The Parish of St Laurence C of E Primary School
Curriculum Statement 2019
We Live Love and Learn through Faith in Jesus
‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’ (Philippians 4:13)
At St Laurence’s our Curriculum has been designed to ensure each and every child can ' live life in all its fullness' by offering stimulating and awe-inspiring learning experiences with Christian values at its heart.
Every child is recognised as a unique individual and we celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. Our values of Hope, Forgiveness, Respect, Justice, Excellence and Love are rooted in all that we do and a Growth Mindset is entrenched within our curriculum. We believe that with a broad and engaging curriculum our pupils can achieve anything, developing them not just as learners but as young people destined to contribute to a global society.
The National Curriculum is the bedrock of our learning with a high priority on the fundamentals of literacy and mathematics. However, our educational experience seeks to go way beyond that through a range of child-led topics designed to meet our specific curriculum needs. Our stakeholders expressed a wish for more breadth; to know more about the world around them, noteworthy people, culture, language, sports, careers and life-skills – we want our pupils to be prepared to be citizens of the world.
With this in mind, teachers carefully plan using topic webs which ensure coverage of curriculum objectives, but more so, provide the opportunity to be flexible and creative. Teachers skilfully weave elements of learning together to create a unique and enriching global curriculum where pupils are educated on issues local, national and international.
What makes our curriculum unique is our desire to take learning beyond the classroom, enabling pupils to see their potential to be lifelong learners. Our curriculum provides stretch and challenge for all groups to ensure progress and give a platform for more pupils to develop the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding within their learning.
A St. Laurence’s pupil is a resilient pupil, who embraces challenge with a Growth Mindset. A pupil who is a strong and confident speaker. A pupil who is capable of putting forward their views with passion and skill. A pupil who is happy to engage in respectful, intelligent debate using their knowledge and understanding.
Pupils can expect a range of experiences brought to life through our curriculum:
Children leave St Laurence’s with a sense of belonging to a loving Christian community, with confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, form relationships and become lifelong learners.