Our curriculum includes all the planned activities which we organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development here at John Mayne Church of England Primary School. Not only does this include all the National Curriculum requirements for children in Key Sages 1 and 2 and the Early Years Foundation Stage (DfE,2012), but also the additional vibrant and enriching elements that enable us to develop our learners further.
Running through our curriculum is our vision:
A family learning together in faith and fellowship with God
We aim to achieve this through our values of: love, hope, friendship and compassion.
Our vision and values are at the heart of every decision we make, from senior leaders and governors to teachers and teaching assistants. They are not a ‘bolt on’, they form the way we live our lives each and every day.
Our curriculum design:
- Like every school, we aim and plan for our curriculum to be rich, broad and balanced, one that is based on our location and our unique Christian distinctiveness. We want our children to be inspired to learn more, question more and be creative in their thinking.
- We also recognise that no one class or year group is the same, for that reason, we personalise our curriculum to meet the needs of individuals and each class ensuring that we equip our children with the vital knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in the future.
- Throughout our curriculum we aim to develop the core skills of reading, writing and mathematics. Where links can be made, subjects are taught creatively in a cross curricular thematic manner. Where this is not achievable, subjects are taught discretely.