Lord, please bless our students and help them as they grow.
May we teach them faithfully the things they need to know
so they may face the future knowing they are prepared.
And when they think of their schools days, may they know their teachers cared
St Edmund’s curriculum is closely designed around our school mission, aims and values statement – it has been developed to support the needs of the community and the child as a whole to reach their full potential academically, spiritually, socially and personally.
Developing children’s communication is at the heart of our school with an emphasis on developing vocabulary skills and spoken skills. A curriculum that is literacy rich and language rich is a must for our pupils if we are to open doors for their futures.
We will endeavour to enable all our pupils to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to thrive. We believe access to a high quality, broad and balanced curriculum is the right of all pupils.
Our curriculum encourages every child to become an independent thinker, and to face challenges with perseverance and resilience. We ensure children feel proud to be part of their school community, playing a full role in accordance with our British values.
At St Edmund's we aim to provide the children with a curriculum which is broad, well balanced and above all stimulates the children to learn. In addition to acquiring skills and knowledge we aim to help the children to grow in confidence and maturity so that they can enter secondary school, and later, adulthood with the ability to pursue wholeheartedly, academic social and cultural activities.
We deliver programmes of study that meet the National Curriculum requirements issued by the DfE. This National Curriculum comprises of three core subjects:
English, Mathematics, Science
And foundation subjects:
History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education (PE), Computing, Religious Education and MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)
At St Edmund's we place great emphasis on Numeracy and Literacy as these underpin many of the other aspects of the taught curriculum.
Whilst the core subjects are taught on a regular basis the foundation subjects may be taught as blocks of work over a matter of weeks.
The planning of the curriculum is based around a rolling programme to ensure coverage of selected topics by all children who progress through the school. The rolling programmes for both Key Stages make use of our local environment. We also study other localities so that children gain an understanding of Britain as a diverse society.
When children leave St Edmund's RC Primary School at the end of Year 6, they should be equipped with the full range of skills that enables them to become lifelong learners.
If you would like further information about the programme of study taught at St Edmund's please get in touch and we would be happy to share more information. See contact information for more details.