Curriculum

Our Curriculum

 

It is our belief that every child can achieve personal excellence. Our task is to ensure they all do. All children are individuals and our teaching acknowledges this by including class work, small group work, individual work and independent study.

We deliver a broad and balanced curriculum, which not only provides essential knowledge and skills, but also promotes important spiritual, moral, social and cultural beliefs. In essence we aim to prepare all pupils to be well-balanced citizens who live in an ever changing and demanding world.

We follow the most current National Curriculum which was revised and updated in 2014.

The curriculum at St Alban’s CE Primary School has been designed to ensure that children receive their curricular entitlement in a way which is meaningful to their:

· context;

· stage of learning;

· capabilities; and

· interests.

 

We have an agreed pedagogy for curriculum construction and design.
Each half term we have a whole school topic. In the Autumn term children learn about 'My Identity' and 'My Heritage', in the Spring term children learn about 'Our Community- Past' and 'Our Community Present' and in the Summer Term they learn about 'Our World- Global' and 'Our World - Environmental'.

 

EYFS and KS1 use the Read, Write Inc. phonics scheme of work. We teach phonics and early reading in a highly organised way in small groups. The children are regularly assessed and the programme ensures that children make consistent progress and enjoy reading confidently. Interventions are readily put in place for those children that need extra support.