At Stapleford Community Primary School, we are passionate about education. We are ambitious for our pupils and want the best for every child. Our staff work hard to ensure the school is a vibrant and innovative place, where pupils demonstrate a thirst for learning, where curiosity is nurtured and excellence is expected in a caring, supportive and stimulating environment.
The aim of our curriculum is to prepare our pupils, ensuring they are equipped with the full range of skills and knowledge that allows them to be lifelong learners ready for the next steps in their education and as well as preparing them for the wider world.
Our curriculum is stimulating, designed to promote curiosity, discovery and a love and thirst for learning. It is ambitious and full of opportunity so as to allow everyone to shine, and empowers our children to become independent and resilient. We strive for academic excellence and want our children to have high aspirations, and equally importantly we want children to become thoughtful, open minded and caring human beings, confident and able to make their mark on the world that lays before them.
We are committed to nurturing positive attitudes and celebrate values such as tolerance, kindness and perseverance. Our focus on pastoral care and mental well-being, through growth mindset and mindfulness, allows all children to deal confidently with next steps and also to be more resilient learners. Developing children’s independence and motivation as learners and their sense of responsibility as future citizens is at the heart of all our teaching and learning.
We encourage our children to both challenge and celebrate success in themselves and in others. We want to equip them with not only the minimum statutory requirements of the National Curriculum but to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We view our curriculum as a curriculum for life.
With our school being situated 4 miles from the historic city and world renowned seat of learning, Cambridge, we want our children to use the vibrancy of our great city to learn from other cultures, respect diversity, co-operate with one another and appreciate what they have. We achieve this by providing a strong social, moral, spiritual and cultural curriculum, with British Values at the heart of everything we do.
We work to enrich their time in our school with memorable experiences well matched to their needs and interests and to provide opportunities which for many are out of reach. We firmly believe that education does not just happen in the classroom, it is about the added value we offer to really inspire our children. Enrichment is a vital part of our curriculum. This includes school trips, residential trips for our oldest pupils, visitors, special whole school days, extra-curricular clubs, sports competitions and events, music opportunities, outdoor learning such as ‘Moat Mondays’ and 'Wellie Wednesdays', taking part in academic competitions such as maths and English challenges, plays and performances.
We have had a recent focus on improving the ‘Arts’, and have the Silver Arts Mark, an Arts Award, the Cambridge 'MusicMark' and have once again earned the ‘Gold’ status in the School Sports Award.
As a community school, we are fortunate to have many supportive parents and members of the community who also offer to assist our school through supporting learning, providing resources, running workshops, helping at events and on trips, running or helping with clubs.
Pupils are able to share their learning with each other and their parents and carers through assemblies, performances, competitions and events, sometimes involving other schools.
The staff at Stapleford Community Primary School work hard to inspire the children by creating topics that are interesting and challenging.
Here you will find the overview for each year group as well as topic webs and newsletters detailing what is planned in each half term.
What does your child learn at school each day?
The learning is based on the National Curriculum, although as an Academy we can make changes if we desire. The curriculum is so much more than just the individual subjects, although they are of course important.
At Stapleford Community Primary School we use topics to help teach the subjects. These are reviewed regularly by the teachers, who with their own previous experiences and subject specialisms bring the topics alive alongside personalizing the topics with the interests and ideas of the children. We believe that bringing topics alive through using visits and visitors are an important part of learning- often the part of schooling that children recall and reflect on for years. Each year group has a different learning topic or theme. These aim to provide a context for meaningful cross-curricular learning and may incorporate a mixture of subject.
Each term or half term your child's teacher will share the topic web with you, and are posted on the website. Not all subjects are taught in each half term.
Find information about our curriculum subjects here. Our Curriculum policy is currently under review.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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