Stogursey's Character Curriculum
During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus urged his newly-found disciples to not 'hide their lights under a bushel' but rather to 'let their lights shine.' Throughout everything we do in school, our character curriculum gives children the chance to gain experiences, knowledge, a rich vocabulary and learn skills that will enable them to truly discover what their strengths are: to let their lights shine.
Our Intent- working with our partners in the Quantock Education Trust, we aim to develop character and shape futures of our children. Our Christian values of Kindness, Friendship, Courage, Resilience, Thankfulness and Love are explored in-depth through topics, discrete teaching, experiences and through the ethos of the school.
How we implement this- We teach 80% of the time the National Curriculum to ensure progress is being made and teachers design the delivery of this through a relevant, engaging character-developing topic. The other 20% of the time takes advantage of our beautiful surroundings and explores the rural aspects and outdoor learning all year-round.
The impact- As our Curriculum is so broad and balanced, we firmly believe that by the time children leave our school, they would have had a chance to shine at something. Like the Disciples, we believe our children will be empowered to play to their new-found strengths and leave their mark on the community, the country and indeed the world. This would be exactly what Jesus meant by 'Let your light shine.'
|Topic||Early Years Linked Topic||Term||Driving Question||Character Aspect to be Developed||Leading Subjects||Discrete Subjects (not linked)||Themes to explore in books at home|
|Quantock Legends||Where we live||Autumn||What does a successful community look like?||A sense of others||Art, Music, English, Geography, History, Science, PSHE.||Maths, Computing, MFL, RE, PE||Anglo-Saxons, Communities, Legends, Storytelling, Countryside, Hills.|
|Climate Change: What can I do about it?||Save the planet!||Spring||What can I do about the Climate Emergency?||A sense of self||Geography, Science, DT, Music, PSHE, English, Computing.||Maths, RE, MFL, PE||Environment, Climate Change, Food, Oceans, Animals.|
|Awesome Egyptians||A Famous Person||Summer||What did Ancient People believe?||A sense of the World||History, English, Science, Art, Music, RE.||Maths, Computing, MFL, PE, PSHE.||Egyptians, Ancient Religions,|
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