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  • South Axholme
  • Coritani
  • Epworth Primary

 

The nature of our school curriculum stems from our aims and values and is embedded in what all our school stakeholders believe is right for our children.  As such the curriculum has been planned to allow our pupils journey through Epworth Academy to culminate in them being: Respectful, Kind and Generous, Honest Learners who will Strive, Believe and Achieve: becoming well rounded, inquisitive young people aspiring to great things and treating people from all backgrounds with kindness and respect.

With this in mind our curriculum has been constructed in such a way that it recognises that we need to teach about diversity and equality for all, alongside the more formal learning.  This is at the heart of our curriculum through RSE, PSHCE, RE, books and exposure to a diverse range of people who have excelled in their fields.  We have built in to our curriculum wider experiences and offers such as:  live performances, trips to cities, parks and woods, riding a bike, focus weeks’, engagement with WE Day, visits to the Houses of Parliament as well as providing the pupils with an ‘Epworth Offer’ to ensure that everyone has as many positive learning experiences as possible. Our curriculum embraces breadth and balance and we are proud to see and celebrate our pupils excel not only in the core subjects but in all areas. 

SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development)

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and these elements can be described as follows:

Spiritual

Pupils should:

explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.

Moral

Pupils should:

recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views and have an appreciation of British Values.

Social

Pupils should:

investigate moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the fundamental values of British democracy.

Cultural

Pupils should:

appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

At Epworth Primary Academy, we use a range of vehicles and opportunities to help develop these aspects of learning both within the curriculum (including PSHCE, RE, RSE and  reading) and through the wider curriculum. 

Key aspects of learning include:

Online Safety; Britain and Diversity; Anti-bullying; Equality; Challenging Stereotypes; Drugs and Alcohol; Promoting Diversity and Challenging Homophobia, Sex Education and Relationships and Current Affairs

 

British Values

In accordance with The Department for Education, we aim to actively promote British values in our academy to ensure young people leave education prepared for life in modern Britain. 


Through our values of Respect, Kindness, Generosity and Honesty pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong, all people living in England are subject to its law.

The Key British Values are:

•    democracy
•    rule of law
•    individual liberty
•    mutual respect
•    tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

Democracy

Democracy forms a genuine part of our everyday life within the academy - from our Academy Pupil Council, use of pupil voice and surveys, the opinions of our children are actively sought and factored into decision making.  Children understand the need to vote on certain activities and that their voice is taken into account.  Pupils from the Academy Council feedback this to our Academy Oversite Committee (Governing body). Children regularly learn about wider political issues such as general elections, the European Union and other current affairs through our engagement with Newsround and our PSHCE curriculum.

Our Academy Values, policies, and curriculum, which has PSHCE at its heart, teach children how to become responsible citizens; this is embedded within all aspects of academy life and shared with parents, carers, and our governing body.

 Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the academy, or the wider community, is consistently reinforced in our academy.  Pupils are taught from an early age that we treat people with respect, we are kind and generous, we are honest and that we need to be good learners.

Pupils understand that there are consequences if these rules are broken not only for themselves, but for the people around them. Our rules are reinforced in the classroom, playground, and within other safety rules. The development of these rules are designed to develop good citizens who know right from wrong and can moderate their own behaviour. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws and how they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Regular visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help to reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty

Within the Academy, our pupils are actively encouraged to make responsible choices. As an Academy, we enable all pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and an empowering education.

Pupils are encouraged to know and understand their rights and personal freedoms; they are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHCE lessons. They are given the freedom to make a wide range of choices, from attending extra-curricular clubs to supporting fundraising events. Within classes and assemblies, we teach pupils about basic human rights in the context of our local society and wider world and initiate discussion around these issues.

Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is taught across Epworth Primary Academy based on our values of respect, kind and generous and honest which are then supported also by our academy rules as we welcome those of all faiths and none, all cultures and all backgrounds. All of our pupils are taught the importance of respect for self and others. Across the academy pupils are taught to reflect on their behaviours and learn that these influence their own rights and those of others. All members of the academy community treat each other with respect. Adults throughout the academy model and promote respect for others. This is reiterated through our academy rules and our behaviour expectations. 

