Stanton St QuintinPrimary School

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Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

At Stanton St Quintin Primary School we celebrate pupils’ uniqueness and strive to ‘motivate, educate and nurture’ to help them to become the very best they can be.

Our ethos and values enable the whole school community to be challenged in our learning, supported by timely pastoral care and developed through consistently excellent teaching and learning. This aids and strengthens the development of our curriculum.

What does our curriculum provide?

Deep, diverse and challenging experiences

 

Learning that captures and enhances imaginative curiosity which aids development of resilience

 

Reflection of  beliefs and values

 

Promotion of British Values

Opportunities for all pupils to develop their pathways irrespective of their social, cultural, economic backgrounds

 

Opportunities to develop skills and knowledge enabling pupils to flourish

 

A love of learning

 

Skills and knowledge to ensure pupils are equipped for their continuing life journey.

 

A secure understanding of metacognition

Learning adapted to meet pupils’ needs.

Curriculum Implementation

How do we teach our curriculum?

Facilitating meaningful and purposeful learning.

Adaptive teaching methods in response to subjects and needs of the pupils.

 

Builds on what pupils already know and ensures learning is ‘stuck’.

Revisiting prior learning to consolidate and extend pupils’ understanding.

 

Teaching through high quality texts to develop pupils’ language and extend vocabulary.

 

High quality probing questioning.

 

High standard of personal development and nurturing support for all pupils.

 

The school community sharing positive relationships and high expectations.

 

Quality teaching of application of knowledge and skills to enable pupils to solve problems and articulate reasons for methods and applications

 

Give opportunities for pupils respond to feedback - explicit development of metacognition.

 

Use of assessment throughout learning and pupils self-assessment

 

Use of the learning environment to ensure pupils’ understanding.  Work is celebrated as well as providing learning aid for pupils

 

Development and encouragement of creativity – fostering enquiry- based learning activities

 

Provide opportunities for taking risks and pushing boundaries

 

Use of resources and quality modelling to enhance pupils understanding.

 

 

Block teaching for some aspects of learning which deepens and broadens pupils’ understanding.

Inclusive and bespoke curriculum for pupils with additional needs and specific teaching sessions

 

Quality immersion into learning through specific activity days and themed weeks to engage the pupils as well as first hand experiences outside of school

 

Challenging activities for all pupils

 

Opportunities provided for pupils to develop their spirituality and reflection of the school’s values.

 

 

What do we teach?

Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum 2014. The subject areas in the National Curriculum are:

English, Mathematics, Science, Computing (new name for ICT), Art, Design Technology (DT), Geography, History, Music, Modern Foreign Language (French), PE, RE. We teach Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) even though this is now not a requirement of primary school. The EYFS curriculum for Nursery and Reception pupils is organised differently to that of the rest of the school and covers 17 areas of learning. We use the nationally required curriculum statements as a framework for organising learning and assessing how pupils’ progress.

We arrange learning so that pupils build on their skills and knowledge in different subjects sequentially as they move through the school. Where learning is supported well by linking aspects together, learning is grouped into topics as can be seen on the overviews below. Time is taken to revisit prior learning before furthering pupils’ skills and knowledge with introducing new concepts.

We ensure that pupils have a wide, broad and balanced curriculum with a varied diet of learning. It focuses carefully on developing pupils’ knowledge as well as developing their skills and characteristics which will stand them in good stead for their future lives at secondary school and beyond.

Curriculum Impact

How do we know how well pupils are doing?

Teachers check pupils’ learning frequently and in a range of different ways.  Teachers use this knowledge to help them plan future learning. Teachers feedback to pupils in a range of different ways. Time is taken to ensure pupils learn from their mistakes which we celebrate as opportunities for new learning. At the end of Reception, KS1 and KS2 we assess the pupils as required by the government. More detail about this aspect of teaching and learning is found in the following policies: Assessment, Recording and Reporting Policy; and  Marking and Feedback policy.