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The Redeemer CE Primary School

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Curriculum Intent Statement


At Blackburn the Redeemer Church of England Primary School, we aim to provide an inspiring curriculum, nurturing the development of every child enabling them to be the best that they can be. Our curriculum is designed to:

  • Provide children with experiences that awaken their desire for knowledge that leads them to become initiative takers and resilient learners.
  • Provide children with awe and wonder in order to develop their spirituality.
  • Ensure children live out our school values taking pride in everything they do.

Our School Curriculum

Early Years Foundation Stage

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. High quality early learning will help provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

The EYFS seeks to provide:

  • quality and consistency in all early years settings, so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind
  • a secure foundation through planning for the learning and development of each individual child, and assessing and reviewing what they have learned regularly
  • partnership working between practitioners and with parents and/or carers
  • equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every child is included and supported

Three areas are particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving. These are the prime areas: communication and language, physical development, personal, social and emotional development

We also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are: literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.


National Curriculum Years

Our school curriculum is designed to extend the children's knowledge of themselves and the world around them, to develop their skills and ideas as individuals and to help them relate to others. All children follow a broad and balanced education in every class following the national curriculum and learning is based upon the following areas of experience.

1. English

2. Maths

3. Science

4. Computing

5. Religious and spiritual education

6. Physical education

7. Social health and citizenship

8. History

9. Geography

10. Art

11. Design and technology

12. French


Within this framework, activities are sought to provide children with opportunities to:

a) Develop lively and enquiring minds.

b) Identify, define and solve problems.

c) Develop interest and imagination.

d) Encourage decision making and responsibility.

e) Be sensitive to the needs of others.

f) Acquire knowledge, skills and understanding.

g) Experience a caring, supportive school community and to contribute to its well-being.


Our carefully planned curriculum offers progression and continuity, and the matching of work set to the ability of the children. The Christian ethos that permeates the whole of our school life. The Reception class follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.  Our intention is to provide a vibrant and exciting curriculum that enables each child to realise his/her greatest potential.


Our aim is to create a happy and safe school environment where children learn specific skills; where they develop a love of learning, of finding out and investigating; and where tolerance and consideration for others along with cooperation and team work provides the basis for all our activities.  The monitoring of each child's progress is on-going and is discussed with parents at appropriate times during the year.


The curriculum in its full sense comprises all the opportunities for learning provided by the school. It includes the formal programme of lessons within the timetable and our varied enrichment and outdoor learning activities. These complement each other and thus the relationships and quality of life established in the school community as a whole. C I L


E.Y.F.S. Overview

Further information for each subject is available under Subject Teams and under Children/Year Group Pages.

DFE National Curriculum Framework Document


Biblical Value

John 13v34  “A new command I give you to love one another as I have loved you”