Tolerance

Epworth Primary Academy is situated in an area, which is not culturally diverse; therefore, we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with our pupils.   RE lessons are carefully planned to promote an understanding of different faiths and cultures through stories, celebrations, and visitors to the academy. Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning and children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths. Our reading spine ensures that there are a range of protagonists within texts for pupils so that they can experience diversity, teaching tolerance and challenging where it is not in place.

The more formal curriculum is structured so that every child, regardless of their journey through our school will experience all aspects of the national curriculum and build on prior learning.  These skills and knowledge taught through individual subjects, linked where appropriate, allow children to make links to prior knowledge but also link their learning back to where they live locally.  Local studies build on this knowledge giving the children a picture of where they fit into the world.  Real books are a priority in school to enhance the curriculum and encourage the children’s imagination and love of language. This commitment to ensuring that all pupils experience a breadth of education which is linked to our mind-set of excellence for all.  

Excellence for All:

Developing learners 

Respectful, Honest, Kind.

 

The National Curriculum

The national curriculum is a set of subjects and is organised into blocks of years called key stages (KS). At Epworth Primary Academy, we have three key stages.

  • The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): Nursery and Reception
  • Key Stage 1:  Years 1 and 2
  • Key Stage Two: Years 3, 4, 5, and 6

Within the national curriculum, there are core subjects and non-core subjects.

The core subjects are English, maths and science.  The non-core subjects are art and design, computing, design and technology, history, geography, music, physical education (PE) and at Key Stage 2 only, modern foreign language.  We also make provision for the teaching of religious education and personal, social, health, and citizenship (PSHE).

Epworth Primary Academy ensures the learning children do in school incorporates the national curriculum. To find out more about the national curriculum use this link  

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)  - Nursery and Reception

At Epworth Primary Academy we recognise that children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates.  The foundation stage makes a crucial contribution to children’s early development and learning.  The foundation stage is about developing key learning skills, such as listening, speaking, concentrating, persistence and how to work and cooperate with others.

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Playing and exploring

Through planning, curriculum enrichments and play provision we encourage our children to explore and develop learning experiences, which help them make sense of the world.

We give them time to practise and build up ideas, using what they know, finding out and exploring, and being willing to 'have a go'.

Active Learning

Active learning occurs when children are motivated and interested. Children need to have some independence and control over their learning. As children develop their confidence they learn to make decisions. Taking ownership of their learning provides children with a sense of satisfaction.  They are encouraged to be involved, maintain concentration and enjoy their achievements and successes.

Creativity and Thinking

Children are encouraged to develop and share their own ideas, make links and choose ways to do things.

Areas of Learning and Development

The EYFS is made up of 7 Areas of Learning and Development broken in to 3 “Prime Areas” and 4 “Specific Areas”:

Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

None of these areas can be delivered in isolation.  They are equally important and depend on each other.

Nursery

In nursery the Learning and Development areas are delivered through a balance of child-led and adult led learning. We follow the children’s interests and adults observe and facilitate learning and development through questioning, suggesting, modelling, speaking and listening.

A weekly Forest School session in our small woodland area complements and enhances the learning experiences of children providing them with the opportunity to work as a team, develop problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills as well as having a positive impact on their health and well-being.

Children take part in a range of activities including:

  • Den Building
  • Woodland Craft
  • Treasure and Scavenger Hunts
  • Team Games
  • Campfire and Cooking

Reception

All areas of Learning and Development are delivered through a balance of adult-led, adult-initiated and child-initiated activities. In each area the Early Learning Goal (ELG) defines the level of progress that the children are expected to have attained by the end of the Reception year.

Reception classes share an indoor space and an outdoor play area to which they have access on a 'free-flow' basis.

We work closely with the local pre-academy provision and we offer a range of transition opportunities prior to the children starting academy in September.

The programme includes :

  • a parents' information evening.
  • visits by Foundation Stage staff to other settings to meet the children and to talk to the staff.
  • visits to Epworth Primary Academy.
  • an offer of an individual home visit.

This programme enables children to settle in well and make a smooth and happy transition into our academy.

