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Curriculum

At St. Cuthbert’s Primary School we are fully committed to providing a relevant, broad and balanced curriculum to all children. Through our curriculum we aim to encourage and develop inquisitive thinkers and learners who are engaged in the curriculum via exciting and stimulating opportunities.

Here at St. Cuthbert's, we follow a two-year rolling cycle for our curriculum. We are currently following Route A which can be seen below. 

The intent of our curriculum is to promote learning that serves our pupils beyond the primary school years. We aim to inspire them to want to learn more and to equip them, not just with knowledge, but also the skills to be able to research, store and present learning for themselves. Relationships between pupil and teacher are a core part of successful learning at St. Cutbert’s and whilst this is recognised as a strength, we aim to inspire children to fall in love with the learning journey and ensure that once they move on to secondary school, working with different teachers, they have the skills to think creatively, seek and store knowledge and be able to share this with others.

As you will see from exploring our website - the school has mixed age classes. When potential parents visit the school they often ask how we cater for all ages within each mixed age class. The answer to this is simple - through skills. With any curriculum subject, the skills progress from our youngest in year 1 up to the oldest in Year 6. It does not matter what the content, whether you are studying Vikings with years 3 and 4 or mini-beasts in years 1 and 2. The subject matter will be similar across the class but the skill introduced and applied will vary depending on the age and ability of each individual. Through the skills based approach we are able to use a rolling program of topics in each class to avoid repetition, but ensure every child has the opportunity to progress across the curriculum.

 

SEE INDIVIDUAL SUBECTS TO SEE HOW WE PLAN FOR PROGRESSION OF SKILLS

 

We also offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities including cooking, football, tennis, gardening, craft, gymnastics, tennis and rugby.

Our curriculum is enhanced through educational outings and residential trips.  Recently Year Five and Six have visited London, Lancaster Cathedral and Fellside Outdoor Residential Centre, which the children thoroughly enjoyed.  The younger children have enjoyed trips to Maryport Aquarium, Mirehouse and gardens, Tullie House, Whinlatter Forest, local farm parks and the seaside.

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