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Curriculum Information

Our School Curriculum

A school curriculum was implemented from September 2014 in line with national expectations to offer more coherence across the whole curriculum and to enable children to secure essential knowledge in key subjects. The curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that we offer and plan for our pupils.

 The curriculum we offer is broad and balanced and promotes the Spiritual, Moral, Cultural and Social aspects of learning, which prepares pupils at school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

In addition to the formal planned requirements of the New Primary National Curriculum we ensure that the children experience a wide range of learning opportunities that challenge, stimulate and promote the development of thinking and enquiry which will develop the pupils as life-long learners. We aim to teach children the essential British Values for life and tolerance of how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential.

Our Curriculum Aims

  • To enable all children to learn and develop their skills to the best of their ability.
  • To promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that children enjoy coming to school, and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning.
  • To teach children the basic skills and knowledge of literacy, numeracy, science, information technology  and computing.
  • To enable children to be creative and to develop their own thinking.
  • To teach children about their developing world, including how their environment and society have changed over time.
  • To help children understand Britain’s cultural heritage.
  • To enable children to be positive citizens in society.
  • To fulfil all the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Suffolk Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, which teaches Christianity and other world religions.
  • To teach children to have an awareness of their own spiritual development, and to understand right from wrong by developing moral values.
  • To help children understand the importance of truth and fairness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all.
  • To enable children to have understand liberty, freedom and have respect and tolerance  of others and for themselves.
  • To develop high self-esteem, and to be able to live and work co-operatively with others.

Learning Together with Parents and Carers

Parents, carers and family members are invited into school every term to share learning together in their child’s class. This is mutually beneficial as it allows teachers to explain new strategies, methods and expectations for core areas of learning. Parental feedback is very positive and children enjoy working together within the school environment.

Autumn Term - Maths Cafes

Spring Term - Writing Cafes

Summer Term - Reading  Cafes (in the first half of term)

 

Planning and Organising the Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to give teachers greater freedom in what they teach and to excite and engage children in their learning. At St.Peter & St.Paul we aim to offer creative and inspiring ways to learn, whilst ensuring that every child achieves his or her potential. Each term classes are encouraged to go out, both into the local community and further afield to encounter different places and experiences. Visitors to the school are invited in to offer unusual talents, knowledge or experiences to share.

Newsletters are produced by every class each half term to inform parents of what is to be taught over that time and the expectations for learning. 

Subjects

English

Maths

Science

Computing

Design Technology

History

Geography

Art

Music

Physical Education (PE)

Modern Foreign Languages (French)

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Religious Education (RE)

Curriculum Guide for parents

This is a very useful guide to the curriculum including expectations for each year group in Maths and English.

Click here to read or print a copy of the guide.

Click here to download the complete Primary Curriculum from the DfE.

 

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Curriculum Roles

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The Early Years Foundation Stage

This provision is delivered in the Nursery and Reception classes, and  meets the requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.  Provision and curriculum planning focuses on children achieving the Early Learning Goals and on developing children’s skills and experiences. Weekly planning, which is shared with parents, outlines focused teaching opportunities and continuous provision both for inside and outside learning. 

Curriculum Planning

A long-term plan  is in place for each year group, which indicates the topics, the  areas of learning for all the primary  subjects over the year. It indicates what needs to be taught each term and to which class of pupils. The long term plan is reviewed annually to ensure progression and opportunities for each cohort.

A medium term plan provides more detail of the thematic and cross curricular approach to planning units of work, on a  termly basis. It identifies all the areas of the curriculum to be covered over the Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms.  The New Primary National Curriculum is used as a basis for this planning and teachers use the local resources on our doorstep, such as the Eye Castle, Eye Town shops and buildings, the Nature Reserve and the school grounds to enhance learning. 

Short term planning.  Weekly Literacy, Mathematics, and planning for the other Foundation Subjects of the Curriculum is produced by teachers each week. These identify learning objectives, learning tasks and differentiation within the lesson, and follow the school’s standard for Quality First Teaching for all pupils.                                                      

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Children With Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

The curriculum in the school is designed to provide access and opportunity for all children who attend the school. If adjustments to the curriculum are required then these are made in line with personalised Pupil Plans to ensure the equality of opportunity for all pupils. Parents and a multi-range of external agencies may be involved with working with specific pupils. The SENCo will be involved in planning specific and targeted work to support and assist the teacher any child with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities. See the Local Offer for the SEN/D Report on this website. 

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We are a Church School

As a Church School, we have good links with St Peter & St Paul's Parish Church next door to us, and the Rector, Revd Dr Guy Sumpter takes assembly every Thursday in school, and leads the services that are held in church.

All classes take part in a daily act of worship; the Reception Class children start to join in this assembly during their first term, when they are ready.  The Early Years and Key Stage 1 children visit the church once a month to share a story in the church building.

Key Stage 2 children help to celebrate a Mass in church once a term, and at the end of each term, an End of Term Service is held in church , where the children lead the celebrations. 

It is the right of every parent to withdraw their children from RE lessons if they so wish.