Rationale for the way in which the curriculum is planned and delivered at Athelstan Community Primary School
An outstanding curriculum offer must be much broader than the statutory National Curriculum. At Athelstan, we plan a curriculum which reflects our school values.
For our children to be
happy, caring and respectful.
For our staff to deliver a curriculum so our children are
inspired, inquisitive and motivated
Whilst incorporating ways to wellbeing, positive emotional and mental health and metacognitive learning.
Our school curriculum is designed to achieve a number of things which we view as vital. We aim to deliver an outstanding curriculum that:
- Developing children’s curiosity and encouraging a hunger for new learning, throughout their lives.
- Developing independence.
- Building a solid foundation, not only for a child’s school career, but also for life in the future as responsible, active citizens.
- Creating a collection of memorable learning experiences and broadening horizons, both within the classroom and in the wider environment.
- Offering an exciting first opportunity to explore different curriculum subjects.
- Gaining knowledge and perhaps more importantly, skills, which can be applied in a variety of contexts.
- The context of our school is predominantly white British so we seek opportunities to deepen children’s understanding of other cultures, communities and faiths and promoting Fundamental British Values
- Is flexible and responsive to needs and interests
- Uses environments beyond the classroom
- Recognition that whilst academic achievement is important, it is not the only measure of success. Therefore, we have a wide extra curriculum offer.
- Equity – not only ensuring every child has equal access to the curriculum through a mastery based approach but also to develop children’s understanding of equality and diversity.