SET Felix Primary Curriculum
At SET Felix Primary, we offer a high quality, broad and exciting curriculum which is underpinned by being knowledge and vocabulary rich through a progression model. Our curriculum is structured by traditional subjects and sequenced appropriately to ensure systematic and thorough teaching inclusively for all. Rich cultural pursuits and a diverse enrichment programme are the other essential elements of the SET curriculum. The combination of core and foundation subjects, from Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to the end of Key Stage 2, are designed to challenge and enable each and every student to achieve:
- the broadest range of skills that will provide a foundation for the rest of their learning and working lives;
- A knowledge and vocabulary rich curriculum focused on moving learning from the working memory to the long term memory through planned curriculum links
- a high level of literacy and numeracy that will underpin the rest of their learning;
- a rounded education which will prepare them for life.
Our curriculum is linked to supporting the children through securing knowledge by moving the knowledge from the working memory to the long term memory. The high leverage teaching leads to an efficient and effective learning programme for the children, through lively, pacey and enjoyable lessons. These lead to the children expanding their vocabulary and being interested in connections, relationships and possibilities.
SET Felix Curriculum 2022-23
SET Felix, we follow a specialist teaching model for art, P.E, music and modern foreign languages. There are many benefits to this style of teaching which positively support the academic progress and attainment of the children in these year groups:
- Teachers being able to prepare and research in depth for one focus subject area
- Improved subject knowledge leading to high quality teaching which leads to effective assessment
- Learners are ready for the next stage of their education in Secondary school which uses this model
Reception to Year 6 have specialist teachers for music, art and P.E. Year 3 and 4 classes also have one french lesson a week.
Enrichment activities are part of our School week on a Tuesday afternoon, as we believe that enrichment can extend the range of educational experiences for our students, broadening horizons, helping them to discover hidden talents, by trying new things. This takes place for all students in KS1 and KS2 and is based on a 4 week cycle. We also have a full enrichment week at the end of Trinity term.
As part of the curriculum, classes will go on visits or have visitors to support their curriculum.
In Michaelmas term 2021, we joined the Scholars Programme through the Brilliant Club. This is an academic programme run by The Brilliant Club and is during school time.
What is The Scholars Programme?
• On the programme, students work with a university researcher to give them an experience of what it’s like to study at university. We call the researcher the students’ PhD Tutor.
• The PhD tutors share their subject knowledge and passion for learning with small groups of students. This will stretch and challenge students as they develop their academic skills.
• Students also learn about life as a university student at Launch and Graduation Events and can ask questions of current university students.
• At the end of the programme students complete a final assignment of between 1000 and 1500 words. This is marked using the university grading system and allows students to show the progress they’ve made on the programme.
World of Work
As a school we introduced the World of Work to our pupils in upper KS2 in July 2022. Giving children the chance to meet volunteers from the world of work helps them to see the meaning and relevance of the subjects they are studying at school. Embedding experiences of the real-world in learning and the school curriculum can lead to increased motivation resulting in increased educational attainment. This also plays a key role in providing children with role models and tackling stereotyping around gender and ethnicity and helping ensure that children at a young age don’t start ruling out options for themselves. Instead the aim is to show children the vast range of opportunities open to them.
- The Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs
To do this our children will develop;
- An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
- An understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
- An acceptance that people having different faiths and beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of discriminatory behaviour
- An understanding of the importance or identifying and combating discrimination
Our school’s aims and ethos clearly uphold these values.
Helping Your Child At Home
There are many ways in which you can support your child at home:
- Accelerated Reader
- Daily Reading
- Times Tables Rockstars
Questions and Queries
If any parents wish to see any further information regarding the full National Curriculum, please call in at the School and speak to your class teacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
Please see further information on separate links for the EYFS curriculum.