Curriculum at Far Forest CE Primary School
Far Forest Primary aims to provide a curriculum that is engaging, balanced and relevant. Whilst emphasis is placed on children learning core skills in English and Maths, we place great value on developing the 'whole child' and provide an engaging programme of study in all curriculum areas. Our school vision statement 'we learn, we nurture and we celebrate' encapsulates what we do as a school, this is what makes Far Forest Primary School a unique, vibrant and happy place to learn.
Our curriculum will aim to ensure that learning is effective, exciting and above all, relevant to the needs of our children. All pupils will secure firm foundations in English and Mathematics and this underpins a growing excellence in other subjects. We believe in bringing learning to life, both indoors and outdoors, with an emphasis on engaging and purposeful learning.
As a Church of England school, we value our links with the Diocese and our local church. We have designed our curriculum vision and values around the needs of our pupils and our distinctive Christian vision statement of 'Feed my Lambs' .
Each half term, we focus on a value tailored to support our pupils, they have been carefully selected by staff, pupils and governors, these are as follows; Responsibility, Respect, Friendship, Forgiveness, Peace and Perseverance. Stories from the Bible and quality texts written for children are linked to each of these values to help our pupils and staff to understand and apply this in their everyday lives.
The well-being of our pupils is paramount, we believe that if a child is happy and feels safe, they will learn. Opportunities are provided for our pupils to have ownership over their learning and for them to have an input on how and what they learn. It is crucial for us as a school to listen to our pupils and allow them to have a voice. The School Council and Children's Council are great platforms for our pupils to share and make decisions about their learning and their school.
Our School vision and values are embedded and our pupils demonstrate this everyday. Our curriculum drivers go further to support our values and this is planned for in our day to day teaching, these are as follows:
We continue to seek opportunities to develop our curriculum design further to support these drivers. Our plans are flexible and the children direct our path. Above all, we aim to help our children to be the best version of themselves.
Our curriculum subjects have been categorised into four areas. This allows staff to work as a team to monitor and develop their subjects together. The four categories are: