Curriculum

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At Rudston Primary we are fully committed to providing a relevant, broad and balanced curriculum to all children. Through our curriculum we aim to encourage and develop inquisitive thinkers and learners who are engaged in the curriculum via exciting and stimulating opportunities.

Our curriculum is thematic and allows the children to explore different subject areas via exciting topic themes.  The themes are relevant and stimulating and allow the children to pursue their own ideas, make progress through the requirements of the National Curriculum and ensure the children develop a broad set of transferable skills.

Our curriculum is motivating, engaging and taught through Learning Challenge Curriculum themes with a strong emphasis on developing English.  Visits and visitors are used to help deliver the curriculum in an exciting and stimulating way.  Where areas of learning do not fit in to our themes we teach them as high quality stand-alone units.

. . . the joy of true education: of reading for the sake of a wonderful book rather than for an exam; of following a subject because it is fascinating rather than because it is on the syllabus; of watching a great teacher’s eyes light up for sheer love of the subject.” Professor Richard Dawkins

Aims

The aims of our school curriculum are:

  • to enable all children to learn, and develop their skills, to the best of their ability;
  • to promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that children enjoy coming to school, and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning;
  • to teach children the basic skills of literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology;
  • to enable children to be creative and to develop their own thinking;
  • to teach children about the developing world, including how their environment and society have changed over time;
  • to help children understand Britain’s cultural heritage;
  • to appreciate and value the contribution made by all ethnic groups in our multi-cultural society;
  • to enable children to be positive citizens;
  • to fulfil all the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education;
  • to teach children to have an awareness of their own spiritual development, and to distinguish right from wrong;
  • to help children understand the importance of truth and fairness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all;
  • to enable children to have respect for themselves and high self-esteem, and to live and work cooperatively with others;

In addition to the national curriculum subjects, we also promote 4 key principles and areas:

  • Communication Friendly Spaces
  • Global Diversity
  • Sustainability
  • Young Enterprise

As a staff we feel that these four areas will help us to develop our children further and prepare them for their future.

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