Our curriculum at Amesbury CE Primary School strives to build resilient and reflective pupils whose learning experience is rooted in the strong Christian ethos of our school to work with all our heart. Pupils are taught to develop and use the essential skills that enable them to communicate and apply their knowledge in a range of meaningful contexts, both within and beyond, their education career. We equip our pupils with the rich language that they need to explore and ask questions about their understanding. Drawing on a wealth of deep-learning built on prior knowledge, pupils make relevant links within, and across, subjects.
Our curriculum is designed to enable all pupils to achieve and prepare them for the next stage in their education by ensuring they are proficient in the knowledge and skills that they need to be successful. Learning is planned to value - and be part of - the strong local community as well as the wider world, taking advantage of the learning opportunities that these can provide.
We achieve this by providing a well-planned, progressive curriculum that motivates and inspires a thirst to learn more and is informed by the pupils’ own enquiry. Pupils are encouraged to work collaboratively to utilise their growing vocabulary and embed learning.
The basis for our curriculum is inspired by our school’s three core Christian values: dignity; endurance; kindness. Pupils take a pride in their learning and this is demonstrated by the learning behaviours seen in class as well as the presentation of work in their books, showing that they have dignity for themselves and their learning. Our challenging curriculum does not deter our resilient and determined pupils, who foster endurance to try their best and keep going in all aspects of school life. Through a carefully planned curriculum, we ensure that pupils develop empathy, understanding respect for all, including those different to them – the value of kindness is nurtured by a curriculum that enhances the cultural literacy of all of our pupils, nurturing tolerance and understanding of others.