head of Primary, Mr M. Blunt.

SEND and Learning Support

To effectively meet the needs of all pupils so that every child is able to be able to fulfil their potential, including those with special educational needs and the gifted and talented, the school has developed a dedicated Learning Support Department. The department provides a range of interventions to meet the specific needs of pupils, some of which are provided in class, others are outside the classroom in designated learning areas.

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Please contact Mrs Bhalsod (SENCO) for further details on 0121 357 1905

To view our SEND Information Report

Homework

Homework is compulsory at the school; it is seen as one of the additional but key methods in which pupil achievement can be raised. The importance and benefit of completing homework will be instilled in our students at the outset of joining King Solomon in order that independent home study becomes routine. The use of digital technologies and our Virtual Learning Platform will be encouraged.

Examination and Assessment Results: School performance

All schools are required to provide the most recent results for the school and a link to the DfE performance tables.  However, as a relatively new school, we do not as yet have this data.  As soon as we have results to share with parents and the community we will include them here. We do however have our Early Year Foundation Stage and our Year 1 Phonics results which is provided below.

Early Year Foundation Stage 

In Early Years Foundation Stage children are assessed against 17 goals and at the end of the year they gain judgements emerging (still some skills to acquire) expected (at the level) exceeded (above the level).

All children are expected to get to the required levels in Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Reading, Writing and Mathematics (12 goals) in total. This is classified nationally as a Good Level of Development.

We are achieving higher than nationally and across Birmingham, see details below:

EYFS Good level of Development at King Solomon: June 2017  76.6%   

End of Foundation Stage whole school results June 2016

At the end of reception year all children are to reach expected level in the 12 Early Learning Goals. The results are as follows:

Birmingham (2016) 63.7% reached at least expected levels
Nationally (2016) 69% reached at least expected levels
King Solomon 76.6% reached at least expected levels

Communication and Language

 

Number of children at each level at the end of Reception Stage June 2017

Emerging

Expected

Exceeded

Listening

3.3

68.3

28.3

Understanding

3.3

73.3

23.3

Speaking

1.7

66.7

31.7

Physical Development

Number of children at each level at the end of Reception Stage June 2017

Emerging

Expected

Exceeded

Moving and handling

1.7

78.3

20

Self-care

1.7

76.7

31.7

 

Personal, Social and

Emotional Development

Number of children at each level at the end of Reception Stage

June 2017

Emerging

Expected

Exceeded

Self-confidence and

self-awareness

1.7

65

33.3

Managing feelings and behaviour

3.3

70

26.7

Making relationships

3.3

65

31.7

Literacy

 

Number of children at each level at the end of Reception Stage

June 2017

Emerging

Expected

Exceeded

Reading

23.3

50

26.7

Writing

21.7

51.7

26.7

 

Mathematics

 

Number of children at each level at the end of Reception Stage

June 2014

Emerging

Expected

Exceeded

Numbers

13.3

58.3

28.3

Shape, Space and Measures

6.7

66.7

26.7

Year 1 Phonics reached 86%.