Curriculum Statement

Here, at Roxwell C of E Primary School we aim to respect, understand and welcome everyone regardless of their culture and faith; as a church school our Christian ethos and values underpin all we do.

Our Curriculum Plan takes its fundamental objectives and aims from the National Curriculum 2014 document and also provides planned opportunities that make up the wider curriculum, resulting in a vibrant and highly enriched curriculum.  Our Christian Values and British Values also support the development of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of school life.

We believe that the School Curriculum should be broad and balanced, offering children the opportunity to achieve success across all areas and via an ethos of care, love and support to become well rounded, empathetic young people with a thirst for learning and respect for all around them.
Learning is engaging and in a meaningful context for the pupils within our classes. Where commonality exists between subjects and aspects, learning is linked and lessons taught using a cross-curricular approach. Where this is not achievable, subjects are taught discretely. The rehearsal and application of basic skills learned in the core curriculum is a driver. When appropriate, we will teach some of the foundation subjects in blocks to ensure a depth of learning and mastery as well as the coverage of objectives within all of the subject areas. 

We believe passionately in giving the children ownership of their learning. We support our children in becoming ‘aspirational’ – aiming high – in order to make the most of their learning opportunities. Teaching and Learning is matched to pupils preferred learning styles and is differentiated to match ability.
The English Programme of Study is used to complement the teaching of other subjects but its fundamental aim is to raise pupil attainment in spoken language, Reading, Writing, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. Phonics is taught through ‘Letters and Sounds’ and then applied to support early reading and writing skills.

Mathematics is taught as a stand-alone subject. In addition, teachers plan opportunities to use a range of strategies to develop pupil’s understanding of the subject through other subject areas.
Christian Values and British Values are taught across the curriculum and embedded in P.S.H.E and R.E (which is delivered through the Essex Agreed Syllabus 2015), whole school assemblies and times of Collective Worship.  For more information on the New National Curriculum click here.

Roxwell C of E Primary School believes in an active partnership between school, pupil and home. We view parents as integral to the educational success of their children.  As such, we aim to foster strong links with all adults involved in our children’s care.  We provide regular opportunities for parents and carers to come into the school environment and celebrate their children’s learning. These opportunities include celebrations and learning workshops. 
We aim to:

  • Inspire children to develop a love of learning 
  • Embed skills to prepare children for further learning and productive adulthood.
  • Take learning beyond the classroom.
  • Develop children to become reflective learners who have a sense of responsibility for their own learning and development.
  • Build confidence and motivation within our children.
  • Grow children who understand the importance of perseverance, resilience and tolerance.
  • Enable children to use their acquired skills and knowledge to observe, question and think.
  • Learn to value others, their views, cultures and beliefs.

Values taught at Roxwell C of E Primary School

British ValueAssociated Christian Values
Individual LibertyRespect and Reverence
Rule of LawWisdom
Mutual RespectGenerosity
Tolerance of other Faiths and BeliefsHumility

The Christian values will be taught alongside British Values explicitly throughout the year and applied across the curriculum, where appropriate.  We will share our value of the week both in the newsletter and the website.  That way, you are aware of our focus and can celebrate it at home too.  We value your support and would love you to capture a moment demonstrating the value of the week at home, e.g. a photo of them being creative or a note describing when they have said, “thank you” and bring it into school to share.

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