At St Augustine’s Primary School, we aim to foster a passion for learning through a rich, thorough and broad curriculum which nurtures creativity and provides a high degree of challenge. Our aim is for all children to become successful, independent and highly motivated learners by providing engaging and stimulating learning experiences, tailored to their needs and interests.
We have developed a fully comprehensive curriculum framework that meets the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum (Years 1-6) and the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (Nursery and Reception). We also use the Letters and Sounds Programme in the EYFS and KS1 to support children in developing their phonic skills and knowledge. The curriculum is designed to enable all children to reach their potential, both academically and personally.
National curriculum core and foundation subjects are taught through half-termly cross-curricular topics which build on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points, preparing them for their future lives. We also aim to nurture and develop each child’s unique skills and talents and provide opportunities for all children to shine. The mathematics curriculum is taught discretely using the Maths Mastery scheme of work, which enables children to develop their reasoning, investigative and problem-solving skills. Specialist teachers currently deliver music, PE and Spanish.
Our school values of friendship, respect, wisdom, inclusion, honesty and courage underpin everything we do and are woven throughout the curriculum, supporting children's physical, emotional, social, moral and spiritual development alongside their academic progress. Our curriculum celebrates the diversity of the local community and our topics have been created to make full use of the local area and opportunities for outdoor learning.
Aims: We believe that a creative, rich, thorough and broad curriculum should aim to: