. We are excited about our curriculum!
At Salisbury Road Primary School, we recognise that primary education is not just about targets and results in league tables, nor is it simply a preparatory step for secondary school; it is much more than that. As a school and a Trust, we believe our curriculum should empower all our children with a solid foundation of key knowledge, that encourages and inspires them and supports them to aim to exceed their potential.
Over the past year, teachers and leaders in the Trust have worked collaboratively to develop a curriculum which suits the needs of our children, supporting the development of long-term learning and memory. Our newly constructed curriculum is aligned with the National Curriculum: built on a solid foundation of key knowledge that the children which will allow them to build on their learning and be successful in later life.
LAT’s curriculum design is grounded by key subject drivers: History, Geography as well as core Science, Maths and English. Studying key concepts about the past (History), ‘Then and Now’ and linking to other spaces and places (geography) ‘Here and There’ enables children to create their own opinions and think deeply. In addition, each term staff deliver topics which take deep dives into specific subjects such as Design Technology and Art. These subjects are carefully positioned across the year and are partnered with others that allow enhanced opportunities for knowledge to make deeper sense.
The table below models how the curriculum is organised:
Through our curriculum, children engage in a wide variety of learning that develops creative, artistic, musical cultural and sporting abilities. Our curriculum is enhanced by a selection of after school/lunchtime clubs, which are well subscribed; the school takes part in many competitive inter-school competitions such as debating competitions, football and athletics. Many off-site visits - including residential trips for years 6, visitors and extra-curricular activities are provided to broaden the skills and life experiences of our children.
The children are always at the heart of learning at Salisbury Road Primary School. Our Values are - happiness, respect, aspiration, unity and courage. We believe that schools have a moral purpose and that we should encourage our pupils to become responsible citizens who contribute positively to society. The above 6 values represent our school community and we will be working on developing our skills within them and promoting our values through everything that we say or do. Each term we focus on a value and through assemblies, class discussion and in lessons we teach the children to understand the values, how to demonstrate the value themselves and recognise these values in others. During our celebration assemblies and as part of our behaviour policy we recognise and celebrate children that consistently show our school values and rules.
We hope you find the information provided useful. If you would like further information about individual subjects, topics, or how to support your child's learning please contact your child's class teacher via the school office, class dojo or by speaking to them at drop off or pick up.