Phonics and Reading 

The academy sees phonics as the cornerstone to helping develop a child’s reading skills to enable them to access the wide world of print.  By teaching the sounds consistently from Nursery the children quickly pick these up, leading to blending and reading.  We use Read Write Inc as a basis for our phonics teaching and supplement this in Years 1 and 2 with support from Letters and Sounds where required.  

At Epworth we want to create readers; readers who read for pleasure, who understand what they are reading, who are challenged at the appropriate level and crucially who understand how the ability to read impacts on all aspects of their life. To support this the academy works with Accelerated reader to support its reading scheme.  We also work closely with the local library and children are registered with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library scheme run by North Lincolnshire Council.

Religious education is provided for all children as part of the curriculum and in accordance with the Local Authority’s agreed religious education syllabus.

Assembly is an important part of the school day, during which we meet together as a community. It is a time when we place emphasis on the development of values and attitudes towards each other and the world around us. Assemblies are non-denominational, and although they are of a broadly Christian nature, due consideration is given to the multicultural society in which we live.

English

 

Phonics and Reading

At Epworth Primary Academy, we deliver a reading curriculum that enables our pupils to develop the skills they require to become lifelong readers, so that they are able to apply their learning to a range of contexts and situations. Our reading curriculum is based around a bespoke text-led scheme of work that has been created in school; learning is revisited frequently throughout the year before being added to in each academic year in line with the National Curriculum expectations. Systematic phonics is taught, beginning in the early years, through a bespoke hybrid system taking into account the best of a range of published schemes to best meet the needs of the pupils here at Epworth.

Pupils access high-quality texts, which are carefully chosen for their content, themes, varying genres, and age appropriateness to ensure that pupils get the best opportunities to develop their own cultural capital. They will widen their vocabulary to access text, making links to their phonological roots, develop a growing fluency when reading, as well as learning the comprehension skills of summarising, clarifying, predicting, questioning and inference. Pupils will grow their craft as readers through their reading sessions, before applying and embedding their skills across the curriculum. 

To enable further growth as a reader, pupils are signposted to quality texts to enjoy independently both during and beyond the school day.  We enable children to foster a love of reading.

Please click here to view the national curriculum for English

More information

Epworth Primary Academy’s Approach to Teaching Phonics and Reading

Our intention for the reading curriculum we deliver is for the pupils in our school to become fluent, confident, lifelong readers. We aim to ensure that the pupils in our school develop a love of reading through a text-rich environment, which introduces them to a wide range of genres and authors. We further enhance our provision through access to library visits, author visits, visits to the theatre wherever we can as well as school events and days focussed around fostering a love of reading.

Prior to beginning the teaching of phonics, our pupils are introduced to text through access to stimulating texts and drama activities to enhance understanding, while also ensuring that pupils are immersed in a vocabulary rich environment to prepare them for accessing books.

Throughout foundation stage and key stage one at Epworth Primary Academy, children have daily bespoke phonics sessions using the principles of Read, Write Inc as this best matches the needs of our pupils. These sessions run daily and are delivered by staff to pupils grouped by personalised need.

Those pupils, who have been identified as needing extra support in reading at any stage of their education at Epworth Primary Academy, will receive small group and one to one intervention to ensure they become fluent readers of age-appropriate texts and that any gaps are narrowed between them and their peers.

Throughout school (including KS2), phonics skills and reading skills, are reinforced in all lessons where appropriate, and pupils are encouraged to apply their phonic knowledge in all areas of the curriculum and in their independent work and in support of each other.

High quality systematic, synthetic phonic work makes sure that pupils learn:

•    grapheme/phoneme (letter/sound) correspondences (the alphabetic principle) in a clearly defined, incremental sequence;
•    to apply the highly important skill of blending (synthesising) phonemes, in order, all through a word to read it;

•    to apply the skills of segmenting words into their constituent phonemes to spell;

•    that blending and segmenting are reversible processes.

Our programme ensures that children are introduced to a defined initial group of consonants and vowels, enabling children, from the day they start in our school, to read and spell many simple CVC words.

Incremental progression in phonic knowledge and skills is regularly assessed by staff to track pupils’ progress, assess for further learning and ensure that accurate intervention is implemented wherever necessary.
 
