Our curriculum leads to the necessary development of language and communication skills which our children require to succeed in life.
Through our curriculum children become confident, resilient and independent learners, who have a passion for learning and who are able to express their opinions and beliefs once they leave the school.
At Stoneferry Primary School we will:
- Promote positivity, happiness, well-being and self-esteem.
- Meet the needs of every child across the whole curriculum.
- Focus on the development of language and communication in every aspect of school life.
- Provide a broad, engaging and relevant curriculum.
- Be a prominent and active part of our local community.
Our curriculum will ensure that children can reflect positively on their primary school years building a toolkit for life. At the heart of all of our learning is Reading and the importance of building a wide and varied vocabulary. Standards across the school are high, demonstrated through children meeting the Stoneferry Standard in all outcomes across the curriculum.
At Stoneferry, we have used the National Curriculum alongside specific year group topics. Skills are taught progressively across year groups leading to knowledge building over time. We provide learning which provides clear opportunities for speaking and listening.
Key skills are revisited through a progressive curriculum approach. All subjects develop vocabulary, speech and language skills. Subject leaders ensure standards across the whole curriculum demonstrate high expectations for all.
Learning is purposeful, exciting and topic based. The community and wider area surrounding Stoneferry is important, and is reflected in outcomes and opportunities we provide for the children such as: trips, school events involving parents, assemblies and fundraising events.
Sequences of lessons are created by subject leaders, building knowledge, skills and understanding.
On the first day of a new topic, each class have “Launch” events. These act as a hook for the children and invigorate the children’s curiosity about what is to come. Towards the end of a topic, staff plan “Landing” events for the children which engage the parents and local community. These are an opportunity for the children to show pride in what they have achieved, explain to parents what they have completed and to reflect and consolidate on their learning.
Trips booked for the children will be of high quality. The intention of such trips is to provide the children with cultural capital and to give them experiences that enhance their learning.
The impact of the school’s curriculum can be seen in the books they produce and the outcomes for all groups of pupils within the school. Everything we do is with the child at mind, and strong relationships are built between pupils and staff which create an atmosphere for learning which is conducive to success.
Pupils’ progress is measured through ongoing assessment and through three key assessment points during the year. Work is planned to address misconceptions and gaps in learning are identified to ensure that the curriculum effectively meets the needs of all pupils.