Our Curriculum

Statement of Intent:

Our aim is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow.

At St Margaret’s CE Primary School the curriculum is designed to: recognise children’s prior learning, provide first-hand relevant learning experiences, allow the children to develop a wide range of learning skills and depth of knowledge, build confidence, independence, resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our diverse school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values with a vision for all to ‘let their light shine’. We constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage learning. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is an enthusiasm for new experiences and knowledge.  We use our school core values (care, celebration, Christ-like, courage, community rooted in love ) to promote positive attitudes to learning together, encouraging all to be respectful of themselves and others as well as being active citizens both locally and globally.

We are very proud of the broad and balanced curriculum we offer in our school. 

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At St Margaret’s C of E Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report.

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

Early Years Foundations Stage

Statement of Intent:

In Reception we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. This framework specifies the requirement for learning and development in the Early Years and outlines the areas of learning. These areas are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Children develop their knowledge, skills and understanding through a combination of both play-based learning and more focused teacher led sessions. Pupils learn by playing and exploring, being active learners and through creative and critical thinking in all areas.

Our curriculum is shaped around our children’s interests and is matched to each individual’s needs, appropriate for their age and development. Our indoor and outdoor provision is designed to ignite children’s natural curiosity and inspire children to explore, investigate and be motivated to develop a love of learning. Rich first-hand experiences alongside our provision and thoughtful adult interactions support, facilitate and extend children’s learning and development, enabling them to reach and exceed their potential.

Our school values are embedded within our curriculum, fostering a forgiving and caring ethos where children are encouraged to “let their light shine.” Children are encouraged to be resilient and independent thinkers, ready for the transition to Year 1.

Curriculum Maps

In response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, some of the activities/order of units may be different to those detailed on the curriculum maps below. The children will however continue to receive a broad and balanced curriculum despite adaptations to some curriculum areas.

You can view or download the curriculum maps for each year group by clicking the links below:

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