Curriculum and Learning
At St Saviour’s School we believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day. We aim to equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices and meet the challenges of life in the 21st century.
At our school we provide a rich and varied learning environment and range of experiences that allow children to develop their skills and abilities.
Through our teaching for learning we aim to:
• enable children to become confident, resourceful, enquiring and independent learners;
• foster children’s self-esteem and help them build positive relationships with other people;
• develop children’s self-respect and encourage children to respect the ideas, attitudes, values and feelings of others;
• show respect for all cultures and, in so doing, to promote positive attitudes towards other people;
• enable children to understand their community and help them feel valued as part of this community;
• help children grow into reliable, independent and positive citizens.
In September 2014 the National Curriculum for schools in England was updated. The Jersey Curriculum is based on the National Curriculum so the changes apply to Jersey schools.
The Jersey Curriculum now sets out what must be taught in maths, English and science lessons which will take up a substantial part of a child’s learning week. Alongside these are other 'foundation subjects': art, computing, design and technology, French, geography, History, music, PSHE (including Citizenship), physical education as well as religious education. Schools now have more flexibility in what they cover in these subjects.
Here is a copy of the Year group curriculum map which outlines learning in each year group.