Curriculum at St Leonard's CE Primary School
'Be The Best You Can Be'
At St Leonard's we truly believe that every child can 'Be The Best They Can Be' and we design our curriculum around this growth mindset and shape our topics in a way that promotes individual excellence and growth. An integral part of this are our 'Learning Animals' which help us think carefully about successful learning and successful learner behaviours.
The aim of this initiative is to teach children to become successful learners by helping them recognise the skills associated to lifelong learning and preparing them for an exciting future.
Building Learning Power involves developing five learning dispositions which enable the learner to face difficulties calmly, confidently and creatively. The children are then better prepared to approach their learning using the skills and tools taught.
The five learning behaviors are: Keeping Going, Making Connections, Looking Forward and Back, Working Together and Curiosity. At St Leonard’s we have assigned an animal to each of the dispositions to help them to become more meaningful to the children.
At St Leonard’s we recognise that every child is unique. We understand that children develop in individual ways and at varying rates. We want our children to be independent and self-motivated learners, encouraging the children to adapt their work, think critically and take risks with their learning.
is at the heart of our learning journey approach
is distinctive, innovative and strategically planned with the individual pupils in mind
is research informed
introduces challenging, engaging and real life problems
strives to encourage and develop a love of learning
lets learning happen within a child centred approach
ensures all areas of learning are regarded with the same level of importance and are interlinked in learning
includes fundamental British values to teach children a sense of self and belonging; enabling them to learn and stay true to the values that make people good human beings
ensures that children learn to live together peacefully, with each of them playing a valuable role in the multicultural world in which they live.
The Foundation classes follows the curriculum as outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) document, which is available at https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework/