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All Saints CE Primary School

All Saints CE Primary School

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Curriculum Statement 

The curriculum is all the planned activities organised in school which promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the key skills and experiences that the school believes are at the heart of a good education for primary age children.

We have developed a rich and vibrant creative curriculum that is…

  •  Motivating and inspiring - Stunning starts, fabulous finishes, the outdoors, rich and varied resources, trips and visitors are all used to bring the curriculum to life
  • Exciting, active and enjoyable - Children learn best when they are actively engaged in their learning, have fun, and are part of a collaborative learning community
  • Inter-linked - Subjects are linked within learning journey themes, providing a sense of purpose, so that children learn how subjects combine in the real world
  • Diverse - We are all individual; we all learn in different ways and when learning is tailored to our individual strengths and needs
  • Deep - A broad range of activities immerse children in areas of learning, and memorable experiences ensure that children embed knowledge and skills
  • Underpinned by progressive learning skills - Independence, effective communication and collaboration are actively promoted and guide learners to think globally and develop skills for life
  • Outstanding at celebrating success and achievement - Children are encouraged to share what they have learned in a purposeful way with a range of audiences through use of technology and other media


The teaching of literacy permeates all areas of the curriculum. High quality texts are used to enhance and lead cross-curricular learning.

We provide a variety of experiences which meet the needs of the objectives of the National Curriculum for English and develop the children’s confidence and skills in:

  •  speaking and listening
  • writing for a purpose in a range of styles and to a variety of audiences
  • reading, for both understanding and enjoyment
  • spelling, grammar and punctuation to produce clear, well-structured pieces of writing
  • producing fluent, joined, legible handwriting

English Reading

Reading Discovery workshops are a regular feature in each classroom, promoting quality ‘book talk’ and providing children with the opportunity to respond to their reading. The structured reading programme centres around the Collins Big Cat scheme which supports readers from phonics to fluency. Pupils also access a range of books within a very well stocked library. Children are encouraged to read at home and will have either a guided reading book and/or a school library book to take home to support this aim.

English Phonics

Structured phonics is taught from Reception using a Song of Sounds approach. Pupils use their phonic knowledge to learn to read and write, and they experience a progressive spelling programme as they move through the school. Practical activities embed grammatical understanding and spelling skills in a fun and engaging environment.


Throughout the school we aim to equip the children with mathematical skills which will be of use to them in everyday life.

Through guidance from the new primary maths curriculum we aim that all children will:

  • develop mental and oral skills in numeracy, through daily practice in a structured maths lesson
  • be able to select the appropriate materials and mathematical processes for a task
  • develop the ability to estimate, whether in measurement or calculations
  • develop their own approaches to calculating and recording, be able to interpret their work and communicate their reasoning to others in a variety of ways
  • develop a positive attitude towards mathematics through practical activity, explanation and discussion
  • develop the ability to think clearly and reason logically, with confidence and independence of thought
  • develop an awareness of maths in the world beyond the classroom
  • understand and appreciate the relevance of mathematics across all areas of the curriculum.
  • Solve a variety of real life and open ended problems


 Religious Education & Collective Worship

The staff of All Saints School supports Chichester Diocese in sharing good practice with other schools with regard to the teaching of RE and the effective delivery of collective worship.

We teach RE in an enjoyable and meaningful way, and children are encouraged to respond in a variety of creative ways.

 Our strengths in this are reflected in:

  • the Christian ethos and attitudes encouraged by the school which are guided by core Christian values
  • our daily acts of collective worship
  • the teaching of RE in lessons and the creative responses to learning
  • the celebration of the main Christian festivals
  • visits made by local clergy
  • visits to and links with the local churches and community All Saints CE (Aided) Primary School lays the foundations of religious understanding.

In line with the Diocesan guidelines, the school educates pupils in Christianity, promotes tolerance and fosters positive attitudes towards the religious beliefs and practices of others. Judaism is introduced as the second religion of the curriculum at Key Stage 1, while at Key Stage 2 the children explore Judaism and Islam. We seek to guide pupils to understand what lies at the heart of belief, what is common to believers and what is distinctive.


Curriculum Cycles 

Reception   - Reception Captivating Curriculum 

Year 1 & 2  - Year 1/2 Captivating Curriculum Cycle A; Captivating Curriculum Cycle B 

Year 3 & 4  - Year 3/4 Captivating Curriculum Cycle ACaptivating Curriculum Cycle B

Year 5 & 6  - Year 5/6 Captivating Curriculum Cycle A; Captivating Curriculum Cycle B