Curriculum Statement of Intent

We are a loving and caring school where children feel safe and valued and are encouraged to achieve their very best.

It is our aim to prepare pupils for the opportunities, experiences, and responsibilities of later life. By learning and caring about others and the world around them, our children can become the best version of themselves. Our core values of love, respect and kindness are woven into the fabric of daily school life.

We passionately believe that these values are fundamental in creating the happy, nurturing environment we share at All Saints. Our unique setting enables us to offer opportunities to further explore spirituality through nature, outdoor learning and Forest School.

Through our curriculum we deliver a range of exciting and challenging experiences that are knowledge-rich and sequential. Our bespoke curriculum follows a two-year rolling programme and builds on prior learning to construct and develop deeper understanding.

It is our aim to lay a firm foundation for future learning, to have the requisite skills to be resilient, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education and beyond. We strive for every child to be happy, kind and understanding of each other and the world around them.

 

 

 

This is what we teach our children!

Due to having mixed aged classes in our academies, we have a two year rolling curriculum programme. This ensures that the National Curriculum programmes of study are covered across KS1 and lower KS2. Staff, pupils and parents were part of building our curriculum as we are passionate about teaching to the needs of our children. On our curriculum building day, we chose ‘thematic questions’ which relate to the national curriculum strands. This determined what we taught and when across the two year cycle. Our aim is to promote the development of knowledge through a curriculum that is sequenced and builds progressively from EYFS to Year 4. This is then further enhanced through the teaching of transferable skills bespoke to the children in our academies.

The History and Geography thematic questions below provide the framework for what is being taught. Other subjects such as Science, PSHE, RE, Music and PE, link where possible. Reading and Writing is linked where relevant, for example; What on Earth? – KS2 will be learning about the Rainforests. In English, pupils will be writing a newspaper report about the effects of deforestation.

Please see our knowledge mats for more in depth detail about what is being taught and the subject specific vocabulary.

 

We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

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SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The sevices provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.