Curriculum Intent at Elworth
At Elworth CE Primary school we believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day.
‘Love God, Love Learning, Love one another.’ Matt 22: 36-40
The philosophy of education at Elworth is underpinned by Christian values, following a very simple guideline- to help all children from the earliest point ‘To love learning.’
We are a partnership of school, church, home, the Diocese and community. We create a stimulating and caring environment, grounded in Christian belief and practice, so that all members of our school community can flourish. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding experience for everyone; it should be enjoyable. Through our teaching we equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices about the important things in their lives. We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences help children to lead happy and rewarding lives. This policy highlights classroom practices and procedures that promote high quality teaching and learning.
Life is not lived in separate blocks of time with certain skills and knowledge being used at only those times; because of this we encourage and promote a cross curricular approach in school. An understanding of basic skills and knowledge in all areas and that subjects intertwine is therefore required by everyone, in order for them to understand the world around them and achieve their own potential. At Elworth we aim to provide the foundations that these skills can be built upon.
Our curriculum aims to:
- Provide a broad and balanced education for all pupils
- Enable pupils to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations
- Support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
- Support pupils’ physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active
- Promote a positive attitude towards learning
- Ensure equal access to learning, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support
- Independent learning skills and resilience, to equip them for further/higher education and employment
- Promote the learning and development of our youngest children and ensure they are ready for Key Stage 1