The school reading scheme begins early in the foundation stage; pupils take home picture books to encourage them to be able to tell a story using appropriate language, developing a growing bank of tier 2 and 3 vocabulary. When the children are ready to progress, they will take home books that have decodable words for them to practise their learning from class sessions.

As they progress through the EYFS, children take home reading books appropriate to their level of reading ability and containing simple, CVC words so that they can segment the sounds in simple words and blend them together independently. These books perfectly match the level of phonics being taught in their session so they are not accessing books which they cannotconfidently decode.

Pupils are encouraged to apply their phonic knowledge when reading their books, using taught digraphs and trigraphs, as well as strategies needed to be able to decode a word.
Oncepupils have met the year 1 phonics expectations, they progress to the Accelerated Reader book scheme which runs from year 1-year 6. As part of this scheme, the children participate in a baseline assessment which identifies their reading age and targets them with ability appropriate books for them to access. As they move through this scheme, they can take mini assessments after completing each book which enables staff to track their level of understanding and signpost them to further reading material best suited to their decodable and comprehension needs. This scheme has books at each level up to and beyond year 6, where the pupils are accessing a range of genres and texts including classics and modern texts and future classics.

Classes also have access to their own classroom libraries where they can borrow books in addition to their books on the school reading scheme; these are either for enjoyment or to consolidate skills learned across the curriculum, either to read independently or alongside an adult at home. These support in fostering the love of reading our pupils need.

Pupils at Epworth Primary Academy have daily timetabled sessions of class focussed guided reading. These sessions are based around a class novel and focussed on verbal discussion of a text followed by a series of activities to deepen their comprehension of the text. This supports pupils in developing and mastering the comprehension skills of retrieval, clarification of vocabulary, questioning, summarising and predicting, all of which are vital for becoming skilled at comprehension.
During these sessions, the teacher makes observations and assessments of the progress being made and identifies any areas that require more focussed teaching.
We promote and celebrate reading in school in a variety of ways:

•    Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in developing their child’s reading skills. The children are encouraged to take home their reading books and reading journals, which are
shared with parents. We ask parents to comment and record every time they hear their child read, as well as read the comments made by school staff. Reading records are checked weekly by class teachers to ensure that they demonstrate at least three reads a week beyond the school day. These are fed back to pupils weekly with guidance and support for those pupils not completing the requisite amount of reads.
 
•        Children are rewarded individually for regular reading at home through a class-based system of celebration. This encourages children to read regularly at home and provides
additional motivation for our pupils.
•        The book fayre takes place in school each autumn term to further promote reading. During the week, activities run which are designed to excite pupils to want to attend. This raises the profile of reading, while also ensuring that reading resources can be updated and improved
across school.
•        Celebration events take place throughout the school year, including visits to the local and central library, inviting authors into school for visits, access to theatre visits, world book day
events, paired reading across classes and other class based enjoyment activities.

Parent workshops and parent guides are provided to support parents with their child’s phonic and reading development and staff provide personalised one to one support, as required.

We value the involvement of our pupils in driving our reading curriculum and supporting each other in choosing and maintaining our reading resources across school. Because of this, we have a newly instated group of reading ambassadors whose role it is to lead reading initiatives across school and support other pupils in their reading progress and enjoyment.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our reading resources across school as we know that in order for pupils to value reading, they need access to quality reading materials. Because of this, regular substantial investment is made to ensure the library, class collections and the school reading scheme are renewed frequently with damaged and torn books removed from circulation. Pupils are involved in the purchasing of new books and these are celebrated and shared at a whole school level.

Maths

At Epworth Primary Academy, we provide a curriculum which caters for the needs of all individuals and provides them with the necessary skills and knowledge for to become successful in their future adventures. We prepare them for a successful working life. We want all children to become fluent in the fundamentals of maths, reason mathematically and solve problems by applying their mathematics. Our children develop thier range of mathematical vocabulary through hearing and speaking, in order to present justification, argument and proof.

 A wide range of mathematical resources are used, and pupils are taught to show their workings in a concrete, pictorial and abstract form wherever suitable. They are taught to explain their choice of methods and develop their mathematical reasoning skills. We encourage resilience and acceptance that struggle and challenge is often a necessary step in learning.

