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Curriculum

Curriculum Intent Statement

At All Saints the curriculum is designed to: recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We use the “Characteristics of Effective Learning” and the 5 R’s to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.

Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum as we celebrate local traditions, learning new skills to enable the children to take an active role in events throughout the year.

Children leave All Saints with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.

 

Curriculum Implementation

All Saints engages all learning styles using a variety of resources including Early Years Outcomes, National Curriculum Statutory Guidance, Mastery, Values Based Learning, Learning Challenge Curriculum, Outdoor Learning and enhancement opportunities which support teaching of the curriculum.

 

Learning Research

All Saints has recognised the use of clear, focused learning intentions and success criteria as an effective tool in gaining intended learning outcomes. Staff use effective questioning techniques to develop higher order thinking skills. Children and staff are encouraged to hold a growth mind-set and 'marvellous mistakes’ are recognised as part of the learning journey. In lessons we provide opportunities for study but we strive to provide as many recall and application activities as possible to support the retention of knowledge and understanding.

 

The 5 R’s

The learning culture is promoted through 5 R’s which are used to remind and empower children so that they become responsible for their own learning. The children are encouraged and expected to either use or be:

  • Responsible
  • Resourceful
  • Reasoning
  • Reflective
  • Resilient

 

We follow the 2014 National Curriculum in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. Full details of the curriculum can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-framework-for-key-stages-1-to-4

In KS1 we follow the Letters and Sounds phonics programme and we use the Oxford Reading Tree scheme to support individual reading and for some guided group sessions.

The Nursery and Reception children follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum, providing purposeful play and exploratory activity both indoors and outdoors.

To find out more about the Early Years Education click here.

The subjects included in the National Curriculum for Key Stage One and Two are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Religious Education (RE)
  • Computing (ICT)
  • Design and Technology (DT
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Foreign Languages (KS2)

 

At each Key Stage, Programmes of Study set out what pupils should be taught, and attainment targets set out the expected standards of performance.  The curriculum is delivered in a variety of ways. Using the Programmes of Study, individual teachers will adopt a variety of approaches, including whole-class work, group, individual work and, as appropriate, inter-year work.  Whole-School curriculum planning, individual teacher planning and the overview of subject coordinators ensures a whole-school approach to curriculum organisation under the general direction of the Headteacher.  Thereby we ensure breadth and balance within the delivery of our school curriculum. Cross-curriculum themes are carefully selected to ensure that each child experiences the appropriate range of Attainment Targets in each Key Stage.

 

 Pupils

Foundation Stage

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

 Ages

3 - 5

6 - 7

7 - 11

Year Groups

Nursery & Foundation

1 and 2

3 to 6

Our school curriculum comprises Religious Education and the National Curriculum.

For more information about what each year group are currently studying, please click the links from the above "Curriculum" tab.

 

At All Saints we have leaders for all subjects who are supported by a team approach to curriculum development:

Maths Team; Hania Myers (Maths Subject Lead), Juliette Little, Marcus Grant, Tracy Agg and Becky Wells.

English Team; Mel Barrett, Ralph Jones (English Subject Leads), Kirsty Burchell, Jane Tallman and Karen Price.

Science and Creative Arts; Vicky Phipps, Anne Warren, Emily Young, Jen Trantom, Vicky Atkin, Emily Powell and Heather Delaney.

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Culture; Karen Akrill, Veronica Slatter, Nicola Bristow and Lucy Faulkner.

 

Parent Workshops

We recently held two meetings for parents to come along and learn how we teach Maths and Writing. Please see below for the presentations for those evenings.

Key stage 1 Talk for Writing

Talk for Writing

Maths Workshop