Welcome to our Curriculum Overview Page
Our Curriculum Vision
The children and their learning are at the core of everything we do at Eastbury Primary School. Our curriculum is designed to take into consideration our children’s varied backgrounds and cultural experiences as we believe they deserve a curriculum that does not narrow their life chances but expands them, enabling social equity and mobility. We therefore prepare children to be lifelong learners and global citizens.
Eastbury Primary School aims to nurture and prepare children educationally, socially, morally and physically for their continuing education and beyond by basing our aims on our vision.
Our core aims are to develop strong academic outcomes through:
- Providing the knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes embodied within the National Curriculum as a basis for the educational development of children.
- Providing a stable, consistent environment in which our children can develop respect, self-esteem, and an ability to value themselves and others.
- Giving our children a deep body of knowledge whilst ensuring skills are reinforced throughout.
When planning the curriculum at Eastbury Primary School our teachers always take into consideration children’s prior learning, they provide where possible, first-hand experiences, allowing the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. We understand that a child’s ability to learn is based on gaining knowledge, building on this whilst developing the ability to use and apply skills.
Our children receive a broad and balanced curriculum and we ensure that their learning is relevant, exciting, aspirational, and challenging. All National Curriculum subjects, within the Curriculum are viewed as being equally important; but underpinned by the understanding that basic literacy and numeracy competency is vital in all learning. These skills have a high priority and where possible, we try to reinforce knowledge and skills across all in a focussed learning-based approach.
The aim of our curriculum is for our pupils to have the skills to be successful, independent, motivated, reflective and resilient learners in preparation for the next stage of their education.
National and school requirements are mapped out as a whole school by subject leaders, and then individual year groups plan the curriculum for their pupils accordingly:
- The curriculum is planned thoroughly, starting with the children’s current knowledge and skills, so that real progress can be made and measured.
- Each term there are a variety of visits and visitors planned in each year group to enrich the learning and create lasting memories via real experiences.
- Children’s prior knowledge is assessed at the outset of the topic and learning planned accordingly.
- At the end of each topic, an end task is planned, where children demonstrate the knowledge and skills that have been acquired.
The curriculum is reinforced by the school’s Core Values these are taught on their own and through other areas of the curriculum, including assemblies. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and their understanding of British Values and the core values of our society are woven through the curriculum.
Theme days e.g. Maths, Eco Awareness, Anti-Bullying, whole school activities, including weekly long celebrations for Science, Music and Art in addition to opportunities within and outside of school – all enrich and develop the children’s learning. After school clubs and events extend these opportunities further.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through:
- Reflecting on the standards achieved against planned outcomes.
- Celebrating the learning at the end of each topic, where children demonstrate the knowledge they have gained
- Sampling children’s learning across the school, where they demonstrate learning
- Pupil discussions with teachers and Senior Leaders about their learning
- Annual tracking of standards across the curriculum
What our parents say:
“My own experience with Eastbury Primary has been a great one. My daughter has blossomed so much. Academically I feel the school supports the children, taking time to appreciate each of them individually. As a parent I have been able to communicate with ease with each member of staff so far.”
“I personally think this school has everything my children need. They work hard to make sure my children get the best chance of staying at the educational level that all the other children are at. I believe that my children are safe and well treated at this school I feel I made the best choice in choosing this school.”
“I can see a huge difference in my child’s attitude to learning and they really raise standards in social and personal development.”