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We offer a broad and balanced curriculum at St Andrew's. Our curriculum has been reviewed and updated to ensure we are meeting the statutory requirements of The New Primary Curriculum (September 2015).
For details of coverage for maths, English and foundation subjects, please see the documents below. Termly year group newsletters will give parents further detail but if you wish to know more information about the school curriculum please contact your child's class teacher.
Our Curriculum Drivers
Our curriculum encompasses the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. However, this is only one element of the wider school curriculum. An effective curriculum attains the right balance between what a school must teach and the aims and values identified as specific to your school community.
At St Andrew’s our vision statement is ‘Shining Light on a World of Possibilities’ and we have designed our curriculum to be relevant, exciting and creative, underpinned by our school values and based around our ‘curriculum drivers’:
What do we mean by curiosity, enquiry and creativity?
What do we mean by community?
What do we mean by possibilities?
Each term, children will bring home a document called a Knowledge Organiser. This document contains the essential knowledge that children will need to know as part of the new topic they will be studying in class.
These Knowledge Organisers are designed to be used at home by parents to help children learn the information contained within. We want every child to be able to recall the information on these sheets off by heart by the end of the topic.
This knowledge will be tested towards the end of the term. Please note the children do not have to learn the exact wording of the definitions and facts included although this should be encouraged where possible. If they can put the information in their own words this is acceptable. We will also be learning the same information in class.
The best way to use the Knowledge Organisers at home is as follows:
We are confident that these Knowledge Organisers will help our children to develop knowledge on a range of topics and will significantly improve their vocabulary. This, in turn, will make them more confident in class and help to develop their reading and writing skills.