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Curriculum Intent

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

 

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 pupils 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 pupils to aspire high and have a secure knowledge and understanding of fundamental British Values and our own Christian Values.

 

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.

 

Our school is located in the West End of Lincoln. The school has a growing number of pupils who speak English as an additional language and those eligible for the pupil premium grant, especially 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 only a well-rounded, knowledge rich curriculum can overcome inequality of opportunity. It will build cultural capital. Knowledge must be sequential and built upon. It cannot be briefly encountered and fleetingly experienced.

 

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 pupils for life-long learning and to contribute positively to society. Making use of the National Curriculum and our curriculum in it’s 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, both at Year 2 and at Year 6, if they have continued on their learning journey at SFSM Junior School, 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 lifelong learners.

 

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 pupils are given plentiful opportunity to revisit content. We aim to encourage our pupils to remember knowledge and build on their prior learning, by ensuring we carefully consider how knowledge is sequenced. Teachers must understand what pupils 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 pupils will continue to learn in the next year. Pupils will demonstrate knowledge and understanding in line with year group expectations. In addition to this, pupils will encounter a wide range of experiences including visits and visitors. Pupils will work with peers in the same year group and beyond and contribute to their Team Point Team.

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