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Saxmundham Primary School

Curriculum

Here at Saxmundham Primary School, we offer an ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum that encompasses the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum, whilst taking into consideration the issues and needs that make our pupils, our school and our local area unique. An effective curriculum attains the right balance between what a school must teach and the aims and values identified as specific to our school community.

 

At Saxmundham, we are firm believers that learning is a life-long process and, as such, our curriculum is designed to develop the progression of skills and give all groups of children the knowledge and cultural capital they need to be successful.

 

Our curriculum includes:

 

  • English, Maths and Science
  • Art
  • Computing
  • Design Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages (French is taught in Year 3-6)
  • Music
  • Personal, Social and Health Education which includes Relationships & Sex Education
  • Physical Education
  • Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education which includes British Values
  • Religious Education

 

Within English, we use the Read, Write Inc phonics and reading scheme.

 

Where possible, we use a thematic approach to our learning, in which links are made between subjects, making learning more meaningful and connected, although, within some subjects, we have found a more discreet approach is required where clear links are not possible.

 

The National Curriculum, however, is only one part of our wider curriculum.

 

A range of appropriate teaching styles are used throughout the school to implement this curriculum and develop the children's independence, resilience and growth mindset.

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