St Francis C.E. Primary School

St Francis C.E. Primary School

  • “Governors share the passion of senior leaders to secure the best possible outcomes for pupils.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Relationships between teachers and pupils are excellent.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Teachers make activities fun and relevant, which captures pupils' interests and ensures their good learning.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “There is a strong and positive ethos in the school.”OFSTED June 2016
  • “Pupils make good progress across the school, particularly in writing and mathematics.”OFSTED June 2016
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Curriculum

Children learning

Our curriculum vision

At St Francis C.E. Primary School we pride ourselves on leading a curriculum that is focused on developing the whole child, their skills, knowledge, attitudes and interests.

With storytelling at its core, our curriculum takes pupils on a rich, language filled, journey, supporting them towards becoming reflective, cooperative and independent learners. This will provide pupils with the attributes required for them to be successful now and in the future.

Wherever possible, learning is grounded in real life experiences and provides pupils with the opportunity to broaden their horizons through outdoor learning, whole school projects and by embracing opportunities in our local area.

For further information, please click here PDF icon to read our full Curriculum, Teaching and Learning policy.

 

early years Foundation Stage

Our Nursery and Foundation Stage classes are busy, happy places where children and adults have lots of fun whilst learning and growing together. The classes follow the Foundation Stage curriculum which is a national framework for children of this age. The children learn through playing and exploring, being active and through critical thinking.  Children are encouraged to make choices, develop independence and take responsibility for their choices and actions. To achieve this, we provide an exciting stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environment with nooks and crannies for imaginative play or quiet thinking and where children can develop their skills in all areas of learning. 

Nursery Curriculum Map

Reception Curriculum Map

Key Stage 1 and 2

Long term planning for Key Stage One and Two is devised using the new National Curriculum. Teachers work in phases (Years 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6) to ensure that all of the statutory elements are covered while also enabling breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding to be achieved.  

With the presence of mixed year classes, the curriculum is planned on a two year cycle, with teachers working in phase teams to provide children with exciting learning opportunities centred around a termly story. Class teachers then differentiate termly plans accordingly in order to provide an appropriate challenge level for all pupils.  

 

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