The curriculum at St Alban & St Stephen Catholic Primary School reflects the purposeful journey for the whole child, equipping our pupils with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in all aspects of life, both inside and outside the classroom. Our curriculum takes our children on a journey which provides opportunities for them to develop skills and knowledge – both academic and personal – which will ensure that success is achievable for all, regardless of circumstance.
At the heart of our curriculum is our vision and ethos of ‘Learning and growing with God by our side’. Our core values of faith, friendship, determination, respect and unity, permeate through and are integral to the delivery of curriculum. We want all of our children at St Alban & St Stephen to leave with a range of experiences, the self-belief to excel and a deepened and instilled understanding of God’s message of love, respect and unity with nature and humankind.
Our aim is to provide exciting, relevant and inspiring learning activities that are underpinned by rigorous teaching of the knowledge, skills and understanding for each year group. Our curriculum is carefully planned and sequenced so that the children’s learning builds and progresses during their time with us from Nursery to Year 6. Learning is brought to life and the curriculum enriched through engaging first-hand experiences, both on and off-site. We have carefully tailored the curriculum to make the most of our location, St Albans – our wonderful city, that is steeped in culture and history, and its close proximity to London. Many elements of local history and geography are incorporated and links are made with local businesses and charities; the children also study famous residents and leaders from St Albans. Our curriculum also reflects the diversity of our local community by exposing children to an inclusive range of books, artists and topics.
Key themes of sustainabiity and respect for God’s creation, promoting equality and courageous advocacy run throughout our curriculum areas, enabling our children to develop not just their academic, social and cultural capital, but also to become knowledgeable and passionate about current affairs and global issues. Our curriculum will promote and foster confidence, independence, co-operation and self-esteem throughout the time the children are at St Alban & St Stephen Catholic Primary School & Nursery, preparing them for life in 21st Century Britain.
We value the development of the whole child. Our children are not just learners – they are explorers, investigators, enthusiasts, performers, decision makers, contributors, creators, role models, members of society, and ultimately the future of our community and the world beyond.
Year Group Curriculum Overviews