Our Curriculum Content
This section of the website is focused on providing an overview of the St Michael’s School Curriculum.
Please select the links below to find out about the intent and implementation for each curriculum subject.
- Religious Education
- Design Technology
- Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
- Physical Education
- PSHE & RSE
We have based our curriculum on the National Curriculum. If you would like to look at the primary national curriculum for additional information please click on this link The National Curriculum in England
St Michael’s ensures that all learners are given the cultural capital they need to succeed in life beyond St Michael’s School.
Our school defines cultural capital as the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours and skills that they can draw upon to be successful in society and the world of work.
To do this, we will:
• Work hard so that the majority of children leave school with a standard/secure level in Reading, Writing & Maths, which will support them with their future studies.
• Ensure that the Computing Curriculum offers them the appropriate content to prepare the children for the modern world of technology that we live in today.
• Offer regular opportunities for children to engage with real-life problem-solving work in subjects such as Maths & DT.
• Provide opportunities during lessons for the children to work both individually and collaboratively so that they develop teamwork and leadership skills, which will serve them well in the modern world.
• Ensure that the subjects PSHE, PE, RSE and Science teaches the children about their body and changes that occur to their body as they grow, how to be healthy and how to manage their emotions etc.
• Guarantee that the child protection programme (taught through PSHE, RSE and themed days and weeks) ensures that the children are aware of how to stay safe in different situations i.e. personal space, peer pressure, anti-bullying etc.
• Offer additional intervention to pupils requiring emotional support such as anger management, building self-esteem so that they have the
individual skills to manage this independently when not in school.
• Ensure that the school’s behaviour policy teaches the children about boundaries and making the right choices. Also, consequences for wrong choices.
• Promote good punctuality & attendance so that the importance of time keeping and reliability is instilled within them.
• Ensure that the Fundamental British Values and the RE curriculum teaches children about the importance of respecting other faiths and cultures within modern society.
• Provide the children with guidance via the school’s uniform policy about appropriate dress in different situations.
• Teach the children about being a good role model and allow them to experience being in a position of responsibility by offering leadership roles such as being a member of the buddy scheme, a member of school council; mini vinnies; sports leader or a family group leader etc
Raise aspirations by celebrating success, introducing the children to positive role models and people in society and educating them on different job roles in society and qualifications/skills required for these roles.
• Provide the children with effective transition programmes for Reception and Year 6 and transition each year to their new year group so that they learn the necessary skills to adapt to change and movement within their life journey.
• Allow children to become more independent and gain experience of living away from home by offering some residential trips during their time at school.
• Providing opportunities for children to experience different cultures through Curriculum enrichment opportunities through themed days and lesson as well as visit and visitors
In March 2020 schools closed to the majority of pupils due to a full Lockdown in response to the COVID 19 Pandemic.
School opened to all pupils in September 2020 but sadly once again schools closed to most pupils in January 2021 due to a further Lockdown.
Our children once again returned to school in March 2021 and the staff of St Michael’s responded to this by adapting our curriculum to enable us to address gaps in knowledge and to support the pupils wellbeing as a priority.
All schools received funding to help narrow the gap from the time away from school. Our Catch Up Premium Statement explains what we have done in our school with the funding.
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