'Numeracy and Literacy are really important because they underpin all other aspects of the curriculum. Equally important is our total commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum that enables all children to develop their own individual talents and provides exciting, stimulating learning experiences for all our young people.'
We offer a wide ranging and comprehensive curriculum that is both structured and stimulating. All Saints’ places great emphasis on teaching the skills of literacy and numeracy, believing that these provide the foundation upon which further study in other subject areas is based.
The National Curriculum 2014, for Key Stages 1 and 2, consists of eleven subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Design and Technology, Computing and Programming), History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education and Modern Foreign Languages (KS2) . In addition Religious Education is also an important aspect of the curriculum
Alongside the academic curriculum, our Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship (P.S.H.E & Citizenship) curriculum prepares children for their lives today and in the future.
Teaching, particularly in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, is organized under topic headings, which have been selected to ensure continuity, progression and full coverage of National Curriculum Programmes of Study. As the children progress through the Primary School some areas of knowledge are taught as discrete subjects. Curriculum plans for each class are distributed at the beginning of each school year.
Throughout the school we place great emphasis on the development of each individual child as an independent learner. ‘Building Learning Power’ underpins the planning of structured teaching and the application of learned skills whilst encouraging pupils to reflect upon, and take increasing responsibility for, the choices they make, empowering them as learners. De Bono’s Thinking Hats are used from the Foundation Stage to enable children to structure their thinking effectively.
We enable children to develop increased awareness of their own learning preferences and how to develop these effectively. Super Learning Days are held termly and provide exciting opportunities for older and younger children to learn alongside each other. These have included: ‘The Great Plant Hunt’, ‘Airport Day’, ‘400 Years of the King James Bible’, ‘The World Cup’, `Healthy Lunch Box’, ‘Out of the Box’ (in partnership with our local history society and county records office), Mathematics Problem Solving and ‘The Lord’s Prayer Day’.