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Stoke Canon CofE Primary School

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Curriculum Overview

Our School Ethos

'Stoke Canon Primary School aims to provide a happy, caring Christian atmosphere, where children can learn and develop to the full, supported by close co-operation between parents and the school. As a small school, we take pride in providing a friendly and caring atmosphere in which children can learn and grow.

We aim to help pupils develop the appropriate skills and attitudes so that they can make the most of their abilities. Our school aims to be a happy, friendly and lively place in which the children learn the art of self-discipline in a structured environment, whilst feeling valued and cared for. We believe that they should feel secure enough to question and think for themselves, work hard and experience fun. We believe that every person involved with this school is part of a team and should be valued as such. Everyone should be encouraged to care for others, be courteous, punctual, friendly and open and enjoy their time in school.'

 

Intent

By the time pupils leave the school at the age of 11, we aim for them to have most, or all, of the following attributes…..

  • Self-motivating and self-challenging
  • Independent, with a strong ownership of their work
  • Enthusiastic about learning
  • Know how to keep safe
  • Have a range of interests (not always academic)
  • Healthy(& aware of what you need to do to be healthy)
  • Confident
  • Creative
  • Awareness of the wider world- ‘a global citizen’
  • Technologically literate

It is important that our pupils are equipped with the necessary skills for the fast-changing world in which we live. This means that they need to be adaptable, able to apply their learning in a wide range of contexts and develop strategies for what to do when they’re unsure. We want our pupils to be active learners, questioning, investigating, challenging themselves and sharing responsibility for driving their own learning. Above all, we want our children to give their very best and to be proud of their achievements. These qualities needed for successful learning are underpinned by our Learners’ Values of independence, inquisitiveness and resilience. At Stoke Canon C of E Primary School we offer a broad curriculum in line the 2014 National Curriculum. Due attention is given to each subject to ensure full coverage of every area and progression throughout the school. Staff work closely together to plan the curriculum in order to achieve both topic-based work and single subject teaching. Links across curriculum subjects provide opportunities for children to learn within carefully structured topic frameworks, particularly in the early years. More emphasis is given to distinct subjects with older children.

Children are taught in whole classes, groups and individually, depending on the nature of the task. Their progress is assessed throughout the school year in order to identify any problem areas and to ensure that each child has the opportunity to reach his/her maximum potential.

Implementation

It is important that our pupils are equipped with the necessary skills for the fast-changing world in which we live. This means that they need to be adaptable, able to apply their learning in a wide range of contexts and develop strategies for what to do when they are unsure. We want our pupils to be active learners, questioning, investigating, challenging themselves and sharing responsibility for driving their own learning. Above all, we want our children to give their very best and to be proud of their achievements. These qualities needed for successful learning are underpinned by our core values of compassion, integrity and kindness. At Stoke Canon C of E Primary School we offer a broad curriculum in line the 2014 National Curriculum. Due attention is given to each subject to ensure full coverage of every area and progression throughout the school. Progression of knowledge, skills and understanding is carefully planned, reviewed and adapted yearly to ensure that children’s learning builds effectively over time. Staff work closely together to plan the curriculum in order to achieve both topic-based work and single subject teaching. Links across curriculum subjects provide opportunities for children to learn within carefully structured topic frameworks, particularly in the early years. More emphasis is given to distinct subjects with older children. Our curriculum is maximised by the rich local environment in which we live. We also celebrate national and international events so the children appreciate their place as part of the wider community.

 

Children are taught in whole classes, groups and individually, depending on the nature of the task. Their progress is assessed throughout the school year in order to identify any problem areas and to ensure that each child has the opportunity to reach his/her maximum potential.

 

Impact

The impact of our ethos is seen through the development of confident, resilient and well-rounded pupils who are ready in Year 6 to take the next step in their future lifelong journey. Our broad, balanced and personalised curriculum gives them skills, values and knowledge to make them valuable future citizens. From their different starting points, all children will make good progress academically, emotionally, creatively, socially and physically. They will be kind, respectful and honest, demonstrate inclusive attitudes and have a sense of their role in our wider society.

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