Curriculum

Curriculum Intent at East Crompton St George’s

At East Crompton St George’s CE Primary school the curriculum is specifically tailored to meet the needs of our children – academically, spiritually, socially and in their knowledge of the World. We aim to offer our children the best educational experience possible in order to prepare them fully for the lives they are going to lead. All young people are individuals and our curriculum recognises this, striving to overcome any barriers to enable all individuals to achieve their full potential. We want our curriculum to be engaging and informing so that children are motivated, curious and inspired, enabling them to become life long learners. It should promote in children a self-belief, self-confidence and provide opportunities for children to develop resilience, skills and a breadth of knowledge across all subject areas.

Our curriculum extends beyond the formal requirement of the National Curriculum as we recognise that this is only part of what our children require. Of paramount importance within our curriculum are the values, skills and abilities we feel our children will require in order to take their place in the world as a global citizen. These will enable our children to be compassionate, resilient and driven leaders of the future, who hold strong Christian values, so that our young people develop imagination; creativity and insight; are able to reflect on their learning, their experiences and their lives; can find deeper meaning, a sense of purpose and inner peace.

Our curriculum is designed to provide rich and varied learning experiences to meet the needs, interests and aspirations of all learners, within and beyond the school day. It is underpinned by a clear whole school vision within our Mission Statement and a set of key principles.

Key Principles:

  • Breadth of Experience
  • Resilient Learners
  • Socially Responsible
  • Vocabulary Rich
  • Rich in Spiritual, moral and cultural learning

Topics

Topics have been planned to ensure spiralling knowledge and skills as pupils progress through the year groups. Each topic has a key driver subject which is humanities based. This is supported by a secondary driver of art or design and technology and additional subject links are made where appropriate. There are three topics each year to ensure that pupils experience depth and breadth within learning.

Curriculum Coverage

The below document details National Curriculum coverage within each ‘topic’.

Wider Subjects

RE

The RE syllabus followed at EC St. George’s CE Primary School is a revision of ‘Questful RE’ the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education RE syllabus
2013. 

Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education believes that the high-quality Religious Education (RE) delivered in our Church schools is the key to enabling every child to flourish. We are committed to producing quality resources that will provide our teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to ensure that the children experience the best RE curriculum. Quality RE has the potential, more than any other subject, to have the most powerful and lasting effect on the child’s heart and mind. It is a subject that combines academic rigour with the development of the character and spirit of the child. RE provides opportunities for spiritual development and personal reflection. It develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the nature of religion and belief, it provokes challenging questions about meaning and purpose, truth and values, identity and belonging. RE prepares children for citizenship in today’s diverse society. It enables them to develop sensitivity to, and respect for others. Quality RE breaks down barriers and builds communities. At its best RE offers pupils authentic encounters with living faith communities equipping them with the ability to hold an informed conversation about religious beliefs and practices.

Information from The Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education

Science

Our science curriculum has been developed in unison with other Cranmer Education Trust schools and and the Head of Science at The Blue Coat school

Computing

In computing, school follows the ‘Purple Mash’ programme of study

PSHE

PSHE is delivered through the ‘Jigsaw’ programme of study

PE

PE is delivered through the ‘REAL PE’ programme of study. This scheme focusses on non-traditional games, which have a strong focus on fundamental movement skills. This also allows us to focus on the wider areas of PE, such as social skills, to help our pupils foster a love of moving, making them willing, life-long participants in sport.

East Crompton St George’s CE Primary School is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