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Curriculum

The curriculum is ‘what’ will be taught. The Government has slimmed these requirements down to enable schools to add areas they feel children need for their development. At St. Augustine’s CE Primary School we deliver the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) as part of our curriculum provision which is closely matched to the National Curriculum requirements.

We will mix a rich cross curricular approach through the IPC to make learning fun, with discrete teaching of specialist subjects such as PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education), computing, music, a language in KS2, RE, Music and physical education. For more information about our school curriculum please call the school office 0161 505 1317 to make an appointment to speak to Miss E Kirk – Principal.

Please click on the link below to read our curriculum intent statement.

Our Curriculum

Maths

Power Maths is a UK curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths. It is:

  • the only mastery programme perfectly aligned to the White Rose Maths progressions and schemes of learning.
  • written specifically for UK curriculum classrooms by leading mastery experts from around the world and recommended by the UK’s Department for Education.
  • an enriched approach that cleverly combines interactive teaching tools, rich and quality textbooks and practice books.
  • a continuous and embedded approach to teacher support and professional development throughout.
  • built around a child‑centred lesson design that models and embeds a growth mindset approach to maths and focuses on helping all children to build a deep understanding of maths concepts.

click on the links below to see the Maths Yearly Overview for each year group.

Power Maths is the only mastery programme perfectly aligned to the White Rose Maths and the National Curriculum. Please click on the links below to see how Power Maths links to Development Matters and the National Curriculum.

English

At St Augustine’s we use Literacy and Language for our English scheme of work. This complete literacy programme for pupils in Years 2 to Year 6 teaches children to read, write and discuss texts with maturity. The beautifully written stories and non-fiction texts are written by well-known authors to engage children in studying whole texts. We follow this method in Year 1 where our lessons are based on age appropriate quality texts by well known authors to support pupils in their reading and writing.

Please click below to see the English overviews:

Literacy and Language is a complete literacy programme for pupils in Years 2 to Year 6 which teaches children to read, write and discuss texts with maturity. Please click on the links below to see how Literacy and Language links to the National Curriculum.

Phonics and Reading

At St Augustine’s we use the government approved Letters and Sounds scheme within an adapted and developed phonics program for teaching phonics.  To support our teaching of phonics we also use Bug Club and online resources such as Phonics Play and Phonics Bug to help support our pupils learning.

For more information click on the link below to take you to the Letters and Sounds page.  For more information on Phonics or Reading at St Augustine’s please click on the links below.

 

International Early Years Curriculum

The International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) is an internationally researched curriculum for learners aged 2-5+years old made up of developed thematic units of learning to guide learning activities and experiences. The IEYC is designed around and driven by underpinning foundations that insure the curriculum remains learning focused and puts the goal of improving learning at the centre of what we do.

Why did we choose IEYC?

  • It uses international best practices, holistic enquiry and play-based approaches and covers all curriculum areas and the Early Years Foundation Stage: cognitive, personal, social and emotional development
  • It is flexible and works alongside the National Curriculum while offering the structure required to suit all teachers
  • It is designed around 8 Learning goals that we consider essential to children’s learning and development
  • The learning units provided are based around exciting themes which capture children’s natural curiosity
  • Assessment is done using observation and interactions by teachers, and children to achieve a holistic view on a child’s development recorded and monitored by teachers regularly

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International Primary Curriculum

Here at St Augustine’s we provide a creative curriculum based around the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The IPC is our International Primary Curriculum for children aged 3 – 11 years old. It is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum, with a clear process of learning and specific learning goals for every subject. It also develops international mindedness and encourages personal learning.

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PE

At St Augustine’s our PE has been carefully mapped out for each year group to ensure our children are taught a range of sports and skills whilst they are with us across all their primary years. PE is taught from Nursery to Year 6 covering the new Early Years Framework and the National Curriculum. Each lesson is progressive in its activities and is designed to inspire and engage pupils, allowing them to explore and develop skills and embed knowledge. Activities include multi sports, gymnastics, football, rugby, tennis, netball, basketball. Children in Key Stage Two also take part in swimming lessons.

