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Curriculum

For more information on our curriculum, please click on the links below, or alternatively, please contact the school office and request to talk with one of our Assistant Headteachers for Teaching & Learning.

Curriculum Overview

 

We aim to provide a broad and balanced, knowledge-based curriculum, with rich cross-curricular links, that develops the whole child. It is designed to ensure all children are given the opportunity to flourish whilst at SASF and leave us with the skill-set to succeed in their future education and employment. We promote a life-long love of learning for our whole community. 

 

 

English

 

Our English curriculum is split into the 2 areas: reading and writing. This is additionally supported by a rigorous Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) scheme.

 

Reading is taught daily using Read Write Ink (RWI) approaches in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 and Destination Reader in Key Stage 2.

 

Writing follows a "Text-Based Literacy" approach 

 and is enriched by high-quality, diverse texts. Sequenced planning allows children to  gain a deep knowledge of how to: understand the genre through a model text, research content and plan, before writing and redrafting.  

 

 

Maths

 

Throughout school we have adopted the Mathematics Mastery approach to teaching and learning. Our Reception to  Year 5 children all follow the Mathematics Mastery Scheme and pedagogy, with Year 6 adapting their approach to best meet the needs of the children. All classes complete daily Maths Meetings to revise and practise key skills and knowledge. 

 

 

History & Geography (Opening Worlds)

 

Opening Worlds is a knowledge-rich humanities programme for teaching history, geography and religion in Years 3 to 6. The curriculum resources together with training, support and ongoing programme-related professional development for primary school teachers. Because of its rapidly discernible effects on literacy and its highly inclusive approach, Opening Worlds quickly gained appeal and helps to tackle under-achievement in areas of considerable social disadvantage.

 

 

Computing (ICT)

 

Our Computing curriculum is provided through the Purple Mash programme. Children have access to our full ICT suite, Ipads and Chrome Books to enhance their online and electronic learning.

E-Safety forms a fundamental part of our curriculum as children learn how to be safe when online.

 

Both our home learning and remote learning is delivered via our online platform Purple Mash.  This is complimented by the use of Microsoft Office 365 and Google Suite. 

  

Music

 

We follow the world-leading music teaching and learning scheme, Charanga Music. This incorporates contemporary digital resources to ensure high quality music lessons are taught across the school and is reflective of the DfE's Model Music Curriculum (MMC). 

  

P.E.

 

Physical Education is taught by a specialist coach to develop children's skills and health. There is an additional focus on the 'physical element' of the 6 dimensions of health to ensure development of the whole child. 

  

R.E.

 

As we are a Church of England school, Religious Education is a core subject and taught by a subject specialist.  We Follow the LDBS scheme, which offers a balanced curriculum that enables enquires into religion ad worldviews  through theology, philosophy and the human and social sciences. Thus allowing children to become religiously literate, critical thinker and ask deep and meaningful questions.

 

Whilst deeply rooted in Christianity, we also teach about some of the other major  religions. Therefore, children gain a knowledge and understanding of a range of religious and world views, so that they appreciate diversity and are given the opportunity to reflect on their own beliefs whilst developing tolerance. 

  

PSHE + RSE

The acronym “PSHE” stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic education. Ours is an innovative planner programme of learning. Through our lessons, children will be able to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – right now as well as in the future.

Our PSHE curriculum embodies a positive philosophy. We believe in creative teaching and fun learning activities that will nurture children’s development and help them become aware, compassionate and well-rounded human beings.

  

Educational Trips and Visits

We believe that educational trips and visits are an integral part of developing children's cultural capital.  Therefore, they are a powerful and positive teaching tool that compliments our rich curriculum and brings learning to life! 

 

LATEST NEWS: School reopens to pupils at 8:40am, Monday 5th September.

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