The Curriculum Intent
At Stoke Gabriel Primary School, our intent is for pupils to achieve the highest possible progress and outcomes within each subject through the provision of a curriculum that is broad, balanced and rich in experiential learning. We have developed a 2 year rolling curriculum based on the National Curriculum, the EYFS curriculum, Devon and Torbay RE syllabus, PSHE/SRE curriculum and our Five Star Pledge. We have designed our curriculum to enable pupils to flourish and develop character , underpinned by our school values and vision. We seek for our pupils to develop a love of learning and curiosity for the wider world with an understanding of the impact they can have on others and the world beyond. We seek to help our pupils develop confidence, resilience and a capital of knowledge and skills that they can grow throughout their primary experience; preparing our pupils well for their next steps. Our curriculum seeks to broaden horizons, ignite passions, nurture talents and make connections in learning as well as positive human connections. Our curriculum is aspirational and enriched by a wide range of opportunities, living out our Trust vision of ‘Small Schools, Big Opportunities’. To achieve this, we have organised our curriculum in a logical and sequential manner.
The National Curriculum
Our school curriculum includes the ‘National Curriculum’ and EYFS curriculum as well as RE, PSHE and sex & relationships curriculums.
The National Curriculum is a statutory curriculum document used by primary and secondary schools. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.
The National Curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). At the end of each key stage, the teacher will assess pupil progress and outcomes.
Our curriculum is, broad, varied, relevant and exciting. We aim to inspire our children so as to develop a love of school and learning. While the National Curriculum is at the core of our provision, we ensure that we make learning experiences come alive, hooking the children’s imaginations with a wide range of hands-on experiences and inspiring visits and visitors!
Please see the links below for detailed information on National Curriculum content.
The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to become educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The following links will take you to the different objectives outlined in the National curriculum.
We ensure that our curriculum provides knowledge rich learning opportunities for all children in order that they become educated global citizens. We assure that learning will ignite aspiration and interest so that children reach their full potential in and beyond the curriculum.
The documents below set out our curriculum plans for Science and the foundation subjects. Each includes our statement of intent, implementation and impact.
In June 2014, the DfE reinforced the need for “all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” We aim to prepare children for life beyond our village setting, knowing that they will enter into a diverse and ever changing world. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos, values and work of our school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, PSHE lessons and collective worship provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Discrete lessons for British values are in place and may often be linked to current affairs/themes in the media. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives. At Stoke Gabriel, we actively promote British values in the following ways:
Our mission is:
To provide high quality childcare and education. To be a place where learning is stimulating and takes place through play; where children are kept safe, respected and cherished as individuals, and treated with kindness, patience and courtesy; where children acquire skills for life and find learning and education fun.
Our Early Years Unit creates an environment which is enjoyable, secure and happy, whilst providing educational opportunities to support the developing needs of every child.
We plan around the children’s interests, working closely with parents to meet our children’s individual needs in accordance with the Early Years curriculum.