Our Curriculum Intent
The curriculum across Ventrus schools is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all children. It defines what children will learn at each stage of their education, preparing learners for future success either in the next step in their education or for life in modern Britain. The curriculum design is purposeful, engaging and with clear intentions. The ambitious intent of the curriculum ensures that all children have an entitlement to a high quality inclusive education, which is underpinned by the teaching of essential skills, knowledge, concepts and values, which are embedded and developed over time.
Every child is recognised as a unique individual and is provided with opportunities and experiences to enable them to have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become aspirational life-long learners. They are provided with challenges which build resilience, confidence and independence.
The curriculum supports the children’s physical, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, ensuring that they are well prepared to play a positive role in modern Britain and the wider world.
As a Trust, our curriculum must respond dynamically to reflect the challenges of the day and the predicted challenges which our children will face in the future. The Trust and the schools within it, will constantly evaluate the design of the curriculum to ensure that it supports the roles that children and young people play in society now and in the future.
At Sidbury CE Primary, we are committed to ensuring creative and inspiring learning opportunities across all Key Stages and for all pupils.
Learners benefit from an innovative and dynamic thematic approach through topic-led plans. These topics are organised to ensure broad and balanced coverage of different subject areas, to be progressive across the school.
We recognise that our curriculum is also a vehicle for us to develop the wider child and, as such, teaching staff plan carefully to find links from each topic to impact on our pupils’ social, moral, cultural and spiritual development, and to promote the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect. As a Church of England Primary School, Sidbury also has a set of distinctive Christian values of Respect, Kindness, Honesty, Forgiveness, Trust and Love, which underpin and are integral to the ethos of the school and the wider community.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Our school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and use the Development Matters document to focus effective teaching and learning throughout children's first year at Sidbury.
Click on the documents below to learn more about our curriculum objectives for each year group from year 1-6
Milestone 1 relates to learning in Years 1 and 2.
Milestone 2 relates to learning in Years 3 and 4
Milestone 3 relates to learning in Years 5 and 6