Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Intent Statement

At Roskear Primary and Nursery School, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum following the National Curriculum.

The curriculum is designed to:
  • Recognise children's prior learning and build their knowledge and skills towards the agreed end points;
  • Provide first-hand learning experiences;
  • Allow the children to develop interpersonal skills;
  • Develop the four 'Learning Powers' (resilience, resourcefulness, reciprocity and reflectiveness), in order for children to become creative, critical thinkers.

Every child is recognised as a unique and special individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community and ensure that every child is provided with a rich curriculum that everyone can fully access and purposefully engage in. Through our curriculum, we promote ‘Modern British Values’ and teach that diversity and differences are to be valued and celebrated.

The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that learning should be both challenging and engaging. This is achieved through the use of enhancements such as; visits, workshops, visitors and residential stays, as well as a variety of stimulating after school provisions.  

Through our curriculum, we develop children’s vocabulary to ensure they leave with not only a rich and varied vocabulary, but also the ability to communicate verbally to a high standard and interpret and understand the written word. Cross-curricular links are made within subjects ad high quality texts related to the topic are used when teaching reading. Children are provided with opportunities to respond to and share their learning through purposeful activities that deepen understanding.  Pupils leave school being able to communicate effectively in writing, thus preparing children for secondary education.

We use ‘Learning Powers’ to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success. Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum as we celebrate local traditions, learning new skills to enable the children to take an active role in events throughout the year.

Children leave the school with a sense of belonging to not only to their immediate community but also a world of rich and diverse cultures, values and beliefs, where they have the confidence and skills to make responsible and informed decisions, be self-evaluative and an active citizen positively contributing to the workforce.