Curriculum Intent Statement
At St Sebastian’s RC Primary School, we follow the National Curriculum from Years 1 to 6. We have a clearly defined approach to learning for all subjects. Our lessons have been carefully sequenced to build on knowledge and skills that allow the children to study aspects of the curriculum in-depth. Our curriculum is enhanced by trips and visitors, giving children the opportunity to experience learning in action. We use our local area as much as possible to facilitate knowledge and learning. All pupils at our school are encouraged to become highly articulate and to foster a love of reading.
R.E. permeates the whole curriculum and life of the school. We follow the 'Come and See' programme of study ensuring all directed objectives in the Religious Education Curriculum Directory are taught across the school. We use additional resources such as Caritas in Action.
Specialist musicians from MAPAS teach Ukulele in Y5. We have an active choir and take part in a number of music events throughout the year e.g. singing at the Hidden Gem, Singalong and we have links with the BBC Philharmonic to deliver workshops and see performances.
PE coaches visit school to teach games and gymnastics across KS1 and KS2. We are committed to giving our children as many sporting opportunities as possible, including the Brownlee Foundation Triathlon, Salford partnership schools sports competitions, sporting visitors and events with other local schools.
We provide many opportunities for pupils to develop leadership skills though our GIFT chaplaincy team, mini-vinnie’s, e-Cadets, school council, prefects, sports leaders and we have a democratically elected Head Boy and Head Girl.
Our Early Years curriculum is carefully sequenced in each area of learning, giving specific focus to development of vocabulary and characteristics of learning to ensure our children have the skills they need for KS1.
Throughout St Sebastian’s the curriculum offer is ambitious for all pupils and adapted to meet the needs of pupils with SEND.
We want our school’s core Gospel values of love, respect, kindness, truth, peace and joy to be lived in the children’s experience of the curriculum.
We have the highest expectations of all pupils so that they become confident, aspirational, articulate learners who are ready for the next stage of education.
You can find out more about the curriculum we follow by clicking on the link.
If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.