Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Intent Statement

Our curriculum, at Roskear, is designed to provide pupils with a sense of place and purpose in the world they live in now and for the future. We have developed a fully comprehensive, spiral curriculum  that meets the requirements of the  National Curriculum, providing pupils with the requisite skills and knowledge to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education.Our  curriculum  is grounded in the strongest available evidence about how pupils learn and retain knowledge in the long term – focusing in particular on research from cognitive science

The content and challenge of our topics inspire children to nurture a passion for learning and prepare them for life as a global citizen in a fast-changing and interdependent world. It provides opportunities to explore complex and controversial global issues they may encounter through the media and their own experiences. The curriculum enables pupils to develop their skills as agents of change and see how they can work together to develop and create a more sustainable future.

Every child is recognised as a unique and special individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community and ensure that every child is provided with a rich curriculum that everyone can fully access and purposefully engage in. Through our curriculum, we promote ‘Modern British Values’ and teach that diversity and differences are to be valued and celebrated.

The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that learning should be both challenging and engaging. This is achieved through the use of enhancements such as; visits, workshops, visitors and residential stays, as well as a variety of stimulating after school provisions.  

Through our curriculum, we develop children’s vocabulary to ensure they leave with not only a rich and varied vocabulary, but also the ability to communicate verbally to a high standard and interpret and understand the written word. Cross-curricular links are made within subjects ad high quality texts related to the topic are used when teaching reading. Children are provided with opportunities to respond to and share their learning through purposeful activities that deepen understanding.  Pupils leave school being able to communicate effectively in writing, thus preparing children for secondary education.

We use ‘Learning Powers’ to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success. Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum as we celebrate local traditions, learning new skills to enable the children to take an active role in events throughout the year.

Children leave the school with a sense of belonging to not only to their immediate community but also a world of rich and diverse cultures, values and beliefs, where they have the confidence and skills to make responsible and informed decisions, be self-evaluative and an active citizen positively contributing to the workforce.