Chorley All Saints Church Of England Primary School And Nursery Unit

Love to Learn, Together with the Lord

Our Curriculum

Love to Learn, together with the Lord 

 Welcome to the All Saints' CE Primary School Curriculum pages. We hope that the material you find in these pages will be informative, interesting and useful and would encourage you to come back and visit them regularly. We are always planning amazing learning opportunities for our children and love sharing them.

A more flexible curriculum approach can support student success

Curriculum Details

At All Saints’ CE Primary School, we aim to make every day full of excitement, challenge and fun, equipping today’s children for tomorrow’s world.

 The aim of our curriculum is to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. The school provides a broad and balanced learning experience in a highly inclusive environment where learners at all levels are helped to achieve their potential in a place where they feel safe, loved and respected.

 All Saints’ Curriculum:

Intent 

  • Places literacy at its heart. 
    • Quality texts provide opportunities to explore and understand a range of language and vocabulary
    • Providing opportunities to write throughout the wider curriculum
    • ‘Speaking and Listening ‘underpins’ our work across the curriculum; learning is ‘Talk Rich'
  • Is permeated by our 3 Key Drivers
    • My health – ensuring the children leave All Saints’ knowing how to keep themselves, their minds and their bodies healthy.
    • My Aspirations – ensuring the children leave All Saints’ full of aspiration from learning about the success of others in today’s world, from the past, in our Community, our nation and nations all over the world.
    • My Values – ensuring the children leave All Saints’ with strong Christian values underpinned by the teaching of our Lord and the Bible.
  • Provides memorable experiences and wider opportunities in to order to develop children’s cultural knowledge, skills and understanding.
  • Builds on the children’s prior learning and is carefully designed to ensure clear coverage and progression.
  • Places high focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding alongside physical development, well-being and mental health.

 

Implementation

 At All Saints’ we have developed and continue to review our curriculum in order to engage and inspire all children in school.  This is achieved by:

  • Teachers are encouraged to be creative in delivery to ensure, where and when possible, learning knowledge and skills are linked and taught in meaningful contexts which allows for retention of knowledge. This may be achieved in a variety of ways:
    • Blocking units of work together
    • Subject areas are taught discretely to ensure children develop a clear understanding of the key knowledge and skills required to be successful in that field of study
    • Delivering curriculum themed weeks and days
    • Taking the objectives of the framework and delivering it in a way which is flexible and meets the specific needs of their class
    • Opportunities are given for children to be able to recall, revisit and apply knowledge and skills
  • Our curriculum ensures that the needs of individual and small groups of children can be met within the environment of high quality first teaching, supported by targeted, immediate intervention where appropriate.
  • access a wide variety of sports clubs after school hours and during lunch times.

 

Impact

The impact of our curriculum is evident in the outcomes of our pupils. This evidence is collected and analysed in a variety of ways.  

We use a variety of ongoing assessments of children’s learning in order that we can constantly reflect on the impact of our teaching and can ensure we plan learning opportunities which are meeting individual children’s needs. This  allows us to constantly capture their progress and ensure they are given the best possible opportunities to meet the end of year expectations.

At All Saints' subject leaders oversee, develop, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of their subject within school across all year groups. Staff are committed to providing high quality learning experiences for our children and therefore provide a key role in supporting staff with professional development.  Subject leaders provide feedback to governors on a termly basis.

Pupil voice is important to us and the children are given opportunities to reflect on their learning thus informing us as a school of our success in developing children who can show and explain what they have learnt.