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Striving to Shine

Our School Motto is:

Strive to Shine

In order to Strive, children have to put in a great effort - they have to try hard to be the best they can be.  To Shine, children have to apply the learning behaviours below:

S - Stick at it

H - Help Others

I - Independent

N - No distractions

E - Explain your learning

Curriculum Design

Our curriculum is designed to support children in developing a lifelong love of learning and will help them to become the best possible individuals they can be. 

As a primary school, reading, writing and mathematics are at the heart of what we deliver.  These skills will help children to achieve anything they wish in life.  We teach phonics everyday and use the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised. This is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) .  The Collins Big Cat reading books are matched to Little Wandle and the children's phonics phase to ensure young children can access texts independently. We also see PSHE as a key element of our curriculum as this helps children to be kind, tolerant and well-rounded citizens.  

Our curriculum will support the development of the following core abilities:

  • Questioning and curiosity
  • Critical thinking and open-mindedness
  • Perseverance and resilience
  • Communication
  • Independence
  • Team work
  • Creativity

These core abilities are developed progressively and systematically throughout a child’s time at school.  Click on the link below to see how we have mapped out the progression of these core abilities.  

SPS Progression of Core Abilities (PDF)

In addition to these core abilities, we will ensure that our curriculum is progressive so that children achieve our subject specific curriculum intents by the time they leave.