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Curriculum Intent

At St Mary and St Paul’s, our Core Values of Aspire, Joy, Hope, Serve, and our Christian Ethos define all we do.  Our vision Statement underpins our curriculum intent by enabling children to have ‘Life in all its fullness through Learning and Love.’

We aim to provide opportunities for our children to develop as independent, confident and successful learners with high aspiration, a sense of hope and joy and with a positive contribution to their community and wider society through service.

We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community.  The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values with a vision to prepare them for secondary school and beyond.  We provide enrichment opportunities throughout the curriculum to support engagement in learning.  Throughout a child’s experience in school, we believe children should be safe and happy, where there are no limits to curiosity and develop a thirst for experiences and knowledge.

Our Curriculum Intentions are:

  • In Early Years Foundation Stage we promote teaching and learning to ensure children’s school readiness and gives pupils a broad range of knowledge and skills to provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
  • To secure for all children fluent and effective reading to enable them to access the wider curriculum, develop a rich vocabulary and enjoy reading for pleasure, as a door to further learning. 
  • To ensure that all children are fluency in number and an ability to manipulate number to support problem solving and reasoning.
  • To provide memorable experiences, in addition to diverse and rich opportunities from which children can learn and develop a range of transferable skills.
  • To ensure children are able to communicate articulately and confidently in a range of forms and situations across the curriculum.
  • To ensure the children have access to a vocabulary rich curriculum that supports their access to the English Language.
  • To provide our children with a secure knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum to equip them for learning in secondary education and learning beyond.
  • To offer all our children the knowledge and understanding of how to keep themselves healthy, both physically and mentally, to support their long term well-being.
  • To secure learning opportunities for all children especially those who are learning from an alternative curriculum through our nurture provision.
  • To develop knowledge about staying safe in the community and beyond.
  • Through our distinctively Christian ethos, an enriching rigorous RE and Collective Worship curriculum, we share with all our children the life-giving message of Jesus and an understanding of deep respect for the beliefs and cultures of others.

Subject leaders play an important part in the success of the curriculum by leading a regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review. The curriculum design ensures that the needs of all individual can be met within the environment of high quality teaching and learning.

Our Curriculum recognises and complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 about making the curriculum accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs (See SEN section on website).

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