Sherdley Primary School
Growing Together, Respecting Each Other

Tel: 01744 678683
SEN Contact: Mrs K Bennett

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the EYFS and National Curriculum 2014, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children. It also includes that which the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave in and around our school. Within our curriculum we have considered the unique environment of St Helens and it’s rich history, along with it’s links to Liverpool.

We use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds for our teaching of phonics and we use Little Wandle Reading to support the phonics scheme.

Our Curriculum Intent Statement

Sherdley Primary School Vision:  Growing together, respecting each other.

Mission statement:  To inspire children to achieve their true potential in a happy and safe environment.

Curriculum Intent

Sherdley Primary School aims to provide opportunities for our pupils to meet our expectations, which are as easy as A, B, C, D, E:

  • Always follow instructions
  • Be resilient
  • Caring, sharing and kind
  • Demonstrate responsibility to others and self
  • Expect the best of ourselves

We feel that these expectations help our pupils to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. We aim for all learners to enjoy their education and make good progress from their different starting points, in all areas of learning. Pupils are helped to achieve their potential within the Sherdley family, we recognise that every child is unique; we tailor the learning, curriculum and provision to embrace the individual’s personal interests that are reflective of our community and to meet their needs.

Our immersive curriculum, which follows the National Curriculum, has been designed to meet the diverse needs of all our children and community. It aims to give them the life opportunities, ambition and aspiration that will enable them to become fulfilled, successful and responsible citizens for the world that they will inhabit.

Our curriculum design also aims to address several barriers to learning, they are:

  • School readiness for our younger children
  • Community aspirations
  • Parental engagement with school life
  • Punctuality and attendance
  • Life experiences of our children
  • Social disadvantaged

The school’s curriculum development has been carefully designed to ensure coverage and progression. Subject co-ordinators play an important part in the success of the curriculum by leading a regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review of their subject. The curriculum design ensures that the needs of individual and small groups of children can be met within the environment of high quality first teaching, supported by bespoke interventions where appropriate – not a ‘one-size fits all’ approach. We place a high importance on children being able to self-regulate their behaviours and recognise that some pupils may need additional support in order to access positive behaviours. Children are given the opportunity to discuss the Rights of the Child articles and share their views as we work towards the next stage as a Rights Respecting School. Where possible, high quality visits and visitors enhance the curriculum and provide opportunities for writing for a purpose. We also promote physical health and emotional well-being through a range of extra-curricular clubs which give learners an opportunity to access a variety of sports and creative clubs after school hours. We have considered our duties under the Equalitry Act and ensure that our curriculum is accesible and meet the needs of all our children, including those with disabilities or special educational needs.

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