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Our inclusive St Faith’s family strives to enable all to achieve their full potential and inspire a community of hope and friendship. We seek excellence by ensuring a safe, respectful and flourishing learning community, where differences are celebrated and our genuine love and high expectations make a difference to all.

Curriculum Intent

“Inspiring a love of learning in our St Faith’s family”

 

St Faith’s Curriculum Intent

We want to inspire our children, for them to love learning and be totally immersed in our local community and the wider world. We want to nurture enthusiasm and empower our children to take ownership of their learning. We take pride in excellence and create life-long learning habits and behaviours, which include being physically active, mentally healthy, resilient and independent. We want our children to aspire high and have a secure knowledge and understanding of fundamental British Values and our own Christian Values.

 

Our school is located in the West End of Lincoln. The school has a growing number of children who speak English as an additional language and those eligible for the pupil premium grant, including families in the Armed Forces. Every child in our family is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome difference within our diverse school community. We believe that a well-rounded, knowledge rich curriculum can overcome inequality of opportunity. It will build cultural capital.

 

We constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage learning. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiry time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We use the Christian Values of respect, friendship, compassion, service in the community, trust and justice to promote positive attitudes to learning, which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success. These along with characteristics of effective learning aim to prepare children for life-long learning and to contribute positively to society. Making use of the National Curriculum and our curriculum in its entirety to support the development of the whole child, is an essential element.

 

Community involvement is an integral part of our curriculum, inviting families and visitors to facilitate learning new skills and sharing experiences such as Collective Worship, curriculum outcomes, afternoon reading sessions, sports day and many, many more. Children leave our St Faith’s family at Year 2, with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, and make connections to become learners that are prepared for the next stage of their journey.

 

Our curriculum is central to our school day. At St Faith’s we aim to deliver a curriculum that builds on prior learning, deepens knowledge and enhances skills, that foster lifelong learning and achievement. Knowledge must be sequential and built upon. It cannot be briefly encountered and fleetingly experienced.

 

Our curriculum plan is constructed to ensure all subjects are covered throughout the EYFS and KS1. We have reviewed subjects carefully to ensure there is connectedness where it makes most sense and that children are given plentiful opportunity to revisit content. We aim to encourage our children to remember knowledge and build on their prior learning, by ensuring we carefully consider how knowledge is sequenced. Teachers understand what children must know and be able to do in each subject by the end of each academic year; they must recognise what has come before and what children will continue to learn in the next year. Children will demonstrate knowledge and understanding in line with year group expectations.

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