The pupils at Trinity Church of England Primary School enjoy a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which promotes their spiritual moral, cultural, mental and physical development as well as preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
The curriculum comprises all planned learning and experiences. The national curriculum forms one part of the school curriculum. We undertake a daily act of collective worship and teach religious education to pupils at every key stage.
Reading is taught through the Sounds-Write phonics scheme and the Power of Reading. The importance of books and literature are at the heart of every lesson, enabling children to become confident and enthused lifelong readers. For the teaching of mathematics, we use the White Rose Maths scheme which emphasises the maths for mastery approach and develops a long-term and adaptable understanding. Problem solving is at the root of each lesson and the children develop their mathematical fluency through an inclusive approach where every child achieves.
At Trinity we follow the National Curriculum throughout the school in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Developing children’s English, maths and scientific skills is central to our planning and teaching. We then apply these skills across all the other subjects in the curriculum (foundation subjects) such as history, geography, art, etc. We like to find cross- curricular links, where possible, to enable children to make connections in their learning and develop transferable knowledge. This then assists children to solve problems, develop reasoned argument and build a strong base of skills and a greater depth of understanding.
We aim for children to learn in meaningful contexts, independently and collaboratively. We encourage creativity and support the children in expressing themselves, in all areas of the curriculum, in order to develop their confidence and foster cooperation. Our curriculum is designed in terms of experiences and activities that will promote the continued growth of each child through the acquisition of knowledge, concepts and key skills.
Each class studies different foundation subject topics each half term, but these may also be linked to a text they are studying in English or to each other. These themes can be found on our Long Term Plans. All our curriculum content is carefully considered and precisely sequenced for progression in each subject area, providing secure, systematic and cumulative knowledge acquisition.
We aim to offer a rich and diverse curriculum that will enable our children to embrace racial and ethnic differences, preparing them to flourish in a diverse, multi-cultural society.