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Our intent is to provide our children with a creative, captivating and challenging curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow. As Jesus said to Andrew, "Push Out into the Deep" (Luke 5:4), we encourage children to take risks and build their resilience in all aspects of school life.

We aim to do this through our 6 whole school topics that reinforce our key values - Celebrating our Community, Being Brave, Keeping Healthy, Making a Difference, Embracing Diversity and Exploring the World.

 

Our Intent:

Our intent is to provide our children with a creative, captivating and challenging curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow. As Jesus said to Andrew, "Push Out into the Deep" (Luke 5:4), we encourage children to take risks and build their resilience in all aspects of school life.

Our 6 whole school topics reinforce our key values - Celebrating our Community, being Brave, Keeping Healthy, Making a Difference, Embracing Diversity and Exploring the World.

At St Andrew’s C of E Primary and Nursery School, we ensure that our children receive a full and enriched curriculum that is underpinned by the school's Christian Values. As a staff we have given careful consideration to our children and tailored a curriculum to meet their needs; offering additional experiences and activities which complement their current opportunities and statutory rights. 

Ultimately, our curriculum intent is to help us to fulfil our school’s vision of helping all of our children to believe in themselves, push the boundaries of their learning and to reach their full potential in order that they are well prepared for the next step in their education and life beyond school.  We inspire our children with whole school topics and interesting, challenging lessons so that they enjoy learning and develop high aspirations for the future.

 

General Principles:

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

  • learn and demonstrate the school's Christian Values of Respect, Forgiveness, Trust, Thankfulness, Courage and Love
  • see clear links between different aspects of their learning
  • experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning
  • develop a rich and deep subject knowledge

 

Impact:

Children leave St Andrew's as happy, caring and confident individuals who know how to keep safe and who do well across all subjects. They have developed a love of reading, maths and science and have high aspirations for the future.

St Andrew's Curriculum Statement

Across the school we are using Head, Hands and Heart to support the children in understanding more about what they are learning about. These will be used in lots of different lessons/activities.

The 'Head' focuses on the knowledge we want children to have and making it 'sticky knowledge' so that it becomes stuck in their head rather than simply asking Google for all the answers!

The 'Hands' focus on the skills we want children to apply (obviously using knowledge to support them!) and be able to carry out with as much independence as possible.

The 'Heart' focuses on our Christian and British Values. Quite simply, these statements are designed to support the children in growing up to be the adults of the future that we can all be proud of.

Celebrating our Community

Our BIG Hearts for our current whole school topics are...

F1 - I enjoy making new friends in Nursery.

F2 - I know I belong to our school community.

KS1 - I can appreciate the opportunities I have in our local community.

LKS2 - I appreciate the people that support me in the wider community.

UKS2 - I can celebrate the diversity in our community.

For any further information regarding our curriculum, please contact school (see contact details) and a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. Thank you.

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