PSHE

At St Augustine’s we use Jigsaw as our PSHE scheme of work.  Jigsaw is a mindful approach to PSHE, that brings together Personal, Social, Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. PSHE is taught once a week from Nursery to Year 6 and helps teachers to focus on tailoring the lessons to their children’s needs and to enjoy building the relationship with their class, getting to know them better as unique human beings. Within Jigsaw, there are 6 key themes which are repeated in each year group. They are:

  • Being Me in My World
  • Celebrating Difference
  • Dreams and Goals
  • Healthy Me
  • Relationships
  • Changing Me

RSE Curriculum

The government has released new and updated guidance on the delivery of Relationships and Health Education. All schools have a statutory duty to deliver the curriculum. As a school we use the Jigsaw Scheme of Work.  Jigsaw offers a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others. Within Jigsaw, there are 6 key themes which underpin the Relationships and Health Education curriculum at an age-appropriate level (see above).

For more information on the content of the RSE curriculum please click on the link below.

Computing

At St Augustine’s we use Purple Mash as our Computing Scheme of work. The Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work is a comprehensive set of resources aligned to the National Curriculum for Computing, Technology and Digital Competence. The Scheme of Work is intended to facilitate teachers in achieving the very best outcomes for children. It exposes children to a wide variety of digital tools, technological skills, and innovations. It contains everything that is needed to deliver inspiring and engaging lessons whilst allowing for the flexibility to meet individual school needs. The scheme for Early Years (Reception) shows opportunities for using Mini Mash or Purple Mash as part of the Early Years classroom to support children in working towards early learning goals.

Music

At St Augustine’s C E Primary School we use Charanga as our Music Scheme of work. Charanga is an award-winning, modern-day resource for primary music that covers the National Curriculum. The scheme uses a vast library of songs, resources and listening activities celebrating the world’s greatest music and is used by 50,000 teachers nationwide. Charanga is taught through 6 units of work per year from Reception to Year 6. Each Unit of Work comprises the of strands of musical learning which correspond with the national curriculum for music:

  1. Listening and Appraising
  2. Musical Activities
    1. Warm-up Games
    2. Optional Flexible Games
    3. Singing
    4. Playing instruments
    5. Improvisation
    6. Composition
  3. Performing

Alongside our Charanga music scheme we also have musical lessons from the Salford Music Service who support our Year 6 pupils to play the Ukulele. We also incorporate music into our IPC topics where appropriate to ensure cross curricular links with music.

RE

At St Augustine’s we believe that a high-quality Religious Education curriculum is the key to enabling every child to flourish.  We follow the Questful RE scheme which embraces the explicit teaching of Christian concepts and God’s big salvation story, it is hoped that the content of this syllabus will give pupils a deeper understanding of Christianity.

Through an open investigative enquiry approach the pupils will be given the sense of being on a quest of discovery. A key feature of the syllabus is the large number of questions included in each unit. The purpose of these questions is to give pupils opportunity to investigate, reflect, evaluate and make meaning. In doing so they will discover more about themselves, their relationships with others, their relationship with the world around them and their relationship with God.

MFL

At St Augustine’s French is our chosen modern foreign language and it is taught through the Rigolo scheme. Rigolo is underpinned by a sound understanding of primary MFL pedagogy including a strong focus on pronunciation, songs to aid memorisation, inclusion of cultural insights, with a focus on grammar and includes links to literacy and oracy.

Rigolo delivers the aims of the National Curriculum through animated stories, oral exercises and a virtual teacher who is a native French speaker to demonstrate correct pronunciation.  It presents new vocabulary and language in a fun, interactive way.

Curriculum Progression Maps

The links below take you to the Curriculum Progression Maps for the different curriculum area. These tools map out the learning of key concepts of knowledge, skills and understanding across the subject and demonstrate the coherence and continuity in pupil learning.  This knowledge enables pupils to build on previous learning and to deepen their understanding as they apply this to new contexts.

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