General information about our curriculum
OUR WHOLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
At St Hild's CE Primary School, we work hard to ensure that our curriculum is appropriate and fully meets the needs and interests of all of our pupils as we believe that this allows our pupils to flourish – both academically and socially. In order to achieve this, we provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated to provide for varied abilities, including those children with SEND and those with EAL. Our curriculum fully complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.
We want all of our children to leave St Hild's as good citizens and we feel that our curriculum supports and extends our whole school ethos and helps us to deliver this fundamental ambition. We aim to identify and remove barriers to learning and provide suitable learning challenges that respond to diverse needs of our pupils, including those who are the most able. Our curriculum has been designed specifically to meet the needs of our children, our school and our local area.
Our school motto is "SHINE BRIGHT" and we feel that our curriculum enables all of our pupils to do this.
We strive hard to meet the needs of those pupils with special educational needs, those with disabilities, those who are more able, those with special gifts and talents and those who are learning English as an additional language. We provide a rich, challenging curriculum which stretches all of our children. Our staff are aware of the individual needs of all of our children including those who have exceptional talents and gifts and we monitor and track the progress of all children to ensure that the academic potential or talent of each individual child is continually developed.
Our curriculum includes a variety of practical, hands on experiences which enable our children to acquire the appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding they need to prepare them for life in modern society. We believe that all aspects of the curriculum and all aspects of school life are essential and we are committed to helping every child to reach their full potential and excel - not just in English and Mathematics. Significant recent investment in our learning environment (both inside and outside) and the further development of links within our local community and beyond is helping us to ensure that our children will develop to their full potential.
Our whole school curriculum is challenging and we promote positivity and a "can do" attitude throughout our school. We make links to our local community and the wider world whenever we can, including through occupations and locations which children may not relate to on a daily basis. We are proud of our community but we also strive to expand our children's ambitions and increase their awareness of the wider world and all of the possibilities it holds. We aspire for our children to be productive, successful and happy adults in tomorrow's society and we embrace the notion that what they are taught and experience today directly sets the standard for tomorrow.
Our curriculum assessment procedures are designed to facilitate deeper learning in all subjects. Key learning objectives are regularly revisited throughout a year and across each Key Stage in order to ensure that children's knowledge deepens each time a concept or skill is revisited.
Parents and carers are informed about our curriculum through our termly class newsletters and through regular posts on individual class and pupil Dojo stories. Our gallery pages also showcase work across the curriculum in each class. Information about how our school curriculum can be further extended at home is shared regularly as we see the home school relationship as vital in making our curriculum purposeful and ‘real’ to our children.
At St Hild's, we follow a "topic" approach however we value the study of each subject and ensure that we remain conscious of the very 'essence' of each area of the curriculum. We want our children to be confident in every subject and to have the foundations needed to deepen their knowledge as they move through their educational journey. In order to achieve this, we have clear aims for each subject which are purposely linked through the theme of a class topic. All subject areas are taught in every class.
The teaching of British Values is central to our aim of developing children who are "good citizens" who leave St Hild's ready for life in Modern Britain. As such, our curriculum is underpinned by the four key British Values:
Respect for the Rule of Law
Respect and Tolerance of others, regardless of beliefs, faiths or lack of faith
These British Values are embedded into all aspects of our whole school curriculum and underpin everything we do at St Hild's. Our aim is that our children will be good citizens who continue to "shine as brightly" as they can when they leave St Hild's.
Our whole school curriculum is fully compliant with the expectations set out by the DfE.
We are very proud of the broad and balanced curriculum we offer at St Hild's CE Primary School. If you would like any further information, please click on the links below to see a breakdown of our curriculum coverage and photographs of our curriculum "in action", speak to your child's class teacher or contact our School Office.