Curriculum

Free to Flourish

Our Mission Statement is: ‘Children, parents, governors and all staff work together to ensure everyone fulfils their potential and enjoys a rewarding experience’.

At Roe Lee Park Primary School, we aim to provide an inspiring and ambitious curriculum, nurturing the development of the whole child and enabling all children to succeed regardless of background or need. The curriculum is designed to recognise prior learning and address typical gaps in children’s knowledge and skills through well-planned, meaningful learning experiences.  Teaching and learning activities are designed to capture children’s interest, develop positive learning behaviours and provide children with the cultural capital to succeed in life.  

The development of language and communication skills is a fundamental priority from the early years.  Communication and language development is supported through quality-first teaching using evidence-based approaches and a sharp focus on vocabulary development across all subject areas. 

We place great emphasis on developing the characteristics of effective learning not just in the Early Years but as children progress through Key Stage 1 and 2. To this end, we promote the importance of playing and exploring, active learning and creative and critical thinking within our approaches to teaching and learning. CPD for staff is focussed on developing pedagogical and content pedagogical knowledge as well as subject and disciplinary knowledge in order to ensure effective curriculum implementation.

We celebrate and welcome diversity within our inclusive school community. Every child is recognised as a unique individual and all children access their full curriculum entitlement regardless of need or disability. Through our curriculum offer, we actively provide opportunities for pupils to understand, appreciate and respect diversity on local, national and global scales. Our curriculum offer is enriched and enhanced through visits, visitors and experiences to engage and inspire our children.

A key aspect of our curriculum provision focuses on outdoor learning. The benefits of high quality, outdoor learning experiences are numerous, including supporting children to develop a love of nature, environmental awareness and communication skills as well as positive health benefits – both physically and mentally. As a result, we have recently developed Forest School provision, providing weekly sessions for pupils across school. Forest School is a child-centred learning process that offers opportunities for holistic growth through play, exploration and supported risk-taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through active learning sessions in a natural setting. This is an exciting development for our school community which will evolve alongside our existing curriculum provision.

 

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