Our Unique Curriculum
The children at Ireleth St Peter’s CofE Primary School (ISP) are taught in mixed age classes. As with all village schools, pupil numbers tend to fluctuate yearly therefore class structure and long term curriculum planning is reviewed regularly.
For 2021-2022, the school is currently organised into three classes.
Dolphin Class EYFS & Year 1 Mrs Kidson and Mrs Casey full-time.
Mrs Britton supports every morning and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
Whale Class Year 1, 2 & 3 Mrs Saunders - Monday and Tuesday all day, Wednesday morning
Miss Wright - Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday all day
Miss Shaw and Miss Morrison- supporting throughout the week.
Shark Class Year 4, 5 & 6 Miss Jackson - Monday, Tuesay and Wednesday all day
Mrs McFarlane - Thursday and Friday all day
Miss Ritchie and Miss Sanderson support throughout the week.
Onside Sports deliver our PE alongside sessions to each class.
Click here to view our daily school timetable
Termly curriculum maps can be found on individual class pages.
At ISP, the curriculum is carefully considered to suit the needs of all learners. It takes into account the current class structure, legal responsiblities and our local area, and is therefore reviewed regularly. We are passionate about pupils developing a love for learning and furthermore, an understanding that with perseverance and hard work, alongside support and encouragement from the ISP family and God, we can all achieve our goals. We believe that all pupils should leave ISP fully equipped with the skills and knowledge to succeed in life.
Our main objectives at ISP are that:
- Christian Values are embraced throughout our school in a caring respectful environment where everyone matters and feels valued.
- There are high standards of learning and behaviour for all pupils, who in turn feel happy, safe and secure.
- All stakeholders work together, successfully in partnership, to enpower our pupils to be motivated to excel.
- Daily worship will take place to allow pupils time for reflection and to be reminded of God's presence.
- All pupils will attend school regularly where they are nurtured both academically and socially and emotionally.
- Our inclusive curriculum will ensure that pupils can be the best they can be.
- Pupils will leave ISP as confident, strong and respectful individuals, following in Jesus' footsteps.
- ISP will be thriving at the heart of the community
At ISP, we broadly follow the National Curriculum, although we make explicit links to our local area, children’s own interests and to the global issues. We ensure that throughout the year, our pupils receive a wide range of rich and varied experiences to enhance the curriculum and their learning. This ranges from events such as
- Family Group Days
- Weekly extra-curricular clubs
- Worker of the Month
- Wellbeing days and trips
- School trips, residentials and local visits including The Lifeboat Station and Askam Beach
- School Parliament led events including emergency services
- Community initiatives and events
- Wellbeing Wednesday
- Whole School Theme days
- Theme lunches
- Themed weeks including Science Week and The Arts
- Visitors including YoKids and Cumbria Cricket
- Bedtime story night
- Weekly music tuition
Formal assessment takes place every half term (6 times a year) which assists planning and ensures pupils are aware of their next steps in order to make further progress. All pupils have individual targets in Maths and English; they also have a personal target. Systems and processes for SEND are effective and ensure that ISP is an inclusive school. For further information on SEND, please view the SEND Information page.
You can find out about the implementation of individual subjects by viewing the discrete curriculum pages.
Click here to find out more about the National Curriculum
Click here to find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage
As a result of our rich and varied curriculum, nurturing and supportive environment and high expectations, our pupils at ISP make good progress from starting points. Our vision and ethos is deeply embedded and ISP is one big family; a successful family with growing pupil numbers. Pupils feel safe, happy and enjoy learning. The balance between the need to support acadmic progress and the need to ensure a positive mental health and wellbeing works well.
If you would like more information on how we teach areas of the curriculum or the curriculum itself, please speak to your child’s class teacher, visit the class pages or contact the school office to arrange a meeting.
You can also look at our class pages, Class Dojo or Facebook to see the curriculum in action.