At All Saints’, we provide a bespoke, topic-based curriculum which fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum and maximises opportunities for children to make meaningful connections and build links across all areas of their learning. We introduce our pupils to a breadth and wealth of subject-specific knowledge and support them in developing the cognitive skills and expertise required to build on and extend their learning in an ever-changing world.
Our curriculum embraces the diversity of our school community, recognising local history, a wide range of significant people, pupil heritage, the locality of our school and most importantly the need for high aspirations and expectations for all our pupils. It allows for progression over time as children revisit and build on their skills each year. We aim for curriculum content to be remembered in the long term through the spaced repetition of key knowledge, skills and concepts.
We plan our curriculum experiences and learning carefully to ensure that teaching builds on prior knowledge and paves the way for future learning. Through our cross-curricular topics, children learn subject-specific knowledge and skills which are reinforced through reading and writing. Vocabulary is intentionally taught so that pupils’ spoken and written language shows evidence of varied, specific and deliberate word choices.
We aim to provide our children with an enriched curriculum that includes memorable, engaging experiences such as visitors, trips and special curriculum days. We regularly make use of our fantastic Forest School and local sites of interest, as well as London’s many cultural resources, to support and reinforce learning. We also have a strong focus on pupil voice and representation and regularly provide opportunities for children to evaluate and steer their learning.
Click on the link below to have a look at our Curriculum Topic Map and find out more about the exciting topics covered in each year group.