“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.”
“Aspire not to have more, but to be more.” (Oscar Romero)
Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact
Our Curriculum Intent
To inspire a love of learning in our St Faith’s family.
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 our 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.
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 inspire our children to love learning and be totally immersed in our local community and the wider world. We strive 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.
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.
- To make sure our children have a high level of wellbeing and are happy at school, confident in their learning and successful in their life.
- For all children to continue to develop their love of learning as we build the foundations for future learning. As they interact and are involved in a range of high quality learning experiences they will develop their knowledge and therefore know more and remember more.
- To equip all children with the social and emotional skills needed to effectively interact and manage their own feelings, interwoven with the understanding of our school rules of being Ready, Respectful and Safe.
- For all children to develop an understanding of each other, respect differences and an understanding of different cultures and a firm understanding of our values (friendship, respect, compassion, service, trust and justice)
- To ensure all children can communicate effectively and have a rich and broad vocabulary which they can apply in learning and life. As the children progress through the school they will also deepen their knowledge of communicating in different ways including writing and the use of technology.
- To encourage a love of reading alongside developing effective strategies to enable all children to read independently.
We encourage our children 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.
Our curriculum design is based on two main principles:
- Learning is most effective when spaced rather than blocked.
- Retrieval of previously learned content is frequent and regular, which increases both storage and retrieval strength.
Some of our content is subject specific, whilst other content is combined in a thematic approach.
Teachers have expert knowledge of the subjects they teach. If they do not, they are supported to address gaps in their knowledge so that pupils are not disadvantaged. Teachers enable pupils to understand key concepts, presenting information clearly and encourage appropriate discussion. Teacher check pupils’ understanding effectively, and identify and correct misunderstandings. Teachers know how to move the children’s learning forward.
Our children will thrive. They will become confident, articulate individuals with a strong understanding of our Christian values. The skills and knowledge that they acquire and develop at St Faith’s will equip them for the next stage of their development. The children at St Faith’s will love learning.
Find out more about the Foundation Stage Curriculum (Nursery and Reception Classes) and Key Stage 1 Curriculum (Year 1 and Year 2 Classes) below.
You can also find out more about each subject area.
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