If you would like to find out more about our curriculum please make an appointment to see either Mrs Gillespie or Mrs Elwin.
The phonics scheme that we use throughout the school is sounds write.
Our current reading scheme is a colour book banded scheme in which children work through a colour banded book linked to their current reading ability. The scheme has both fiction and non-fiction books.
‘I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.’
Class Curriculum Outlines
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Curriculum Long Term Plan
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Teaching British Values
Promoting British Values
The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. At St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
Democracy is well established within the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our Pupil Council and Pupil questionnaires. Our school behaviour policy and the use of Golden Time involves rewards for the pupils who display that they adhere to agreed rules and standards of behaviour.
The Rule of Law:
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safety, through of provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around our RE syllabus that impact on our core values such as ‘Respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. Posters around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE.
E-Safety information - Help your child to stay safe online
Share the 'BE Smart' rules and websites below with your children to ensure they can surf the internet safely and confidently.
Follow the rules below to stay safe and Be "SMART" when using the internet
- NEVER give out personal information.
- Tell anyone if anything makes you feel uncomfortable.
- NEVER agree to meet anyone.
- NEVER send a picture to anyone.
- If someone sends anything mean or upsetting tell an adult immediately.
- Check before you download anything.
- Best friends NEVER ask for passwords. (keep them private)
- Share the internet with your parents and carers you can have great fun TOGETHER.
We always aim to have theme weeks at our school. During December 2018 we had an 'Arts Week' in school. Please check out our powerpoint below to see exactly what we did in our different year groups.