Curriculum Aims

Here at St Nicholas Primary School we believe that our children deserve a broad and balanced curriculum that inspires and challenges them, thereby promoting a life-long love of learning. We place a huge importance on the basics of reading, writing, spelling and maths which are taught daily however we equally value the other subjects that children love as well.

Being a church school, RE is an important part of our curriculum and is taught weekly following the Understanding Christianity scheme. We want to foster a love of learning through thoughtful, well-planned and exciting lessons which aim to stimulate the children’s imagination. Through carefully planned lessons, which are designed to meet the learning styles and needs of all the children, teachers aim to promote independence and develop resilience ensuring that progress is made by all. Visits, trips and themed days and weeks further motivate and enhance the learning experienced by children.

Homework is set termly and includes a range of activities designed to consolidate the learning in the classroom. In addition to these tasks, children are expected to read daily with the older children completing some of their reading on ‘Reading Plus.’ Times Table Rock Stars can also be completed at home.

We like to work in partnership with our parents and offer regular workshops designed to help you support your child’s learning at home so keep an eye out in newsletters and the class dojo. At the end of each term, the children and teachers love to share with you what they have been learning so you may be invited into class at the end of the day to see their fabulous work or some classes may even put on a special assembly for you. Please do try and come along as the partnership between parents and school is vital to the success of your child’s education so if you have questions about how you can support their learning in school, please do not hesitate to contact their teacher.

Class teachers will publish detailed termly overviews and homework grids on the class pages in the first week of every term.