At Greyfriars we provide a creative and inclusive curriculum that is underpinned by our vision, aims and values and focuses on all children ‘ACHIEVING, CARING & ENJOYING’
Every state funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which:
- promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society
- prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of later life
Our school curriculum encompasses the values, knowledge, skills and understanding that the children need to make the most of life’s opportunities and deal effectively with challenges.
Our school curriculum includes the statutory element (ie the requirements of the national curriculum). We aim for mastery of the national curriculum learning expectations of KS1 and KS2. Mastery means that a child develops a deeper understanding of the concepts and skills and is able to apply these independently in different contexts. In our school we measure this learning against KPIs (key performance indicators) for each year group.
In addition to the national curriculum requirements, our school curriculum encompasses additional learning and activities, both within and beyond the school day; it is planned and delivered to engage and meet the needs of our children, and their holistic development. Our curriculum is underpinned by our beliefs on learning, our policies and procedures and the ethos and environment that we create in order to ensure a good education for all our children.
At Greyfriars we aim to create a Curriculum that:
- Inspires, motivates, excites and engages children in their learning
- Provides purposeful thematic opportunities for enquiry based learning
- Encourages and responds to pupils own interests and enquiry
- Raises aspirations; provides challenges and develops a ‘can do’ attitude
- Develops excellent numeracy and literacy skills within meaningful contexts
- Provides opportunities and strategies to practise and consolidate learning
- Uses effective assessment and teacher responses to enable progress and deepen learning
- Provides a range of computing resources and focused opportunities to develop e-skills, e-safety and independence
- Develops emotional well-being, self-regulation and positive social interaction
- Develops caring individuals who appreciate and contribute to the school and broader communities
For more details, see our full Curriculum Statement