Curriculum Intent Statement – Learning Together
At Rosa Street Primary School we believe that ‘learning together’ ensures that we all achieve from our unique starting points. This underpins our school developments – Learning, Achieving, Growing, Sharing and Working Together.
We ensure that children receive a broad and balanced education through the Rosa Street school curriculum. We work together as a team to ensure that this curriculum is cohesive and builds upon skills within each year group. We want our pupils to achieve across all subject areas so that they have ‘choices’ when they move onto their next phase in education. We want them to be proficient and confident in all subjects. We recognise the importance of reading so that all pupils can access information. We want all our children to be able to read fluently by the time they leave our school. We want to instil in children a love of reading that is with them forever.
We want our pupils to be successful learners with high aspirations inspired by the many careers they have learned about during their time in our school. We want to develop in our pupils enquiring minds and a desire for lifelong learning because we recognise that we are preparing pupils for jobs that may not even exist yet. We want them to be ambitious and achieve their full potential. We hope to provide them with a range of experiences which should enrich the curriculum and motivate the very best from them.
Through our Rights Respecting ethos we want our pupils to become active members of their communities – ensuring everyone is respected and treated equally. The fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance are an integral part of our curriculum. We are a fully inclusive as a school and we want our pupils to take this with them in their future lives beyond Rosa Street. This is further developed through our work with ‘Educate and Celebrate’ where we celebrate our differences and educate pupils about identities and relationships. Our work with the ‘International Schools Project’ seeks to promote local, national and global awareness. We educate our children about learning and the skills they need to develop to become successful learners through ‘Think like a learner’. We educate our children about the power of ‘yet’ in order to be able to build resilience and understand the power of ‘not giving up’. Determination and resilience is key to lifelong learning.
Further details about our curriculum are outlined below and if you would like any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact the school. Our curriculum in action can be seen on the class pages on our website and through the twitter feed.
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Reading and Phonics at Rosa Street
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
At Rosa Street Primary School we believe that being able to read and write are the vital skills that enable us to understand and express ourselves more effectively. We put reading first and foremost as this opens the door to learning. We passionately believe in helping children to develop a love for reading.
In order for us to teach the skills of reading, children in Reception and Year One take part in daily phonics lessons. In Year 2, the children will complete Phase 5 before moving onto identifying spelling patterns. At Rosa Street we follow Little Wandle Letters and Sounds – revised programme.
What is Little Wandle?
Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) developed for schools by schools. Based on the original Letters and Sounds, but extensively revised to provide a complete teaching programme meeting all the expectations of the National Curriculum, Ofsted and preparing your children to go beyond the expectations of the Phonics Screening Check.
At the beginning of each academic year we hold a parent workshop for new parents to share more information about phonics and reading at Rosa Street. Little Wandle Letters and Sounds also has a webpage dedicated to information for parents. Please follow the link for more information on how to support your child with their early reading.
Long Term Curriculum Plans
Our Long Term Curriculum Plans for each year group are available to view or download by clicking the link below.
The National Curriculum from September 2014
The National Curriculum for England changed from September 2014. Further details are available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum
At Rosa Street Primary School we reinforce these values regularly and in the following ways:
Democracy is an important aspect of school life. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our Pupil Council and Pupil Questionnaires. We also have various groups running in
school in which children can take an active role in making key decisions. For example, children are part of various groups such as ‘Rights Respecting Group’, ‘Eco Club’ and Young Carers Group’ in which
children make decisions about improvements in school and have the opportunity to be listened to.
The Rule of Law
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and
through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.
Visits from authorities such as the Police; Fire Service; Lifeguards etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message. We have been a Rights Respecting School for many years and children have become more aware of their own and other’s rights. They are able to talk about the importance of protecting those rights.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school, we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make
choices safety, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to
exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons. Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record, or participation in
our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around Core Values such as ‘Respect’. Pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. The school promotes respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and school life, as well as our behaviour policy.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions involving
prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE.
Please see our class section for more information.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Rosa Street Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
For information on our PSHE curriculum, please click on the documents below.