Intent, Implementation and Impact

Intent

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.

Implementation

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.

Impact

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.

What is your favourite subject and why? - "I love P.E. because I am a real sports person and enjoy being creative."

Pupil Voice

What is your favourite subject and why? - "Maths because I love numbers and adding."

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What is your favourite subject and why? "Art because it calms me down and it’s great fun."

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What is your favourite subject and why? "English because I love writing stories and poems."

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What is your favourite subject and why? "Topic and Art are my favourite lessons because they push me to my limits and are fun."

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What is your favourite subject and why? "Art because I like drawing and sometimes my work goes on the wall."

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What is the best thing you have done in school? "I love the school trips and when we go to the church to sing."

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What is the best thing you have done in school? "I enjoy the school trips to the museum so I can learn."

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What is the best thing you have done in school? "I really enjoy playing for the school football team."

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What is the best thing you have done in school? "Everything. I enjoy every single second of school."

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What is the best thing you have done in school? "The best thing I’ve done at school was going to William’s Den and building my own den."

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What do you like about the teachers? "They tell jokes and help us learn."

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What do you like about the teachers? "They are helpful and kind."

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What do you like about the teachers? "They make me feel safe."

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What would you say to a child who is worried about joining this school? "We will look after you and help you."

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What would you say to a child who is worried about joining this school? "Be yourself. It’s a great school and you’ll fit in."

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What would you say to a child who is worried about joining this school? "Stoneferry is a friendly school."

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