Our Curriculum Model
At Rushall Primary School we will generate a culture of optimism and ambition; embracing creativity, innovation and technology.
We will push boundaries and take risks, preparing children for a life beyond Rushall!
Our children will be empathetic, intelligent and resilient learners and leaders of the future who can adapt in an ever-changing world.
As a hub of the community, it is our responsibility to create opportunities for every child to be the best that they can possibly be!
Through our imaginative and inspiring curriculum, children will develop inquisitive minds, independence and a passion for learning, embracing diversity.Children will feel valued, respected and safe.
At Rushall Primary School we pride ourselves in providing a curriculum that meets the needs of all children. Our philosophy is to enable all children to participate, enjoy and achieve by being immersed in memorable learning experiences. We provide our children with a language rich curriculum designed to give them multiple opportunities to reinforce all learning experiences. Our broad and balanced curriculum ensures a wide breadth of coverage and opportunities, including independent learning and enterprise.
We believe that real learning takes place beyond the classroom and we grasp every opportunity to enrich learning experiences, for example, working with visiting experts, educational visits and most importantly working with parents and carers.
2015 - 2019 Creative Curriculum Topics;
- I Remember
- Ice Worlds
- The Americas
- Knights and Castles
- H2O and Beyond
Since 2014 we have adopted a whole school creative curriculum linking all NC subjects (broad and balanced) in a thematic way in order to engage all pupils and create a thirst for learning through quality memorable learning experiences. Please explore our creative curriculum overviews:
During Autumn Term 2019 the teachers have been working very hard to review and redesign our curriculum ready for launch in January 2020.
Please see the individual subject areas for detailed curriculum information.
We have started to develop Knowledge Organisers, please see our Year 5 Rivers example here.
Curriculum Map EYFS (From January 2020)
Curriculum Map Year 1 - Year 6 (From January 2020)
Religious Education and Collective Worship
The religious education taught in school is based on the Walsall Authority’s Agreed Syllabus. This subject may be taught as part of our Creative Curriculum. Time is allocated for pupils to learn about the Christian faith plus an insight into other major world faiths, so developing a greater understanding of the variety of religious festivals and celebrations, thus preparing children for life in our multi-cultural society.
Daily acts of worship and reflection are led by the Headteacher and members of the teaching staff, with classes also involved in leading assemblies.
Visitors to the school such as our local vicar and charitable organisations have assisted with the delivery of RE lessons and have joined in acts of worship.
Parents who wish to withdraw their child from religious education and/or daily collective worship may wish to discuss the matter with the Headteacher before reaching a decision.
Teaching British Values
The DfE have recently reinforced the need, “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. At Rushall Primary we reinforce these values regularly through whole school initiatives and year group teaching which is underpinned by strong links to the ethos of SMSC. British values are at the heart of everything we do and this is taught throughout our broad and balanced curriculum.
Please see the 'British Values' page for further details.