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Curriculum statement

Intent

 

 

General principles

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• Embody our Christian vision, values and ethos
• become valuable members of their local community
• develop healthy relationships with others
• see clear links between different aspects of their learning
• experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning
• develop a rich and deep subject knowledge
• develop and demonstrate their creativity
• understand the purpose and value of their learning and see its relevance to their past, present and future

SMSC/FBV

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• Explore beliefs, experience and faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity and reflect on experiences
• Recognise right and wrong and respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views
• Use a range of social skills to participate in the local community and beyond; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict
• Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity
• Be part of a system where everyone plays an equal part
• Learn that all people and institutions are subject to and accountable for their actions and behaviour
• Be free to express views or ideas
•  To respect and accept the opinions or behaviour of others

Well-being

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• learn in a peaceful and supportive environment, where every voice is valued.
• learn how to stay safe and build positive relationships
• develop spirituality
• learn about their own mental health and how to keep healthy
• develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities
• learn how to respect themselves and others
• recognise that people are good at different things
• reflect and think mindfully about their learning
• follow their own interests and be themselves

Pupil voice

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• make a positive contribution to the school and local community
• explore ways of becoming an active citizen
• make choices about things that are important to them
• see the importance of having a voice
• learn language to be able to express their emotions
• ask questions about how and why we do things

Pedagogy

Our curriculum will be taught through a pedagogy that:

• enables and fosters children’s natural curiosity
• excites, promotes and sustains children’s interest
• promotes problem solving, creativity and communication

Enrichment

We will enrich our curriculum by:

• offering opportunities for children to learn outdoors
• welcoming parents and carers to take part in children’s learning and experiences
• developing partnerships with external providers that extend children’s opportunities for learning
• providing on and off-site subject or topic related activities