All Saints Church of England Primary School

All Saints Church of EnglandPrimary School

Curriculum Overview

Our Curriculum at All Saints Church of England Primary School.

All Saints Church of England Primary School’s approach to the curriculum makes learning come alive for pupils, giving a purpose that connects with the real world.  Our school curriculum promotes our school values of Joy, Creativity, Confidence, Curiosity and Community.

We aim to inspire pupils to present quality work to a range of audiences that are academically challenging; involving projects, fieldwork, and the wider community. Our school ensures that all pupils have access to an engaging curriculum that is regularly analysed to check alignment to the National Curriculum and opportunities for all pupils to learn without limits.

Our School Curriculum is designed to allow learning experiences to evolve with each cohort ensuring that it is broad and balanced. Our locality (near Clevedon town, seafront and woods) and the local knowledge and contacts of our staff, influences all stages of planning. Experiences are designed to promote pupil ownership of learning by being purposeful and inspiring.

Intent

We believe that the children in our school will achieve quality experiences through the provision of a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum

  • Innovative teaching and an investigative approach to learning
  • A rich, varied and progressive range of learning resources
  • A secure and stimulating learning environment
  • A committed working partnership with staff, parents, children and the wider community
  • An ethos of support, challenge and encouragement to succeed
  • Appropriate tools and attitudes for learning
  • Upholding traditional Christian values in an ever-changing society
  • Valuing individuals, linking to British Values

The Curriculum at All Saints Church of England Primary.

Our commitment to high quality teaching and learning is demonstrated through all staff working collaboratively towards common goals in order to “educate” the whole child at our school.

At this School our emphasis is about learning to learn, equipping children with the skills that they need in order to become valued citizens of the future.

The school has developed its own curriculum based on the National Curriculum, local curriculum and the Bath and Wells Diocese Religious Education syllabus. Our curriculum links to our locality, helping provide real experiences relating to the children’s interests and needs which we deliver through a themed approach. This better enables a child to make links between areas of learning and more deeply engage with content.

Within their learning the children experience class, group and individual learning challenges. ,

The children’s experiences are further enriched by such activities as concerts, class trips, theatre visits, outings, visitors to assemblies and a variety of extra curricular activities, which include creative dance, multi-sports, craft and art clubs. There is also a residential outdoor pursuits week and a cultural residential for Years 5 & 6.

At Foundation level we follow the recommended Foundation Curriculum. 

Essence of All Saints Church of England Primary School

Implimentation

The staff at school dedicate a lot of time to ensure that the curriculum experienced by the children is both engaging and inspiring. During Staff meetings and Inset days, time is allocated to reviewing the school curriculum and ensuring coverage of all aspects of the programme of study.

Subject leaders monitor and support staff to ensure a range of relevant activities are undertaken.

Curriculum Plans

  • Copies of year group Curriculum Plans are available within the Class Folder under the Children's section of the website.
  • The Curriculum Map- our two year Curriculum Cycle can be located within Key Information.

Our curriculum in its widest sense includes everything that the children experience including assemblies, after school opportunities, our behaviour and anti-bullying approach, language of the term, Wow events to make learning come to life,  and the opportunities children are given to lead such as House Captains, sports leaders and the school council .

We are confident that this approach offers a truly broad and balanced curriculum to all pupils. We aim to provide this within an ethos that celebrates diversity, supports mental health, encourages sustainability, and develops respect for the environment and for other people. This then prepares each child for the next stage in their education as they achieve at or above national expectations in end of phase outcomes.

Special Focused events are used to extend the curriculum and are often linked to the school development plan or vision. The school annually holds an anti-bullying week, e-safety week, science week Spots week, and healthy schools week. National curriculum subject focus weeks are used on a rotational basis to raise the profile of subjects and give children extended opportunities to develop their skills. This ensures the children get a broad and balanced curriculum as they journey through the school.

Phonics is taught discreetly from Reception to Year 2. Children from Year 1 to 3 are taught year groups, additional support is provided to bridge gaps for children who require it.  This ensures that all children have a strong knowledge and understanding of phonics as a reading and writing strategy. This is ten extended through the school, with support groups in year 3 and 4 and focussed reading activities. 

Impact

Learners at All Saints Church of England Primary School develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve well. Information on outcomes is published on the school website at the end of each year, the last official data available is 2019. Results from national tests confirm that that the school consistently meets  national expectations and our pupils are ready for the next stage of their education.

Rigorous triangulated monitoring is undertaken throughout the year to gauge the impact of the curriculum design and delivery. Senior Leaders and Subject Leaders monitor individual subjects: reviewing learning, evaluating pupil voice, ensuring an overview of their subjects provision across the school. 

The impact of the curriculum is reviewed at the end of terms  2, 4 and 6 and progress is measured against end of year outcomes for individual pupils and for the year group.

Enjoyment of our creative curriculum promotes achievement, confidence and good behaviour. Children feel safe to try new things, taking calculated risks. They are able to work collaboratively with their peers and independently as inquisitive learners who are motivated to excel and who have a thirst for learning. 

Our curriculum enables our pupils to become good citizens and demonstrate an appreciation for each other, the school community and the world. Our pupils are respectful and show tolerance and acceptance to those from different faiths and backgrounds, they also have a deep understanding of what the Christian character of the school.

The impact of curriculum is measured through:

  • Pupil achievement data.
  • Attendance rates.
  • Behaviour.
  • Pupil Voice.
  • Parent questionnaires
  • Lesson observations.
  • Curriculum Reviews.

Children with Special Needs and/ or a Disability 

The curriculum in our school is designed to provide access and opportunity for all children who attend the school. If we think it necessary to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of individual children, then we do so only after the parents of the child have been consulted. Intervention groups and individual precision teaching is delivered where appropriate. Refer to SEN policy

At All Saints Church of England Primary School, we believe that each child has individual and unique needs. However, some children require more support than others do. If these children are to achieve their full potential, we must recognise this and plan accordingly. We acknowledge that a significant proportion of children will have special educational needs at some time in their school career. Some of these children may require help throughout their time in school, whilst others may need extra support for a short period to help overcome more short term needs. For children with Special Educational Needs and/ or a disability, in addition to the whole school aims, we strive:

  • To enable every child to experience success
  • To promote individual confidence and a positive attitude
  • To ensure that all children, whatever their special educational needs or disability , receive appropriate educational provision through a broad and balanced curriculum that is relevant and differentiated, that demonstrates coherence and progression in learning.  Our school is committed in making reasonable adjustments to meet children’s individual needs
  • To give children with special educational needs equal opportunities to take part in all aspects of a school's provision, to involve parents, carers and children themselves in planning and supporting at all stages of the child's development 
  • To ensure that responsibility held by all staff and Governors for SEND is implemented and maintained.

The National Curriculum is available on the following link:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum

Learning styles

We believe that children learn best in different ways.

At our school, we provide a rich and varied learning environment, both inside and outside, that allows all children to develop their skills and abilities.