This section of the St Godric’s RC Primary website is focused on our Curriculum and provides an overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and the Curriculum offer for children in Years 1 to 6. There are also sections on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development including British values at St Godric’s RC Primary School.
In line with statutory requirements, the new St Godric’s RC Primary School Curriculum was launched in September 2014, coinciding with the introduction of the new National Curriculum in England.
At St Godric’s RC Primary School we aim to offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced; which promotes spiritual, moral, mental and physical development; and which prepares our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
The St Godric’s RC Primary School Curriculum comprises all the learning and other experiences that we plan for our pupils. This, of course, includes the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Come and See Religious Education programme endorsed by the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Through our curriculum we also extend pupils’ understanding of the cultural diversity of modern British society.
The curriculum not only comprises the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. This includes an ever growing range of ‘Extra Curricular’ opportunities available to our children across all year groups.
Our Curriculum also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what our children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. St Godric’s RC Primary School aims to teach children how to grow into caring, positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve all that they can.
Curriculum Plans and Information
- Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
- Curriculum Content for Year 1 to Year 6
- Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural SMSC
- Curriculum Policies
Children throughout school will be given regular homework. This will usually include spellings, reading for pleasure, research for projects and reinforcing key learning in the core areas of Literacy and Numeracy. Sometimes a project arouses interest and children may want to pursue research at home. This is to be fostered and encouraged. The school operates a shared reading policy, whereby parents are encouraged to devote regular time to appropriate literacy activities with their child.
Each child in KS2 is provided with a Homework Diary and a Reading Record that travels to and from school with the child and is aimed at helping to foster regular communication between home and school about your child’s work. Your comments and help really do help your child.
Children in KS1 are provided with a Reading Record book only.
Please support your child in the completion of their homework and writing regular comments in their Homework Diary.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils needs.
At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum St Godric’s RC Primary School remain committed to:
- A range of teaching and learning styles
- Differentiated learning materials
- Access to ICT and Technology
- Additional in class support
- Additional out of class support
- Flexible groupings – including small group support work
- An innovative and supportive curriculum
- The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
- Mentoring and counselling through the Rainbows, Getting Along or Connecting with Children programmes
- A broad range of extra-curricular activities, one to one support and booster/extension sessions
- Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements
- Applications during national testing at Key Stage 2 to obtain access arrangements as appropriate
If you have any questions about SEND or about the work we do in school, please speak to your child’s class teacher or alternatively, contact the school and speak to our Headteacher, Mrs Craig, who will be very happy to help.
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