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Our Curriculum Intent

Our Curriculum Intent

At South Avenue Primary School, we have designed our curriculum with the intent that all children are provided with the opportunity to be the best they can be through becoming ambitious, encouraging and resilient young people who have a passion for learning and achieving.

Our curriculum is designed to: recognise children’s prior learning, provide meaningful real-life experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.

We believe that children must have the building blocks to become successful and independent adults in terms of being able to gain employment, live healthy lifestyles, be moral citizens and to take opportunities to extend their horizons. In recognition of the context of the start points of many of our children, we have a strong focus on the teaching and learning of Maths and English as a lack of skills in these areas can impact future career options.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual, and we celebrate and welcome differences within our diverse school community. We adapt our curriculum to ensure all children at South Avenue are provided with the opportunity to make progress. We intend to constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage learning. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.  It is our intention to be relentless in our drive for high expectations and quality outcomes across the curriculum; we instil pride, celebrate achievements and nurture aspirations.

We want our children to understand that support for themselves and for each other are the key to success; that we are a team and respectful of each other - whether that be within our school community or in a much wider context. Having a positive attitude is also very important to us and through teaching the children about resilience, academic success and embracing challenge we hope to promote excellent behaviours for learning. Our restorative culture ensures that all members of our school community take responsibility for their actions and understand that actions have consequences.

These themes are central to our vision:

We discover, we learn, we grow.