The National Curriculum came into force on 1st September 2014. Our school curriculum has therefore been updated to reflect these changes. More information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum#curriculum-by-key-stages
In Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) all pupils follow the National Curriculum. This is broken down into the following subjects: Mathematics, English (including spoken language, reading and phonics, writing and handwriting, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation), Science, Design and Technology, Information and Communication Technology, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music and Physical Education.
We also teach Religious Education (RE) and Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship (PSHE, SEAL and British Values). Please see the link below for the scheme of work for the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus for RE.
Throughout the school, in September 2016, we adopted Cornerstones Curriculum. This follows a 4 stage model, the four cornerstones:
Engage: This will hook learners in with a memorable experience. It sets the scene and provides the context for the topic. We aim to provoke the curiosity of the children, using interesting starting points.
Develop: This cornerstone teaches knowledge for depth of understanding. New skills are developed and there is time for consolidation. We provide creative opportunities for making and doing.
Innovate: Imaginative scenarios are provided, that provoke creative thinking. We enable and assess the application of previously learned skills and encourage enterprise and independent thinking.
Express: We encourage reflective talk by asking questions and provide opportunities for shared evaluation. Together, with friends and family, we celebrate success.
In addition to Cornerstones, we also cover any relevant events e.g. the Olympics 2016, the Jubilee. Our creative curriculum ensures that we meet the needs of all pupils.
Each topic ensures that the children have first hand experiences, links to our Global community, food links, a visit or visitors, some financial awareness and links to film or digital media.
For information about the National Curriculum, please click on the link below.
If you have any further questions about Cornerstones, please see your class teacher or Mrs Konrath, Deputy Head.
Thank you for your interest in our curriculum - we are very proud of the provision that the children at St Faith's receive.