Our curriculum encourages children to enjoy school, to develop enthusiasm, perseverance and a questioning approach to life that will prepare them for the future stages in their education. We aim to give children experiences through a whole range of activities and subjects. Within each class the teachers are aware of and are sensitive to the differing abilities of the children and the pace and content of the work is varied accordingly. Each year group changes their topic half termly and these are introduced with a question. Our curriculum has been re-designed this year to make sure that pupils are taught all subjects and have access to a wide range of experiences.
Southtown Primary School Curriculum Statement
The curriculum at Southtown Primary School comprises all the learning and other development opportunities that pupils experience at the school. We aim to provide our pupils with a broad, balanced education, develop them to fulfil their potential and nurture them into good citizens, conscious of their responsibilities to each other, their family, society and the world of work. British Values underpin our entire ethos and curriculum.
We believe that education, at home and at school, is a route to moral, social, cultural, spiritual, physical and mental development, and thus the well-being of the individual. Education should also reaffirm our commitment to the virtues of truth, justice, honesty and sense of duty.
At Southtown, we also believe that:
We are passionate about providing children with opportunities to apply their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum and we offer a range of trips and visits to enhance their learning in school. Our comprehensive Visits Plan offers children opportunities to develop and explore the local area as well as visiting places of interest further afield. We provide a number of residential visits each year, which are exciting, varied and a fantastic opportunity for relationship building.
We have very high expectations for attainment and progress in all subject but we also offer a wide range of art, musical and sporting opportunities throughout key stage one and two. Children are given opportunities to participate in after school clubs linked to these curriculum areas and are often invited to participate in competitive events such as sports tournaments and singing groups.
Click on each class in this section to see what your child will be learning each half term.
Remember to visit your child's class page as well to find out more information.