At St Augustine's, we are passionate about children's learning. Cognitive Load Theory research highlights that children learn through remembering and recalling and this theory is embedded this within our curriculum.
Learning is Remembering and Recalling...
Our curriculum will be planned and sequenced around the specific vision of the National Curriculum, our Curriculum Drivers, the Laudato Si and the Gospel Values. This is based on the Catholic model that our schools have a moral purpose to help everyone and be a force for good in the world. We believe that this core belief underpins everything we do here at St Augustine's.
The curriculum will provide inspiring and relevant learning opportunities for our children to develop the knowledge and skills that can be fluently applied across all subject areas. It will ensure that all children's individual needs and experiences are developed through local, national and global contexts.
In order for children to relate to their learning, topic areas will be carefully planned for and supported through external visitors talking about their experiences, or a class trip to supplement the children's learning.
The Curriculum Design
Our Curriculum design is based on the National Curriculum . This outlines the progression of skills that should be taught and to determine when they should be taught across the primary phase.
Being a Catholic school, our curriculum is planned and sequenced around the specific vision of the Laudato Si and the Gospel Values. This is based on the Catholic model that our schools have a moral purpose to help everyone and be a force for good in the world. An example of this is where some children's learning will be based around raising funds for a charity or raising awareness of an issue or cause. We believe that this core belief underpins everything we do here at St Augustine's.
The National Curriculum Programme of Studies, Ladauto Si, Gospels Values and the skills progression documents, together, will then be explored and will conclude with the creation of our whole-school curriculum overview ready for September 2020.
See the Curriculum Development Plan below...