At King Edward’s we strive for our children to be interested and excited about the world in which they live, both the local area and the world beyond. We provide first hand opportunities to see how a child interacts and is influenced by their own environment. Our curriculum is designed to show inquisitiveness which will be with them for the rest of their lives. We aim to promote and sustain a thirst for knowledge and understanding, develop transferable skills and build upon a love of learning through rich and valuable experiences. As a school, we recognise children’s prior learning, diversity and different needs. We ensure the experiences build upon prior learning and are stimulating, memorable and inspiring. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community, providing our most disadvantaged pupils with new experiences. We guide our children to make sense of their physical world and community by allowing them to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment. The children are taught key concepts and key vocabulary drawing from a range of local, national or global themes. All children are given the opportunity to benefit from our natural forest schools area, allowing time for exploration to develop their confidence as a result of the freedom, time and space they are given in their learning. This allows them to demonstrate independence at each individual child’s rate.