Neston Primary provides opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners who know how to make a positive contribution to their school, community and the wider society. There is a high focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding.
The curriculum will equip children to engage in the world now and in the future. The children will be given the opportunity to build their resilience, knowledge and to develop their skills in a meaningful and contextual way.
Pupils at all levels are helped to achieve their potential. Those who are most able are challenged and supported through appropriate extension activities. Those who struggle are encouraged and given targeted support to embed skills, to develop at their own pace or simply to learn in a style that best suits their individual needs.
The links with parents is key. We will achieve very little without the support of our parents working with us as valued partners.
The school’s focus on curriculum development has been carefully designed to ensure coverage and progression. It provides pupils with memorable experiences, in addition to diverse and rich opportunities from which children can learn and develop a range of transferable skills for life. We want pupils to be active learners and to fully engage in all subjects. Pupils will have access to a wealth of resources and role models which will inspire learning and make learning enjoyable and memorable.
Reading, writing, maths and oracy are key as they are the foundations for learning in all other curriculum areas. Opportunities are provided to enable all children to speak with confidence in a wide range of situations.
Our curriculum will build upon children’s prior knowledge and develop their skills in a meaningful and contextual way. Children will be given opportunities to make links between what they know and what they want to know. An outcome for all units of work is for children to know more, remember more and understand more.
A primary focus of our curriculum is to raise aspirations and to recognise and develop the talents and strengths that every child has, so that they can fulfil their potential. We provide activities that children may not otherwise experience. As a school, we are proud of our community and it is frequently used as a starting point for engaging interest. We recognise that the children need both a sense of valuing themselves, and developing aspirations for their future and for their community. We will widen the children’s knowledge and understanding of people, places and points of view – which will give them a greater understanding of the wide diversity encountered in modern society