Seaton Primary School Curriculum Intent
Our aim is to ensure that each and every one of our children reach their full potential through the careful design of a broad and balanced curriculum which encourages a sense of awe, wonder and inquisitiveness around learning and embraces the inspiration that can be found in our local area of outstanding natural beauty here on the Jurassic Coast and Axe Estuary.
Underpinning our broad and balanced curriculum are a number of key curriculum drivers that shape our curriculum. These are:
Ambition and Aspiration
We want Seaton children to drive their own learning, have high aspirations for their future and leave us as lifelong learners who are equipped with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to succeed in life.
Curiosity and Critical Thinking
We endeavour to spark our children’s curiosity and encourage them to raise their own questions by providing engaging, real life learning experiences for every topic that we teach. We maximise opportunities for our children to reason and problem solve, think logically and test out their own theories and ideas.
We want our children to be empowered to express themselves in their own way. To appreciate culture through art, music and drama and generate their own unique ideas through thinking from different perspectives.
We actively promote oracy across all curriculum areas. We encourage our children to discuss, collaborate and articulate their thoughts clearly and challenge each other’s ways of thinking whilst respecting the opinions and beliefs of each other.
Confidence and Independence
We work hard to encourage growth mindsets in our children by creating a classroom culture where all children are engaged, have self-belief and know how to learn.
We want our children to feel proud of where they live and develop a sense of unity within our local community.
The development of spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical wellbeing is a key aspect of our school curriculum and is threaded through all curriculum areas and daily school life. Infusing this are also our school values of: Be: respectful, responsible, kind, truthful and the best you can be!
Together with the British Values of: Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, Democracy and the Rule of Law
Seaton Primary Curriculum Implementation
Seaton Primary School uses the following programmes/associations to support teachers’ pedagogy and planning:
- Non Nonsense Literacy Writing Sequences / Literacy Shed / Pobble
- RWI Phonics (EYFS/KS1 and Year 5/6 Fresh Start)
- Power Maths
- Seaton Key Stage 2 Reading Programme
- RE – Devon and Torbay Agreed Syllabus
- SRE – Christopher Winter Project
- History – Key Stage History
- Geography – Geographical Association / Geographical Society
- DT – Projects on a Page – D&T association
- Computing – Kapow Computing – The first lesson of each term is always an online safety lesson.
- PSHE – Jigsaw
- Music – Charanga
The following subjects are taught discretely:
- Every day – reading, writing, SPAG, maths, number fluency
- Every Week – PSHE, science, computing, PE, RE, music
The following subjects require at least 6 hours of teaching per unit and this could be taught weekly or blocked into a few whole days:
History, geography, art, DT, music and MFL E.g.
Forest School Wild Passport – Forest school programmes run for 6 week blocks and each child receives at least one block a year
Collective worship and singing occur weekly through assemblies.
Seaton Primary Curriculum Impact
At Seaton Primary, children are assessed during every lesson which enables our teachers to plan the next steps for each child. Teachers assess against the learning objectives and the basic skill requirements for each year group and provide live feedback which enables each pupil to make progress within the lesson and overtime. Children are expected to make good or better progress in all subjects and this individual progress is tracked and reported to parents and carers at parents evening and on the end of year report.
Seaton Primary uses rigorous triangulated monitoring throughout the year to gauge the impact of the curriculum design. Senior Leaders and Subject Leaders monitor individual subjects: reviewing learning, evaluating pupil voice, providing individual feedback to move practice forward, celebrating positives and highlighting areas of development that through coaching and continued professional development are developed and strengthened. The impact of the curriculum is reviewed half termly and progress is measured against end of year outcomes for individual pupils and for the year group.
Enjoyment of the curriculum promotes achievement, confidence and good behaviour. Children feel safe to try new things. The pupils will be able to work collaboratively with their peers and independently as inquisitive learners who are motivated to excel and who have a thirst for learning. The pupils will have a strong desire to embrace challenge and to be resilient learners. Our curriculum will also enable our pupils to become good citizens and demonstrate an appreciation for each other, the school community and the world. Our pupils will be respectful and will show tolerance and acceptance to those from different faiths and backgrounds.
Seaton Primary will measure the impact of curriculum through:
- Pupil achievement data.
- Book looks
- Learning walks
- Lesson Observations
- Attendance rates
- Engagement and behaviour
- Pupil Voice
- Stakeholder questionaires
- Extra-Curricular registers
- Curriculum Review