What skills, knowledge and understanding do we want children to develop?
This is our Curriculum Intent
St Francis' School offers a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based, that actively promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all our pupils and stakeholders. Through building the skills of resilience, endurance and a love of learning, we actively prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Our intent, through our Curriculum delivery is to develop globally aware and involved citizens of the future.
We will introduce pupils to the best current, global thoughts and ideas. We will develop an appreciation of creativity and achievement. "We have different gifts according to the grace given to each of us." (Romans 12:6) Subject leaders share their knowledge, experience and awareness of current resources and trends in order to ensure children receive the most current, quality first teaching and learning experiences. Curriculum coverage is outlined on the long term plans for each year group, to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to experience the rich and diverse curriculum on offer for KS2.
Lessons are planned to ensure that there are no barriers to all pupils achieving. Children are encouraged to support and lead in the learning process, as well as working together to identify what they have done well and their next steps in learning. Using Philosophy for Children, Success Zone Classrooms, Thinking Skills, Right Respecting School and Growth Mindset approaches, children develop the skills that are fundamental to effective learning.