St James’ curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of the children at school and the community in which they live. We have developed a set of curriculum drivers that we believe need to underpin what (and how) we teach so that the children at St James have the best possible start in life.
Here are the St James Curriculum Drivers:
Brave – Children are brave enough to talk about the things that matter. They take risks, and know mistakes are how we learn. They have the courage and resilience to keep going, even when things become overwhelming. They can resolve conflict peacefully.
Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you He will not fail you or forsake you Deuteronomy 31:6-7
Responsible – Be aware of your obligations to society, community, the world, and to one another. Understand how your actions affect others and the world around us. Understand the importance of our locality.
Even if I have truly erred, My error lodges with me. (Job 19:4)
Independence – Apply the skills and knowledge taught in a range of contexts. Form our own opinions after hearing a range of opinions/facts.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
Communicator – Effectively communicate with one another. Clearly articulate our reasoning and understanding with confidence. Justify our reasoning when debating issues.
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21
Knowledgeable – Become well-informed about a range of topics and feel intelligent as a result. Be proud to be clever and retain key facts and information. Know what happened in the past to create a better future.
A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power. Proverb 24:5
Self-motivated – Be inspired by what you see, hear, and do. Look to role-models to support you in believing in your own ability. Know how to achieve and further your life opportunities.
I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you. Job 42:1-2
Each planned unit of work is carefully considered so that knowledge and skills are built on year-on-year. The content is organised in such a way that children can make links with previous learning to help them further understand their current unit of work. Opportunities to retrieve knowledge and practise skills are provided throughout.
To view the curriculum overviews click here: Year Group Overview 2019