Our Curriculum Intent Statement
At All Saints our vision states that through the power of God’s love children will reach their true potential and be able to live their lives with an open mind so that they learn from the world around them.
Through our jigsaw curriculum, we provide the pieces our children need to embrace our school motto: Love, Live and Learn.
Love: Throughout a child’s journey through All Saints, piece by piece, we inspire a love of learning. The National Curriculum creates the outline of the bigger picture. Our Christian values of compassion, thankfulness, hope, respect, courage and forgiveness, complete our jigsaw.
Our close-knit school community comprises of our families, our staff, our church and our village. It is the strong bond held between us all that provide the nurture and love that enables our children to reach their true potential.
Live: Through the learning experiences provided, we aim for our children to become well-rounded citizens, able to think independently, approaching challenge with an open mind to be well prepared for life in modern Britain. Our curriculum is brought to life through stimulating experiences such as trips, visits or speakers with the intention of providing knowledge and skills, as well as building aspirations for future life.
Our ultimate aim is for our children to leave All Saints with a growth mind-set and ambitious expectations of themselves, equipped with the tools to complete the puzzle of life.
Learn: We aim to deliver a connected curriculum that builds on a strong foundation of core skills. Our high expectations ensure children make good progress which is carefully monitored. Everything we teach must sit within a bigger picture to enable our children to become deeper level learners, making links between areas of learning and the world around them.
Our curriculum is delivered through whole school themes due to the flexible approach we need to maintain for an effective class structure year on year.
We strongly believe that children benefit as learners from our unique, rural setting. The village of Bednall’s farming roots, along with our school’s Victorian heritage, provides them with rich, first-hand learning experiences.
Our Jigsaw Curriculum
New curriculum overviews are coming soon!
Reading at All Saints
In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, we use a combination of Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar and Letters and Sounds. Please click the pictures above to find out more about each of the programmes. Our reading scheme is organised into phonic phases and incorporates a variety of texts including the Oxford Reading Tree Programme. We also use 'Accelerated Reader' to support reading across the school.
Reading VIPERS is our way of supporting children with their reading comprehension skills. All children will be working on VIPERS during class reading, whether it is reading as a class, in a small group, or one-to-one with an adult.
Reading Vipers posters are displayed in all classrooms. Up to the end of Year 2, the 'S' stands for 'Sequence'. Once children move into Year 3, the 'S' stands for 'Summarise', which is a more demanding skill. If we ensure that children are competent in all of these reading skills, we are covering all of the National Curriculum requirements and enabling them to be strong, confident readers. This acronym is just a great way of helping children and parents to remember what these vital skills are. VIPERS can be used on any text that a child is reading, as well as on pictures, picture books and films! When any adult is listening to a child read, all they have to do is think of questions about the book/picture/film that cover all of the VIPERS, and there are great examples included in the booklets below. It would be fantastic if parents could also be referring to VIPERS when they listen to their child read at home! Please click the booklets below to view the VIPERs posters and suggested questions:
Maths at All Saints
At All Saints, we use White Rose Maths resources to enhance the teaching of mathematics accross the school. Click their logo to access the parent workbooks for use at home:
We also use both Numbots and Times Table Rockstars to inspire children to learn their number facts both at home and in school. Please click the image below to log-in to the platforms. The easiest way to locate out school is by searching for the school postcode: ST17 0SD.