Curriculum Structure and Intent
Our UNIQUE Curriculum
Our UNIQUE curriculum is designed to recognise and have a solid understanding of children’s prior learning, providing knowledge and learning experiences which build resilience and critical thinking.
Central to this is excellent skills in Reading – the essential key to the whole curriculum.
We provide opportunities to engage learning in a fun and nurturing way and every child is recognised as a unique individual.
We plan and provide a clearly mapped out curriculum which results in good quality outcomes.
We model and promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values of our Christian school, enabling children to take responsibility for their lives. Children leave St Andrew’s with a sense of belonging to an outward looking community where opportunities and aspirations are unlimited.
At St Andrew’s we ensure that equality is embedded in all that we do.
At St Andrew’s Maghull Primary School we follow the National Curriculum . We follow The Statutory Framework in EYFS ensuring that all Reception children have access to all of the areas of learning. We plan literacy using Read to Write, to ensure that children are exposed to a wide range of genres whilst they are in years Rec-Year 6. We map out grammar, punctuation and spelling in an age appropriate way, clearly defining expectations for GPS across the school. In Reception, Y1, Y2 and for specific children in Y3 and Y4, we use Read Write Inc phonics programme in daily sessions. Children in Ks2 have daily VIPERs guided reading sessions which help to further develop their fluency and comprehension.
We use a 'Maths Mastery' approach in our mathematics lessons across the school, embedding White Rose, ensuring that children of all abilities have the best chance possible to meet and exceed their year group expectations and progress measures. We aim to provide a relevant and inspiring curriculum which fully prepares our children for their future careers and curriculum leaders carefully plan out the knowledge, skills and vocabulary expectations for each year group in each subject.
Information regarding the wider curriculum subjects and the progression of skills, knowledge and vocabulary, can be seen in the individual subject folders within this section of the website.
For half termly curriculum overviews for each year group, please click on each individual class in the 'classes' section of our website.
If you require any further information about the curriculum at St. Andrew's, please contact the school office and we will be happy to assist you.