The Curriculum at Aston C of E Primary School
At the heart of Aston All Saints C of E Primary School, we nurture the children’s spiritual well-being and develop their moral, social and cultural understanding. We provide an environment that is safe and enables the children to flourish and enjoy all aspects of school life.
We are an inclusive school and strive for all children to achieve their full potential, recognising the starting point of our most disadvantaged children may be very different. Through inspirational teaching and leadership in a stimulating environment, we provide support and challenge to enable all to become uninhibited and resilient learners.
As a school we aim to deliver a rich and exciting curriculum, which is carefully planned to ensure coverage and progression while developing children’s curiosity and thirst for learning. Through this we aim to equip our children with the knowledge and skills needed to find their place as an individual in modern Britain.
Our curriculum is firmly embedded in a wide range of first-hand experiences which gives the children a wealth of opportunities to develop both academically, personally and socially. Every chance is taken to bring learning to life, through off-site visits, including residential visits; visitors into school and specially planned focus weeks which often includes the creative arts.
We recognise that learning is a change to the long-term memory. With this in mind, we have adopted a spiral curriculum where new ideas and knowledge are introduced and then revisited with spaced repetition. This layered approach allows for knowledge to be embedded into the long-term memory, ready to retrieve and build upon in the future.
We recognise the importance of speech and language and from the very beginning of their school journey, a language-rich environment is created where children are nurtured to develop their confidence to communicate. Throughout school this work continues to develop children’s vocabulary, giving them a wealth of language as we believe these are vital tools that enable all children to access a broad curriculum and thrive as lifelong learners.
We aim to work in partnership with parents; we provide them with the skills to support their children at home and we also recognise how parents and school families can enhance and enrich the curriculum we provide.
Our Christian Values are at the heart of our school community. We provide opportunities for all children to be proactive in decision making and contribute positively to everyday school life; this prepares our children to be responsible citizens of the future, to uphold core British values and become well-rounded, successful individuals.
Click on this link for the DFE Website and the National Curriculum documents.
Click below to read the Essentials Curriculum document which is the curriculum we follow at Aston C of E Primary School in conjunction with the National Curriculum.