At Abingdon Primary School, we recognise our school context and have designed our curriculum with the intent that pupils build the secure foundations required to become successful and aspirational adults who seek opportunities, take responsibilities as moral citizens and gain life experiences that extend their horizons. We want children to leave school as ‘well rounded’ individuals.
The school values ‘Respect, Resilience, Responsibility’ are interwoven within our curriculum intent and design.
Our curriculum enables us to build strong relationships, celebrate diversity, encourage respect and build a sense of community.
The breadth of our curriculum is designed with three goals in mind:
To give pupils rich and appropriate experiences to develop into confident and responsible citizens;
To provide a rich ‘cultural capital’ to provide them with the skills and knowledge to prepare them for life within and beyond Stockport;
To provide a coherent, structured and progressive curriculum that leads to sustained mastery for all and a greater depth of understanding for those who are capable.
We work on a 2 year cycle. In 2023-24 we are on cycle A
We aim to provide a coherent, structured, academic curriculum, which is knowledge rich and skills driven, that will lead to sustained mastery for all with unlimited aspiration. Our curriculum design is based on research evidence pertinent to our school context and takes account of the latest thinking. We offer an exciting curriculum which has meaning to our pupils and context.
Our curriculum sets out:
- A clear curriculum map of the breadth of topics to be covered for each year group. This ensures each teacher has clarity about what to cover. As well as providing the key knowledge within the subjects, it also develops pupils’ cultural capital.
- The key concepts that will be taught through each subject area. These are the key skills that are developed within subjects, which are then revisited within the teaching of a range of topics and a range of contexts. This enables children to make links within learning.
- Progression within the skills