At All Saints’ CofE Primary School we believe learning should be exciting and our ultimate aim is to provide a highly enjoyable, creative curriculum which not only incorporates the National Curriculum but takes into account the needs of all pupils, valuing their diversity and allowing them to make excellent progress within their learning.
At All Saints’ our teaching and learning takes place within a topic based curriculum approach. This means that wherever possible we group our subjects around a topic which allows many creative opportunities for links across subject areas. It covers the National Curriculum programmes of study in a way that makes learning interesting and engaging for all of our pupils.
The curriculum we have developed is based on an annual cycle where each curriculum year is divided into three distinct topics across the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. Each topic begins with an enquiry question such as ‘Why are Rainforests Important?’, ‘What’s Beyond Our World?’ or ‘Were the Vikings Really Vicious?’ and many more. Immersing children in topics like these not only provides exciting learning opportunities, but also allows them to be inquisitive and passionate about their learning. It also enables them to develop a wide range of skills that they will be able to carry with them throughout their lives.
Have a look at our Creative Curriculum Topic Map and the exciting topics children will be learning about.
Our topic based approach provides a context through which children can develop and apply their skills, knowledge and understanding and our pupils are taught each subject of the National Curriculum, either through their topic or as a separate lesson if this is more appropriate. These subjects are:
- Art and Design
- Design and Technology
- Physical Education
- Foreign Language (Spanish – KS2 only)