This section of our website is focused on our Curriculum and provides an overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and the Curriculum offer for children in Classes 1 to 4. There are also sections on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development and how we promote British Values.
Curriculum Intent Statement
Our aim for pupils of Esh Church of England Primary School is to have achieved the objectives set out in the National Curriculum by the time they leave school. We want every child to be a fluent reader, with a firm grasp of all the key skills in numeracy, and literacy to equip them for the next part of their journey in education. Our curriculum is firmly rooted in the knowledge and skills that our pupils need. We promote a positive attitude in school, developing resilience through growth mindset. When they make mistakes in their learning, or socially, our pupils are encouraged to move on from this and learn from these mistakes. As our intake is predominately white British, we aim to extend our pupils’ view of the world beyond Esh by exploring links to other faiths and cultures, and this is reflected in our curriculum. Embedded within the culture of the school are the Christian values of Trust, Forgiveness, Friendship, Truthfulness, Perseverance, compassion all underpinned by respect. Through the teaching of these values, children learn to be respectful, kind, tolerant and ambitious, ready to face the challenges of life beyond primary school in a positive manner.
A range of teaching styles and methods are used in school, and teachers are encouraged to adapt to the needs of the class. Peer support, collaborative learning and tutoring are also used within classes. We have an inclusive approach to the curriculum, and all children participate in all subjects. Work is adapted accordingly to accommodate children with SEND, through scaffolding, differentiation, in-class support and interventions where appropriate. Interventions range from additional reading practice with staff and volunteers; structured programmes such as Lexia, and Catch-Up Literacy/Numeracy, pre-teaching, and short same-day interventions to quickly address misconceptions. Where children work with a member of staff outside of the classroom on an afternoon, these sessions are short, and focussed, and lessons are rotated so the child does not frequently miss part of the same topic.
Each individual subject has an intent statement as part of the wider subject policy.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Esh C.E. Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers.
Further information can be found in the SEND Information Report.
All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. Our SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils’ needs.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment with the Head Teacher, Mr Park.
Curriculum Long Term Plans
Our Curriculum Long Term Plans for the current academic year are available to view or download below. Our mixed-age classes have cycle A and cycle B to ensure children cover all aspects of the curriculum over two year groups. View the Our Classes section of our website to view the curriculum in action.