The Curriculum at Blaby Stokes
At Blaby Stokes C of E Primary School we strive to offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced and which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points. The aim of our curriculum is to nurture fascination and imagination, and for pupils to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education.
We follow the Cornerstones creative curriculum for our topics and foundation subjects. The Cornerstones Curriculum is built on a robust framework and a proven learning philosophy. Each topic unit is called an Imaginative Learning Project (ILP) and every ILP follows the same basic structure.
The outdoor environment and the local community provide an opportunity for active learning for all our pupils. Our extensive school grounds are continuously being developed so they can enhance different curriculum areas.
Pupils have regular opportunities to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers and other learners. They become performers, experts and informers when they link their learning back to the starting point and share and celebrate their achievements.
Literacy at Blaby Stokes
At Blaby Stokes, we believe that literacy and communication are key life skills. Through the English curriculum, we will help children develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language and equip them with the skills to become lifelong learners. We want children to enjoy and appreciate literature and its rich variety.
Mathematics at Blaby Stokes
At Blaby Stokes Primary School, we work towards the following aims in mathematics:
• To meet the statutory requirements of the New National Curriculum 2014
• To develop positive attitudes towards mathematics and lifelong learning
• To develop competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge, concepts and skills e.g. estimate with confidence
• To develop the ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately
• Use the ‘language’ of maths
• To develop the ability to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum and in real life
• To develop an understanding of mathematics through a process of enquiry
Science at Blaby Stokes
Science at Blaby Stokes aims to teach our children the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to question and understand concepts and phenomena that occur in the world around them, equipping them with the motivation to seek explanations for these. Children learn the skills required for scientific enquiry and they will begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national, and global level.
Religious Education at Blaby Stokes
Blaby Stokes is a Controlled Church of England Primary School, which means it is affiliated to the Church of England, but controlled by the local authority. Therefore we deliver Religious Education in line with the Locally Agreed Syllabus alongside resources from Leicester City Agreed Syllabus, ‘Harmony and Diversity’ and Diocesan guidance. Christian worship and Religious Education are an integral part of the school’s life. The children experience worship during our morning assemblies and services to celebrate the main Christian festivals. The teaching of Christianity within our religious education lessons helps to create a Christian ethos which pervades the character and curriculum of the School.