This section of the our 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.
The Curriculum is designed to promote academic, social, emotional and personal success. It includes not only 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 ‘Enjoyment and Enrichment ‘opportunities available to our children across all year groups.
Our Curriculum also includes the social aspects imperative for life-long learning. Our Investing In Children Award and Enhanced Healthy Schools Award demonstrates the importance of children having high expectations of behaviour and tolerance towards each other.
We believe that all children should experience the feeling of accomplishment in a wide range of areas. Our curriculum therefore simply inspires our children to be more – we want our children to be more successful in school over the course of a day, a term, a school year and inspired for their whole academic career.
Our curriculum gives pupils a mix of academic and personal development; it gives equal importance to core and foundation subjects; physical wellbeing and mental wellbeing. Personal and social education is the basis of all areas of our curriculum ensuring the children’s emotional needs are met thus allowing them to excel.
We carefully balance the requirement for pupils to reach national expectations in core subjects with our wider curriculum aims of providing full spectrum of thoughtful and enriching experiences. As much as we value the progress and fulfilment of our pupils academically, we strive to offer them a rich and varied curriculum to encourage them to be successful throughout their academic career and allowing them to thrive.
At Seascape Primary School we want our children to experience:
- A curriculum that has knowledge and vocabulary at the heart of learning
- A curriculum that helps children to know how to live healthy lifestyles – both
- physically and mentally
- A rich curriculum that enables pupils to see the world beyond their locality
- A curriculum where knowledge underpins and enables the application of skills
- Opportunities to embed basic skills
- Resilience, perseverance, challenge and support so they have the confidence to aim high and aspire to more
- Spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences threaded through all we do which will facilitate our pupils’ future
At Seascape Primary School we plan learning in a thematic approach to the curriculum with quality texts to inspire discussion, support the development of reading and provide writing opportunities within each theme. Themes have been organised across each year group to ensure that there are a variety of curriculum drivers that cover the content of the national curriculum. This thematic approach leads to a more flexible delivery of the curriculum meaning that some weeks children may not study history, instead they will have a focus on Geography. During other weeks, the opposite may be true, and some weeks there may be a balance across the subjects. Other aspects of the curriculum are covered through specialist teaching in a linear approach so content is delivered alongside a love of learning. Organising the learning in this way ensures teachers have the opportunity to allow the children to become engrossed in their learning and ensures depth to the curriculum.
Using the outdoors as a classroom is fundamental to our values and this can be school based or with enrichment visits to other locations. Trips/activities and experts are all vital to the enhancement of the learning opportunities we offer our children.
First and foremost we want to instil in our children a love of learning and an understanding that the learning is part of a journey they are on. We want them to feel safe, to express and celebrate their learning achievements and recognise their own personal and academic growth. We see this impact in:
- The engagement of pupils in lessons
- Increased knowledge and skills of children
- A broader range of experiences
The impact of what we do and what the children achieve cannot always be measured in data sets and numbers so we always try to look holistically at the whole child. We consider our children as individuals who are facing future challenges and ultimately leave us high school ready having enjoyed and embraced their learning experiences along the way.
You can view a breakdown of our Curriculum Content on our website. Class newsletters are displayed on each class.
Whole School Topic Overview
Seascape Primary follow the Cornerstones Programme (2 year rolling programme). You can view the Topic Overviews for Year 1 to Year 6 by clicking the links below:
View our wider curriculum experiences by clicking the links below:
- Nursery Passport – Year A
- Reception Passport – Year A
- Key Stage 1 Passport – Year A
- Lower Key Stage 2 Passport – Year A
- Upper Key Stage 2 Passport – Year A
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Seascape Primary School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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