The curriculum at St Silas CE Primary School is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all pupils and gives them skills, knowledge and understanding. Our offer is underpinned by our vision and ethos of, ‘Be the best that you can be.’
Our curriculum offer provides opportunities for academic success, creativity and problem solving, responsibility and resilience, as well as physical development, well-being and mental health. These key elements support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning. Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum but personalised to our context.
Our curriculum is language rich. We are specialists in working with children and families, to whom English is an additional language. The development of language is key to pupils' success and through Voice 21 our teachers provide a high quality oracy education so that all young people can find their voice for success in school and life.
We celebrate the diversity of our surrounding area and utilise the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community while supporting the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Experiences are key to our curriculum offer, both on and off site.
In order to develop subject specific knowledge and skills we teach in discrete subjects, whilst encouraging the children to make connections across the subjects to promote deeper understanding and learning. Each individual curriculum subject has its own rationale and delivery programme. These can be seen on the subject curriculum pages.
If you would like further information on our curriculum please contact the school office on 01254 698447 and ask to speak to the headteacher who will arrange for you to meet with the most appropriate member of staff.