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At Stokes Wood the safeguarding, welfare, physical and emotional well-being of our children and their families are a priority. As such, any concerns which contradict this will be acted on immediately.

Curriculum

Curriculum Intent Statement

■    At Stokes Wood Primary School, the curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. It recognises that many of our children have not had the opportunities and experiences of other children of a similar age and the curriculum is designed to ensure that gaps in experiences and opportunities are filled. Impoverished language and vocabulary is an essential area that our curriculum aims to address. Physical activity is a priority within the curriculum to ensure that children know how to keep themselves fit and healthy, physically and mentally through a healthy diet and daily exercise.
■    Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome difference within our school community. There are no outsiders. 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 childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.  We use the 6Rs learning muscles to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success in preparation for life in our ever-changing society. .
■    Partnerships with parents and carers as well as community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum as we celebrate local traditions, cultures and faiths, learning new skills to enable the children to take an active role in events throughout the year.
■    Children leave Stokes Wood Primary School with a sense of belonging to a caring family community where they have the resilience, confidence and skills to make safe decisions, reflect on their actions and take responsibility for their learning and actions, make connections across the curriculum and become enthusiastic lifelong and aspirational learners.