Statement of Curriculum Intent
Preparing pupils for their futures through real life experiences.
At Datchet St Mary’s Primary School our curriculum is mapped to include coverage of the National Curriculum that reflects the voice and the interest of our pupils, it is designed to challenge engage and motivate.
It provides opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident and successful learners, with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. The curriculum ensures that academic success, creativity and problem solving, reliability, responsibility and resilience, as well as physical development, well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning.
The curriculum utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community while supporting the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, ensuring that children are well prepared for life in modern Britain.
Through our Christian values, we foster an environment where the emotional, physical, academic, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of each child is nurtured.
Preparing pupils for their future through real life experiences. This includes outdoor learning, a range of professional expert visitors and educational enrichment trips.
For our core subjects, we use a variety of planning resources as we believe that following one programme does not provide the teaching and learning experience that we want for our pupils. Using prior knowledge as a starting point for all future planning and teaching, we plan lessons which are required for all pupils to make progress.
Pupils leave Datchet St Mary’s Primary School with a secure understanding of the academic content; with the understanding of how to be socially, morally, spiritually and culturally responsible and aware; how to make positive contributions to the local area and how to endeavour to be the best that they can be. We aim for all of our children to leave Datchet St Mary’s respectful, skilful, ambitious and with a thirst for life and all it has to offer.