for the Curriculum at Cowbit St Mary’s Church of England Primary School
Our intent and ambition for our curriculum is that it is designed to meet, at a minimum, the requirements of the National Curriculum. It will enable learners to progress well in all year groups and attain at least age-related expectations (A.R.E.) by the end of KS2 in all subjects.
We recognise the importance of tailoring our curriculum to the needs of our learners and families in our school community:
- Broaden and enrich pupils’ vocabulary in order for them to have strong written and verbal communication skills through enquiry-based approach.
- Provide a range of experiences to give them a wider view of the world around them.
- Allow for them to reflect upon progress and have ownership in their learning
- Provide opportunities for greater involvement with parent/carers and the wider community making them global citizens.
We aim to offer our children a broad and balanced curriculum which ignites curiosity, creativity and a love of learning to last a lifetime. Through our core Christian values: Forgiveness, Perseverance, Trust, Responsibility, Compassion and Respect. We aim to develop independent learners who can persevere when faced with challenge. Using the National Curriculum as our starting point, we have adapted Edison Learning’s Connected Curriculum to ensure the progression of skills and knowledge provides pupils the need to achieve. We have developed a holistic curriculum with personal and social development at its heart where children’s voices are paramount. This progressively builds and deepens knowledge, understanding and skills across the curriculum in which reading, writing and mathematics is embedded.
Children are given opportunities to inquisitively learn collaboratively with their peers during conceptual learning, whereas foundational skills are often taught and embedded through regular, independent practice. Whilst some subjects are taught thematically, encouraging learners to make connections across subjects, some areas of study are more appropriately taught discretely.
Our Christian ethos, planning, organisation of curriculum content, collaboration, distribution of subject leadership enables us to address the unique challenges we as a small school encounter.
If you would like to find out more about our exciting curriculum, please ring the school and arrange to speak to one of our Subject Leaders.