Whole School Curriculum Intent
At Easington Church of England Primary Academy the curriculum is designed to recognise every child as an individual, celebrate our uniqueness in an inclusive environment and is based on respect and equity. We have high expectations for every child and strive for personal excellence in all areas. Our environment and school is very unique and we want to reflect this is our children’s learning and their experiences in school.
Through recognising their prior learning and life experiences we provide first hand, investigative and independent opportunities which allow the children to develop resilience and perseverance and in turn become creative, reflective and critical thinkers.
Within our school community, learning is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. The ability to learn independently and collaboratively is developed through a range of opportunities across all subject areas, including that of Forest Schools, and allows for challenge opportunities to engage the learners. We strongly believe that learning should be a positive time and that through investigating and enquiring there are no limits to what our children can achieve. With the correct curriculum opportunities we are able to fulfil our children’s curiosity and thirst for new knowledge and experiences.
Our behaviour system is based upon and promotes positive attitudes to learning (through strong learning behaviour) which reflects two of our Christian value of respect and compassion. Within this we develop the skills needed to promote honesty and personal responsibility for learning and an understanding of others in our local and wider community.
As a church school, involvement in our community is an essential part of our curriculum. As we learn together hand in hand we support all stakeholders to engage in learning, celebrating Christian and local traditions and events together.
At Easington we want our children will leave our academy with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community. They will have the confidence in their own skills and abilities to make decisions, explore the wider world, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners, who are valued members of the wider community now and in the future.
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:
- MFL (French)
- Design and Technology
- PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health, Community and Economic)
Inclusive and diverse sports taught to our children through the PE curriculum as well as enrichment clubs, including a Multi Sports Club and a Table Tennis club.
Specialist music lessons, covering a range of instruments, taught in school by an external provider, this includes additional violin lessons.
We use our extensive grounds to explore nature and team building opportunities through Forest Schools.
We have visitors into school to enhance the children’s learning, including virtual visits from authors as well as links and visitors from the local community.
Click here to view the National Curriculum – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum