Adamsrill Primary School

Learning and Working Together as a Community for a Brighter Future

Our curriculum Statement of Intent

Our aim is to provide our children with creative, aspirational learning experience, which encourages resilience and adaptability for a changing world.

At Adamsrill Primary School, the curriculum is designed to: recognise children’s different learning styles, prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our diverse school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values with a vision to prepare them for life beyond primary school. In designing our curriculum, we constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage learning. We believe that childhood should be a happy, creative, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We use our Adamsrill Values (Resilience, Respect, Responsibility and Honesty) to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.

Community involvement is an integral part of our curriculum, inviting families and visitors to facilitate learning new skills and sharing experiences such as assemblies, curriculum workshops and outcomes and Diversity Celebrations. We use our pupil premium and sports premium grants to ensure that our curriculum provides enrichment which for some pupils would not have been accessible without that.

Children leave Adamsrill with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners. The intent behind our curriculum is a curriculum that:

  • Challenges all pupils to be the best that they can become
  • Provide pupils with core knowledge required to be successful
  • Develops pupils to be resilient, lifelong learners
  • Is coherent and draws links between cross curricular themes
  • That enables our pupils to engage with and understand the world around them
  • Equips our pupils with ambition and aspirations so that they become happy and successful members of
    society
  • Enables pupils to acquire the qualifications necessary that will facilitate their next steps in their education and future career

Below are our intent statements for each subject area:

English statement of intent: To deliver a creative, exciting, innovative English curriculum which enables and empowers pupils’ reading comprehension, as well as written and oral communication.

Mathematics statement of intent: For every pupil to develop a sound understanding of Mathematics, equipping them with the skills of calculation, reasoning and problem solving that they need in life beyond school.

Art and DT Statement of Intent: Our aim is that Art and DT are delivered through a rich, imaginative and creative cross-curricular approach that inspires and builds confidence in children through theoretical, practical and problem solving skills.

Italian Statement of Intent: To develop pupils’ interest and acquisition of Italian across the school, preparing children for future opportunities in using this language.

Humanities Statement of Intent: To develop pupils’ experiences and understanding of Geography and History, inspiring and igniting their curiosity about the immediate and wider world and embedding global learning.

PE Statement of Intent: To develop pupils’ experiences and enable them to achieve personal successes, the appropriate skills and confidence to partake in all sports and promote an active lifestyle.

PSHE Statement of Intent: To develop pupils’ understanding of PSHE and provide them with a foundation of life skills across all contexts (home/school/community) and time spans (primary/secondary/later life). Pupils learn skills and knowledge that will enable them to grow into responsible global citizens.

Religious Education Statement of Intent: To develop pupils’ knowledge of the world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. Children are encourage to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.

Science Statement of Intent: To develop pupils’ scientific knowledge and understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science, for now and the future. EYFS statement of intent: Working in partnership with parents to encourage independent, happy learners who thrive in school and reach their full potential.

Computing statement of intent: To develop pupils’ experience and understanding of Computing, preparing them for a safe, effective and positive use of technology for daily needs.

Music statement of intent: To awaken and deepen children’s understanding, and sensitivity to music by providing them with practical opportunities, both individually and in groups, that will cultivate a deep enjoyment for different genres of music.