At Stamfordham Primary School, we have designed our curriculum with the intent that children must have the building blocks to become successful adults in terms of being able to gain employment, live healthy lifestyles, be moral citizens and to take opportunities to extend their horizons.
We have a strong focus on the teaching and learning of maths and English which in turns means our children make a flying start. We encourage children to be self-motivated to improve subject knowledge in these areas by offering a range of awards for children to work toward.
As we hope that our children will aspire to a range of careers and personal interests in the future, and to ensure that they gain knowledge and skills across all subjects, we designed our curriculum to cover not only the statutory aspects of the National Curriculum, but to take account of our local farming heritage. The curriculum is covered in blocks across the school year with regular repetition of themes supplemented with whole school learning e.g. around specific artists or famous historical figures.
Our key aim is that when children leave us to move on to secondary school, they have:
We strongly believe in a creative approach to the curriculum. We value children’s differences and look for their strengths. We use a range of teaching strategies to meet the needs of different learning styles; we introduce thinking strategies and encourage learning dispositions across the curriculum. We provide a questioning and reasoning approach to all learning to enhance children’s self-esteem and foster a true love of learning; teachers are flexible and creative in delivery and focus on the development of the skills children need to become true and lifelong learners.
Details of our curriculum planning and schemes of work are available in school. An outline of our curriculum is provided below: