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 with high aspirations for themselves and others.
Our curriculum was developed to ensure that by the time all children leave St. Alban's they will have had the opportunity to experience:
playing an instrument
participating in a choir and orchestra
performing in a production
compose a piece of music
create the backdrop and props for productions
using a passport and travelling to another country
experience boating, mountain and forest activities
visit museums and national monuments
play competitive sport
experience the world of work
be a leader
meet a professional athlete
visit the seaside
compose and deliver a speech as an ambassador for change in the world
to know that they have a unique voice in this world
Our curriculum is accessible for children with disabilities or SEND and is in compliance with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.
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:
· stage of learning;
· capabilities; and
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.
Additional information on the curriculum can be found on your child's class page in annual curriculum maps, termly curriculum letters and half termly curriculum overviews and outside your child's classroom. Or please contact the school office to speak with Jayne Andrews (DHT).