This section of the website is focused on providing an overview of the Collierley Primary School Curriculum. We have given (and continue to give) a great deal of thought to the provision at our school with regular reviews to ensure we are meeting our intent statement as well as the needs of the children.
After a second prolonged absence from school in January and February due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we adopted a curriculum to support our children back into school. This new recovery curriculum is developed based on whole school exploration of the perceived barriers to a successful transition for when children return to school. Half way through our second recovery curriculum, we asked for parent feedback on the return to school on 8th March. We had 56 responses, over 96% of whom were very satisfied with their children’s return to school.
There is a high focus on activity as the children return to school and we were interested to find out what they were keen to talk about at home. This chart shows how popular our active learning is:
There has bee a focus on wellbeing and ensuring the children had support during this very difficult time for them:
We also received some very positive comments:
The school are doing a excellent job during this Pandemic!
The school have been understanding when my child has been late or has an issue with being back at school. couldn’t ask for anything more from the school been very accommodating to everything.
The intent, implementation and impact of the recovery curriculum can be read here:
It can be seen within this document that the whole school, from Early Years to Year 6, are using the same class text to support English lessons and to redevelop relationships and community across the school. It also gives the opportunity for whole family conversations about the book and their learning. The book is:
Our maths lessons are as active as possible and continue to use the White Rose Maths curriculum to give predictability to the children.
PSHE focuses on rebuilding relationships initially and understanding the worries and anxieties our children may have had and may continue to have, providing the vocabulary, understanding and strategies to deal with them. the medium term plan is here:
In addition to the curriculum being followed in lessons, the school counsellor is available for drop in sessions should our children need to speak of any concerns or worries they may have.
Our intent statement is as follows:
To develop well-rounded individuals, prepared for the future with the knowledge, skills and understanding attained through a knowledge and skills based, supportive curriculum focussing on the emotional, mental and cultural well-being of all.
The National Curriculum is key to providing the core knowledge for all our pupils to become educated citizens. It creates an appreciation of human creativity and achievement which inspires our pupils to learn and accomplish success. In order to do this, the intent of our curriculum at Collierley Primary is to ensure all children make progress from their individual starting points; to ensure all children develop a love of learning and to ensure our community grows with us. In addition, we want our children to develop the relevant skills and knowledge, which they can transfer across different subjects within the curriculum. Our children come to school with different life experiences, which impacts on their vocabulary, reasoning and understanding throughout all Key Stages. A wide and appropriate vocabulary leads to success and at Collierley the intent is to put vocabulary at the heart of the knowledge we teach across all subjects and Key Stages. We intend to provide a wealth of experiences to improve learning outside the classroom and to create links between learning and fun for our children, such as theatre experiences, a book illustrator visit, sports competitions, outdoor learning celebrations, clubs and trips to enrich our curriculum. We want the learning gained from this enrichment to be invaluable as to how our children develop understanding about the world in which we live and how it can help learning inside the classroom become more tangible. We want to prepare all our children for the next stages in their educational careers as well as allow them to develop their aspirations for adult life.
For children in Years 1 to 6, please select the links below to find out about each curriculum subject.
- Design & Technology
- Physical Education (PE)
- Religious Education (RE)
- Art & Design
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
At Collierley Nursery and Primary School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report.