Our curriculum allows children to better make sense of the world around them relating the pattern between mathematics and everyday life.

Please click here to view the national curriculum for Maths

Science

At Epworth Primary Academy children develop an enthusiasm for and enjoyment of science through a range of engaging activities. Their knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas are developed, along with key processes and skills. Children are taught different ways of thinking, how to find things out and how to communicate their ideas effectively. We endeavour to make lessons thought provoking and inspiring, leading children to wonder, ask questions, research and then discuss their learning at home. We ensure the children become successful, confident and inquisitive learners, enjoying the process of exploring values and ideas through science.

We believe that children learn science best by doing and seeing; by providing the children with a range of opportunities to actively carry out different types of scientific enquiries, we ensure that working scientifically and application of knowledge is embedded into the heart of our science curriculum. We involve outside agencies/other settings and engage in STEM based activities, showing science in ‘real world’ and work based scenarios to further enthuse our pupils’ love of learning in science.

Please click here to view the national curriculum for Science

Design and Technology 

At Epworth Primary Academy we ensure that our children develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. We ensure that children have the skills and abilities required to plan and design, considering the final product. They are given opportunities to build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users. We equip them to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.

In preparation for later life, we educate them to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook and prepare food safely. We ensure they make links with the real world and understand how the skills developed can be applied to their wider life.

Please click her to view the national curriculum for Design and Technology

History

At Epworth Primary Academy we encourage pupils to develop an appreciation and understanding of the past, evaluating a range of primary and secondary sources, explaining clearly how these sources give us an insight about how people around the world used to live and how these interpretations may differ.

A high-quality history education ensures pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and encourages children to ask questions and think critically, helping them to understand their place in the world.

Pupils are taught to make links between areas of learning, with the aim of developing engaged, motivated, and curious learners who can reflect on the past and make meaningful links to the present day.   Through the teaching of history, we will help pupils to appreciate their own identity and challenges in their time, along with developing an understanding of the process of change and significant developments.

Please click here to view the national curriculum for History

Geography

At Epworth Primary Academy, our Geography curriculum has been designed to help our pupils develop a greater knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it.

Geography is about understanding the world we live in. It also provides opportunities to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world, using a broad range of subject specific vocabulary that will develop over time.

Geography is an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of subject specific concepts, knowledge and skills, which they are also able to transfer and apply to other curriculum areas.

Through the delivery of Geography we aim to inspire our children to be curious about and interested in the world and the people within it; to understand about the diversity of places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

Please click here to view the national curriculum for Geography

Art

At Epworth Primary Academy we offer a rich and vibrant curriculum which is ambitious for all pupils, creating opportunities for all to achieve their full potential. Our curriculum encompasses the National curriculum whilst going beyond the classroom to ensure our children are exposed to the richest and most culturally diverse opportunities we can provide. 

We advocate the study and appreciation of a variety of culturally diverse artists, sculptors and architects who can be studied as part of a theme or as a discrete subject. This provides opportunities for discussion of personal experiences at a local, national and international level.

We encourage children to use sketchbooks to explore, experiment and reflect upon learning, mediums and influences allowing them to be creative, critical thinkers and expressive individuals who can draw comparisons from the wider world whilst acknowledging and sharing their ideas, likes and dislikes.

Please click here to view the national curriculum for Art

Music

At Epworth Primary Academy we provide a music curriculum which enables each child to reach their full potential, encouraging all children to sing, compose and perform. All children have the opportunity to perform in front of an audience both within and outside of school.

Children are exposed to music from a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions to review and evaluate in order to provide them with an appreciation for music in all its forms.  They listen to and evaluate the work of great composers, making judgements and expressing personal preferences about the quality and style of music. Children have opportunities to play instruments, both un-tuned and tuned and use technology to develop their musical skills. We provide all children with the chance to take part in performances with an awareness of audience.

Please click here to view the national curriculum for Music

PE

At Epworth Primary Academy we provide a fun, high-quality PE curriculum that inspires all pupils to participate, succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for all pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their personal development, health and fitness.

Through Physical Education children develop the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to perform with increasing confidence and competence in a range of sports and physical activities and we encourage them to view this as the start of a lifelong learning journey.

Our children have opportunities to participate and compete in a variety of sports and other activities that build character and help them to embed values such as fairness and respect. They develop confidence, tolerance and an appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. Through a variety of sports, children are taught to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play.

We aim to ensure that the children’s experience of Physical Education is positive and motivating. All children are encouraged to engage in extra-curricular activities to develop a positive attitude towards physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

Please click here to view the national curriculum for PE

Computing

At Epworth Primary Academy we help children to thrive and adapt in an ever-changing technological world by equipping them with the understanding, skills and knowledge to enable them to access jobs of the future and become responsible digital citizens.

Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and we provide them with a range of opportunities to allow them to achieve this. We instill a key understanding of how to keep themselves safe online, to become IT literate and to create programmes to aid tasks in everyday life.  Not only do we want pupils to be digitally literate through their computer science lessons, we also want them to develop creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.  By providing our pupils with a breadth of computing experience we support them to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community.

We encourage and support all children to be flexible, creative, responsible and confident users of technology, who are able to choose the best tools to fulfil the whatever task or challenge they are faced with.

Please click here to view the national curriculum for Computing

French

At Epworth Primary Academy children are taught to develop an interest in learning languages in a way that is enjoyable and invigorating.  We strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language by developing active and inquisitive learners.  The curriculum actively encourages a development of awareness of the cultural differences throughout the world whilst actively promoting British Values and providing curriculum enrichment opportunities. 

The curriculum is designed to progressively develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing whilst exposing children to a variety of cultural opportunities.  It also provides opportunities for children to communicate for practical purposes learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in its original language. 

Through a positive language learning experience we aim to provide children with the foundations for learning further languages, equipping them to study and work in other countries.

Please click here to view the national curriculum for French

PSHE (Including RSE and RE)

At Epworth Primary Academy we equip every child with the skills, knowledge and understanding to navigate the modern world around them: developing a shared set of values; an understanding of healthy relationships; to be able to articulate their feelings and emotions and understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle. The teaching of values underpins all our curriculum and gives children the skills they need to become responsible citizens.

Our children learn about rights and responsibilities; tolerance of others’ beliefs and ideas; the rule of law in society; the role that democracy plays in the running of our society; encouraging pupils to have a mutual respect for others in our local community and a wider diverse society.

 As a result of this, they will become more healthy, confident, independent, and responsible members of society who are self-assured when dealing with moral, social, and cultural issues that are a part of growing up.

RSE

At Epworth Primary Academy we ensure that our children acquire the appropriate knowledge, develop their skills and form positive beliefs, values and attitudes. RSE has a key part to play in the personal, social, moral and spiritual development of young people.

Fundamental to our success in being a happy, caring and safe school are positive relationships. Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) allows children to learn about and explore relationships, emotions, looking after ourselves, different families, sex, sexuality and sexual health. We prepare pupils for puberty and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene, and how to be safe. Through RSE we also help pupils develop feelings of positive self-esteem, self-respect, confidence and empathy, and create a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships 

We want our children to become more healthy, confident, independent, safe and responsible members of society who are self-assured when dealing with moral, social, and cultural issues that are a part of growing up as a result of their learning with us.

RE

At Epworth Primary Academy we have an inclusive approach to the teaching of Religious Education. It is imperative in our approach that children can be empathetic to different faiths and belief systems. We believe this can be achieved by introducing our children to a variety of religions and sharing their key beliefs and values and exploring a sense of ‘self’.

Through the RE curriculum, children develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues, with reference to the beliefs, teachings, practices, and ways of living associated with the major religions represented in the UK.

Children will develop their knowledge of world faiths and deepen their understanding and awareness of beliefs, values and traditions to ignite their curiosity about cultures within the wider world

We aim to create learners who are equipped for the future with skills such as independence, resilience, motivation, and respect. Religious Education is taught to encourage learners to embody these important qualities and become independent, motivated, and respectful of others.

At Epworth Primary Academy, Religious Education is implemented using the Lincolnshire Locally Agreed Syllabus.

Please click here to view the national curriculum for PSHE (Including RSE and RE)