The Creative Curriculum at Steeton Primary School encompasses all core and foundation subjects and enables us to provide a high standard of teaching and learning.
We aim to foster a life-long love of learning, through adopting a highly practical, skills based cross-curricular approach. Our Creative Curriculum aims to deliver an engaging, exciting and relevant twenty-first century education that will equip our children with the skills required to be independent and responsible citizens.
Our curriculum aims to develop caring and responsible citizens who:
- have essential learning skills in literacy, numeracy, science and ICT
- are secure in their values and beliefs
- respect others
- recognise responsibilities as a global community
- have a sense of worth, purpose and personal identity
- are able to challenge justice
- make informed choices
- can handle conflict
- have enquiring minds
- can communicate well
- are able to learn independently and with others
- are able to embrace new and future technologies
- are creative and resourceful
- work co-operatively
- develop problem solving skills
- use and apply and transfer skills to differing situations
- are confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
- can relate to others and form good relationships
- know how to sustain and improve the environment and take into account the needs of present and future generations when making choices.
We aim to deliver this through:
- Embedding Every Child Matters through teaching units on healthy living, community, and citizenship
- Developing a sense of community and belonging, contributing to
our local community and global community through direct interaction.
- Equipping children with skills for life, through practical work and by applying literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
- Providing opportunities for children to broaden their outlook on life
- Making learning more meaningful, by putting it into context
- Holding a flexible time-tabling approach to make space for true depth of study
- Reducing the number of topics covered within a school year and establishing cross-curricular links so that more time and space is given to in-depth study
- Building on their achievements, of the Early Years Foundation Stage – From the three prime areas of learning.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- And the four Specific Areas:
- Knowledge of the world
- Expressive arts and design
- listening to pupil voice and involving pupils in planning and decision making.
- involving parents in open afternoons and theme days
- bringing learning to life through visits, visitors and theme days.
- ensuring progression by building on what children already know through the use of Assessment For Learning techniques
- working with members of the local and global community