Our Curriculum statement of Intent
At the core of all our learning are our Christian values which are embedded into our daily life to develop our children spiritually, morally, socially and culturally
We offer a curriculum which creates exciting opportunities for all our children in an ever-changing world. It is unique and shows a clear pathway, recognising the links between the different strands of learning across the curriculum. In this way, all teachers are fully aware of the progressive sticky knowledge that children need to take with them at the end of each year. Their new enquiry-based learning builds on previous knowledge and understanding, which in turn leads to more confident life-long learners who will take this knowledge with them into the future. Our children are aware of the footprint they are creating.
We challenged ourselves to picture the core skills and opportunities that might be needed when a young person starts looking for employment. Our skills set matched closely with the ‘Oldham Pledge’ so these are embedded into our curriculum. As we are very aware of all our children’s starting points, we ensure that we provide them with additional enrichment opportunities throughout their time with us. Communication is the greatest skill of all- not just speaking and listening but also in print as a reader and a writer, through technology, mathematics, science, humanities and the creative arts. We are ardent believers that for our children to succeed, they are presented with high quality, first-hand opportunities and life experiences. These are aimed at improving their own resilience and independence, whilst enhancing local and general knowledge in order to expand their future learning and employment chances.
We are highly ambitious for our children, irrespective of their background or academic prowess. All staff know what their children should achieve at the end of each year and the learning is carefully planned to meet these points. Our children with special educational needs and disabilities are also provided with a rich and stimulating curriculum which, where possible, matches that of their peers.
The curriculum is not narrowed as children get older. All children, throughout the school, receive a broad and balanced curriculum which is aimed at improving their knowledge and skills in a progressive manner. In Year 6, we ensure that our children are ready for the end of key stage assessments without distracting them from receiving a very rich, broad and balanced curriculum. This will then guarantee that our children are as well prepared for the next stage of their education as possible
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The 14 pledges
Children’s work and achievement within the curriculum will be celebrated and displayed to enable it to make a significant impact on the visual appearance of the school and to contribute positively to our ethos. The exciting curriculum that we provide will help children to understand who they are and where they live. It will help them learn about their community, the nation and the world in which they live. It will deepen their cultural awareness and increase their understanding of history, time and place. They will develop a respect for and an understanding of different cultures and beliefs. They will learn about issues facing the world and the importance of caring for their environment.
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