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St Michael's C.E. Primary School

St Michael's C.E. Primary School

Seek Joy in Service


"The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.” 
Anne Frank


As children progress through the Juniors, it is important that they take more and more responsibility for their own learning. The focus on English and Maths remains central as, without these key skills, it will be hard for children to access either the wider primary or secondary curricula. Off-site visits and visits to the school remain an important part of the curriculum, both as an exciting stimulus for a topic or to provide real-life reasons to apply their studies. For example, Year Three catered  for lunch for their own day out by: surveying potential consumers, gathering information, budget setting and accounting, collecting money and even measuring  how many grams of ketchup are needed for each hot-dog.  As well as a focus on their learning, children are expected to take responsibility for their own organisation and behaviour. ‘My mum forgot to put my homework in my bag’ or ‘I knew it was wrong but somebody else was doing it too!’ should have died off in the Infants and older children have opportunities to help and support younger children through our Buddy system.
For more detailed information on the content of each year's curriculum, please click on the Curriculum Maps tab for your year