St. Edmund’s Catholic Primary School

Curriculum Intent Statement

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is developed through topics and the driver subjects of History, Geography and the Arts.  The children are taught in mixed-aged classes therefore we have organised our curriculum into two cycles, A and B.  By completing the cycles,  the children will develop the knowledge and skills required for their year group.  The National Curriculum forms the foundation of our curriculum through the progression documents, the below skills further develop the curriculum addressing the needs of our children by providing a school curriculum.  The curriculum will be constantly reviewed to ensure it addresses the ever-changing world and the skills required to succeed within it.

Throughout our curriculum, the children are given the opportunity to develop their ‘capital culture’ through educational visits, projects with professionals and topics with a specific outcome.  This forms an important role in the widening of children’s experiences and their understanding that with hard work and determination they can achieve their dreams.

Our curriculum is for our children, for today’s world.

The Learning Skills

We endeavour to provide the children from St. Edmund’s with a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the gospel values, develops good PSHE and teaches the following skills. 

Basic Skills

To articulate clearly, changing and adapting language according to the audience.

To read and write fluently with comprehension and purpose.

To understand the four number operations and use appropriately when applying to problem solving situations.

To develop effective technological skills and use appropriately.

Creative Learning Skills

To ask questions which extend thinking.

To seek out challenges and show flexibility.

To connect ideas and experiences in inventive ways.

To generate ideas and explore possibilities.

Active Learning Skills

To have the confidence to have ago/persevere.

To use and apply skills learnt to other situations.

To collaborate with others to work towards common goals.

To invite feedback and deal positively with praise, setbacks and criticism.

Subject Specific Skills

The above skills are generic to all our subjects.  We aspire to develop the following learning through our specific subject areas.

Discover – History

Explore issues/events or problems from different perspectives.

Consider the influence of circumstances, beliefs and feelings.

Support conclusions, using reasoned arguments and evidence.

Show empathy to others

Explore – Geography

Explore issues and carry out research.

Recognise pupils’ role as global citizens.

Recognise that pupils can impact their environment and community.

Create – The Arts

Generate ideas and explore possibilities.

Experiment with different alternatives.

Adapt ideas as circumstances change.

Organise time and resources.

Work towards a goal.



The progression documents provide a basis on which the school curriculum has been developed.  The skills develop as the children progress through the school and form a foundation for which to build the next steps of learning.

St. Edmund's Progress Documents

School Year Cycle
2020 - 2021 A
2021 - 2022 B
2022 - 2023 A
2023 - 2024 B


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