Curriculum Intent Statements and Drivers
Curriculum Intent Statement
At St Barnabas the curriculum we deliver has been designed to allow both our pupils and staff to be brave learners; to ask the questions that need to be asked, tackle issues that are important to the community and the world, learn from taking risks and to hold our heads high regardless of how hard something has been.
Units of work, especially ones in History, Science and Geography, are included to explore the legacy of events, discoveries and human events throughout history and today. All of us together will explore the impact of our and other’s actions, looking at how the world has changed for the better and worse and learning how we can leave a lasting positive impact on the world.
We want to learn universally, everyone is welcome here to discover, explore and share their journey with us. Adults and children at St Barnabas will adapt to make sure that everyone who comes through our doors is welcomed and can access all areas of the curriculum. Our lessons allow us time to notice and celebrate the diversity of our local and global communities.
In all areas of our learning and teaching we will strive for excellence, being the best we can possibly be, setting high expectations for ourselves and others so that we can always be proud of our efforts and be successful individuals.
All pupils will have the chance to explore the spirituality of God’s world and the wonders he has created. Through a diverse and inclusive curriculum we hope that all at St Barnabas will be tolerant, proud and excited to celebrate and learn about the wonderful mix of cultures and religions that we have in our school, community and globally.
Throughout all of this knowledge is at the heart of all we do. We want our pupils to learn and retain a wealth of knowledge that will enable them to understand the world around them, access further learning and build a future on a wide knowledge base that will open doors to asking pertinent questions and understanding the answers.
St Barnabas is a primary school where we hope all our staff and pupils will learn a great deal, experience a diverse range of events and most of all have fun through a youthful approach to lessons and life.
It is our intent that through the Christian ethos and values we hold dear, we will develop roots to grow and wings to fly in to the blue sky and beyond!
Subject Intent Statements
Each of the subjects we teach at St Barnabas has been designed with its own intent which is used to drive the subject forward and provide pupils with the opportunity to learn about each subject but in the context of our curriculum drivers. Each subject is broken down in to 6 Golden threads which are used to inform the implementation of the curriculum.
Below are the intent documents for each of the subjects we teach: