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St Margaret's C of E Primary School

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Curriculum Statement


Curriculum Statement

In this school every child matters. The curriculum will be the means of providing all with good opportunities for enjoyment and achievement. It will foster economic well being, improve learners’ health, keep them safe; and help them make a positive contribution to the school and the community. It will prepare them for a productive life in today’s Britain. The curriculum will enable all learners to enjoy their education and will ensure that wherever possible learning is fun.




  1. To provide all pupils with equal access to a rich, broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum matched well to their ages, abilities, interests, aptitudes and special needs.

  2. To increase pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding as they grow and develop and strengthen their connections with the world around them.

  3. We will teach British Values so that the children become well rounded productive citizens.

  4. The curriculum will be carefully planned, sequenced and structured to ensure that learning is continuous and that pupils make good progress in the development of their learning.

  5. To engage the children’s interest by offering excellent opportunities to extend creative learning, challenge their imagination, value originality, promote resilience and to encourage and motivate them to want to learn.

  6. To be exciting and to offer pupils lots of first-hand experience to reinforce their learning and to underpin their growing knowledge, skills and understanding of the world.

  7. To open their eyes to awe and wonder and cause them to marvel at the incredible and fantastic world in which they live




  1. The National Curriculum will be taught to all pupils. Programmes of Study for the subjects of the National Curriculum will be used selectively as the basis for long-term and medium-term planning. In this school, we have developed a bespoke curriculum that reflects the needs of our children and have clear learning objectives that relate to the National Curriculum for each subject.

  2. To implement the ICT curriculum school use Purple Mash scheme, in PSHE the Jigsaw programme and in Music we use Charanga. These all cover the National Curriculum expectations and link in to cross-curricular themes in each year group where possible.

  3. Our MFL curriculum (Spanish) is implemented by Planet Network and PE is implemented by Edstart who support our staff weekly with professional development.

  4. Short-term planning sets out clear learning objectives and a strategy for differentiating the work and will show how resources are to be deployed efficiently and effectively to personalise learning for each pupil.

  5. Subject Leaders are given responsibility for leading, managing, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the impact of the curriculum. Teachers will be given professional development opportunities to develop their subject knowledge and opportunities to use their subject expertise to enhance the curriculum.

  6. The Bury Syllabus will be used as the basis for the planning and teaching of RE.

  7. Cross-curricular links will be made between subjects where appropriate and the cross curricular themes will be planned for within the curriculum.

  8. Opportunities will be taken to enliven the curriculum through: educational visits out of school; involvement of parents, visitors, artists, crafts people, actors, and musicians; the use of the school grounds, the locality and the wider environment.

  9. Opportunities will be sought within the curriculum to encourage community cohesion.

  10. An extensive range of high quality resources including computing will be used to underpin the curriculum.

  11. Homework will be set where appropriate to link the curriculum with learning at home.



Children's work and achievement within the curriculum is celebrated; we respect the differences in the ability of our children and value that they are all special and unique. The curriculum we provide is sequential and logical. It aims to provide children with knowledge and an understanding of the world locally, nationally and worldwide deepening their cultural awareness. It builds upon their prior learning and helps them to recognise the purpose in what they know; how it contributes to what they are learning and how it impacts them as learners and members of society in the future.





If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach please contact the school directly