TEACH NURTURE CELEBRATE
St. James C of E Primary School
Our Curriculum aims and design have been developed in line with the needs of St James CE Primary School community, promoting the Christian Values we hold dear. Our curriculum is ambitious and well-planned to ensure all pupils gain ample knowledge and skills to succeed in their next stage of education and life after primary school.
The aims are also based heavily on our school vision that children should experience ‘Life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10). All stakeholders were involved in creating the vision and aims, including: pupils, parents, PTFA, and staff members at all levels.
The St James Curriculum was chosen and adapted to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to meet Key Stage requirements and allow for smooth transition to the next phase of education.
We re-designed our curriculum to enable children to experience a more enquiry-based approach. This allows children to develop key skills and seek vital knowledge through exploring big questions and concepts.
- Within our curriculum, we aim to inspire all pupils through engaging learning experiences
- We aim to nurture passionate, healthy and successful learners by providing a broad, balanced and enquiry-based curriculum
- Instil children with the values, knowledge and skills to enable them to achieve beyond expectations and experience success
- Provide a progressive curriculum where skills and knowledge are developed through quality ongoing assessment
- Pupils complete an end of theme task where they apply the knowledge and skills gained over the theme. This could be through a verbal presentation, written assessment or creative based work. Pupils showcase aspects of their learning to parents at the end of each theme.
- Regularly, classes have the opportunity to reflect on the key learning knowledge and skills they have acquired/ developed/ applied during the previous weeks. Teachers identify links to previous learning and plan opportunities for future. Teachers help pupils make connections and enforce the importance of retrieval.