At St Eanswythe’s Primary School, our school vision is learning holistically through God’s unconditional love. The curriculum is designed around our belief that each child is unique and should be empowered to be a confident, resilient, content, independent, inspired, self-motivated, life-long learner. We strive to educate the whole child through a range of both curricular and extracurricular activities. We put a strong emphasis on a rounded and balanced curriculum, as we believe that children reach their potential academically when they are able to excel in an area of the curriculum and where they enjoy coming to school.
Our Christian values help children to develop their social and moral code, as they build their sense of uniqueness and self-worth as an individual. We believe all children deserve the opportunity to nurture their individual talents and to achieve their true potential. We aim to encourage the children to develop their understanding of their local and national heritage and their role in modern Britain today.
We give high priority to teaching the fundamentals of reading, writing and Maths, every day, to ensure that all pupils acquire the basic skills for learning and life. These skills are used and practised across other subjects. We teach the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, using a wide range of strategies. We give children opportunities to work on their own, in pairs and in groups. We value the importance of discussion as a tool for learning and invest time in this.
Our curriculum provides pupils with a lifelong love of learning and to develop children as individuals nurturing their interests and passions in a safe and caring environment irrespective of their backgrounds. We aim for children to leave our school with a good grounding in academic subjects but moreover that they are able to learn independently irrespective of their home backgrounds.
It is important to us to provide a broad range of exciting, relevant and creative opportunities that enrich our children’s learning, such as: wow events, trips, visitors, outdoor learning in our school grounds and links with our parish church. As part of this commitment to excellent provision, we employ specialist teachers to teach Music, Art, DT, Computing and PE.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) can be found here Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) – Schools. We teach this framework through topics that excite the children, and plan according to their needs and interests.
The National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum
For additional information, please see Year Group newsletters or contact the school.
Details of the curriculum are on each subject page.