At Abbey Primary Community School we are committed to ensuring that all children have a well-rounded and balanced curriculum that promotes both academic education and a social education to prepare all pupils for their future in modern day Britain.
To meet both of these aims, as well as following the new statutory national curriculum we are developing our own school curriculum that allows all pupils to be engaged with the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) aims outlined by the government.
The spiritual development of pupils is shown by their:
- Ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect or different peoples faiths, feelings and values.
- Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them.
- Willingness to reflect on their experiences.
The moral development of pupils is shown by their:
- Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, readily apply this understanding in their own lives and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England.
- Understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions.
- Interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.
The social development of pupils is shown by their:
- Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio economic backgrounds.
- Willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, co-operating well with others and being able to resolve conflict effectively.
- Acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; the pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
The cultural development of pupils is shown by their:
- Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others.
- Understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain.
- Knowledge of Britain's democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain.
- Willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities.
- Interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity, and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities
On top of our curriculum, we are proud of so many of the other activities that we do in school that help our pupils to develop their social and emotional wellbeing. Our weekly assemblies - that so many parents attend - help us reward the great things that our pupils do and is just one of the ways we help our pupils feel proud about themselves and their school.
Foundation Stage pupils follow the EYFS curriculum. We use RML Scheme (Ruth Miskin Phonics) in Key Stage 1.
The pupils in KS1 and KS2 have an English (Literacy) and Maths (Numeracy) lesson every day. The afternoons consist of Connected Curriculum Units, Religious Education, Physical Education, French (for KS2 pupils) and Music.
For further information about the content of our curriculum by term and year group visit the Curriculum Newsletters' tab.
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If you would like to know more about the curriculum we follow please see the below subject leaders:
|Modern Foreign Languages||Mrs Jamnadas|
|Physical Education||Mr Haycock|