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St James' Church of England

Primary School & Nursery

Curriculum Statement

Our Curriculum Statement


Language acquisition and expansion:


Taking into account the starting points of every pupil, our curriculum is planned so that we provide a language rich environment in which all pupils develop their communication skills. Starting with learning how to speak in sentences as they join the nursery, through the Early Years department where stories and poems develop vocabulary and knowledge of culture; through to the acquisition of reading and writing skills, our curriculum is planned to offer pupils exciting learning opportunities through which they explore and explain using vocabulary from across a range of subjects.


Enquiry in Action:


Questioning forms the basis of all curriculum planning. Pupils are encouraged to ask who? what? why? when? in relation to their learning across the whole curriculum. Practical learning opportunities are provided across the school through which exploration takes place as pupils learn the knowledge and skills required to understand the world around us. As pupils develop an understanding of who they are and their potential to make an impact on the future, they are encouraged to solve problems and to communicate their ideas through a range of media.


Global perspective:


Pupils are given an understanding of where they fit in the world, the impact that they have on the environment and their potential to make a difference in the future. Through our theme based approach to the curriculum pupils consider our world through: UNICEFs Global Goals; the aims of Fair Trade; an international perspective to the area of study. As we learn and appreciate the differences and similarities between societies a shared understanding of our future is developed.

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

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