Curriculum

Our school’s curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also non-statutory elements particular to our school, for example Forest Schools, and also the various extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the children’s experience. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’ – what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We want children to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others, while at the same time developing their knowledge and skills, in order to achieve their true potential.

We seek the highest standards of attainment for all our children. We also value the breadth of the curriculum that we provide. We aim to foster creativity in our children, and to help them become independent life-long learners. Above all we believe in making learning fun and meaningful.

Our school curriculum is underpinned by the values that we hold dear at our school. The curriculum is the means by which the school achieves its objective of educating children in the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need in order to lead fulfilling lives.

Aims

The aims of our school curriculum are to promote:

Success

  • having the essential learning skills of literacy, numeracy, information and communication technology (ICT) and Computing
  • having an enquiring mind; for pupils to think for themselves, to process information, to reason, question and evaluate
  • effectively communicating in a range of ways
  • understanding how they learn and to learn from their mistakes
  • knowing about big ideas and events that shape our world
  • enjoyment of learning and motivation to achieve the best they can, now and in the future

Confidence

  • having a sense of self-worth and personal identity and dealing well with their emotions
  • having secure values and beliefs and having principles to distinguish right from wrong
  • making healthy lifestyle choices
  • recognising their talents and having ambitions
  • being willing to try new things, take measured risks and stay safe, and make the most of opportunities
  • to enter the learning process confident that they will be supported
  • being open to the excitement and inspiration offered by the natural world and human achievements

Responsibility

  • being enterprising and well prepared for life
  • Take responsibility for their own learning
  • able to work co-operatively, respecting others and acting with integrity
  • understanding their own and others’ cultures and traditions, within the context of British Heritage, and having a strong sense of their place in the world
  • challenging injustice, being committed to human rights and striving to live peaceably with others
  • sustaining and improving the environment, both locally and globally
  • taking account of the needs of present and future generations in the choices they make

Independence

Our independent learning philosophy is exemplified by:

  • L learn for life (we are all learners, learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom)
  • E explore new things (have a go, take risks, do not stress if it is not right the first time.)
  • A ask good questions (ask questions of ourselves, of others, of experts – remain curious!)
  • R reflect and improve (respond to feedback from peers and teachers, steal great ideas – be the best we can be!)
  • N never give up (perseverance, “stickability”, no matter how talented we may be, we still have to work hard to be the best we can be.)

Contact Us

Jubilee Road, Formby,

Merseyside, L37 2HW

Telelphone: 01704 872692