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Whole School Curriculum Intent

At Sproatley Primary School our curriculum is designed to inspire enthusiasm for learning, building on achievement and supporting pupil well-being and happiness.

We aim to develop each child fully - socially, physically, intellectually, morally and spiritually by fostering a caring inclusive community leaving no child behind and celebrating their uniqueness.

We provide first hand learning experiences that allow children to develop interpersonal skills, develop relationships and build resilience. Our cross-curricular approach fosters a love of nature enabling our children to make meaningful links with their learning whilst Christian Values are explicitly taught and embedded in school life.

We celebrate our own school identity through the unique experiences that our curriculum and community provides. Through our Christian values and our commitment to outdoor learning and pupil wellbeing, we aim to unlock a natural curiosity for knowledge and skills with enhanced opportunities to engage and inspire learning and recognise individuality. We acknowledge success for all children, in all aspects of their development, encourage and build confidence, recognising and celebrating all types of talents.

Our curriculum is rich, broad and balanced- creativity in all areas of life is encouraged and celebrated, while being enhanced through opportunities for stimulating visits, interesting visitors, personalised musical opportunities and much more. Pupils build their global understanding and learn to understand and respect themselves and others, celebrate diversity whilst also building a greater appreciation of the value of possessions and experiences.

Teamwork and responsibility are an essential part of our curriculum and we enable children to take on key roles and learn new skills; building their confidence and resilience while giving opportunities to learn about wider opportunities and career paths to actively raise their aspiration. In this way we prepare them for becoming active and valued members of the wider community now and in the future.

Whole School Curriculum Implementation

At Sproatley:
  • Outdoor learning is embedded through Forest Schools provision for all age groups.
  • Behaviour & wellbeing lead is in place to work with higher need cases & parents.
  • Support is given to teachers and teaching assistants by Behaviour & Wellbeing lead for classroom level needs.
  • Subject leaders are given regular leadership time to monitor their subject and to support other staff.
  • Subject specialists and champions provide Trust level and Hub level support.
  • Singing is prioritised.
  • Educational visits are built in throughout the academic year to enhance learning.
  • Theatre visit opportunities are presented to children.
  • Class books are central to all planning.
  • Supportive and supported parents.
  • Staff provide on the spot intervention alongside planned interventions.
  • The Worship Team is in place to develop children’s awareness of ownership and leadership.
  • School Houses nurture the idea of belonging and for the house captains, responsibility.
  • Our lunchtime gardening club is open to all pupils.
  • Children have two educational visits to see different faith places of worship (KS1 & KS2).
  • We offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.
  • Staff carry out careful planning to teach all areas of the curriculum creatively.
  • We utilise where possible our local area to make experiences and understanding real and relatable. 
  • Children are exposed to teaching and awareness of fundraising and charity work.

What Our Children Need

When developing our curriculum, we carefully considered what our children need (the things that our curriculum MUST provide):
  • Global and national understanding that builds their ambition to make a difference to the things they believe matter – building compassion.
  • Respect for themselves and others.
  • Appreciation of the value of possessions and a desire to respect their things and maximise the choices and opportunities that they have.
  • Good habits for their physical & mental wellbeing that they can take into adulthood.
  • To be confident readers.
  • A rich vocabulary and good communication skills.
  • Build a resilient attitude towards learning - children being happy to fail & keep trying. Not got it...YET!
  • Developing understanding of career path options.

What Our Locality Offers

We are fortunate to be based near a wide range of things that we can utilise throughout the delivery of our curriculum and to help develop our children. These include:
  • Burton Constable Hall
  • Green spaces, farms and woodland
  • Countryside walks
  • Elderly residents
  • St Swithin’s Church
  • Renewable power business links
  • Bus route to Hull - close proximity of very diverse inner city schools
  • Support network of schools
  • Higher Education Links
  • Hull City of Culture events
  • Theatre and musical events

Broad and Balanced Curriculum

We offer all children a broad and balanced curriculum by ensuring all subjects are delivered in line with the standards outlined in our curriculum implementation. These subjects are:

Core Subjects: Foundation Subjects: Enriched Curriculum:
  • Forest Schools
  • Wide range of sports opportunities, both in school and externally
  • Inclusive and diverse sports taught to children throughout the PE curriculum
  • Musical instrument lessons available on site
  • Visitors into school
  • Cultural trips
  • Residential visit for Year 5 and 6 pupils