St Paul's CE Primary

St Paul's CE Primary

Shine in the Love of God

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Porritt Street, Bury, BL9 6LJ

0161 764 3788

St Paul's Curriculum

St Paul's Curriculum 

At St Paul's we continually review and refine what we do.   On the following pages you will find our 2021 - 2022 curriculum, which we are reviewing currently.


Our Golden Thread

Everything that we do in St Paul's CE Primary School is deeply rooted in the teachings of St Paul.


'Keep alert.  Be firm in your faith.  Stay brave and strong.  Be all that you do be done in love'

1 Corinthians 16 13:14


It provides us with our school motto.

 Shine in the Love of God


It is reflected in our core Christian values of:


Friendship - Hope - Respect - Trust - Forgiveness


This is what underpins St Paul's Curriculum.


Our Curriculum Drivers 

St Paul's CE Primary School is situated in the East Ward of Bury in Greater Manchester.

Currently, the location of St Paul's means that we are an area which is in the lowest 1% in relation to deprivation compared to the rest of the UK.

Our school is diverse and multicultural, our policy of acceptance and inclusion means that we also have a large number of children at school who have English as a second language. At present we have 33 different languages spoken within school.

All of these different factors  can culminate in significant barriers to learning for our some of our children, along with some of our children being unable to speak English. 

Therefore, it is very important to St Paul's that our curriculum is right for our school and our children.  Our curriculum needs to be able to overcome any barriers to learning that our children may experience. 

We want to teach knowledge and skills, but also experiences and wonderment of the world. We want to  prepare our children for their next stage of learning and ultimately life as a citizen in the 21st Century.

Our curriculum drivers are


See it! Say it! Learn it! Use it!

Click here to see an overview of our curriculum drivers. 


See It!

All of our learning begins with See it!  Barrier to overcome - Limited real life experiences

This is visual stimulation for:

  • The beginning of a new unit of learning - this maybe a trip or a visitor who comes in to school.
  • The beginning of each lesson - this maybe a video clip, a television programme, an artifact or a photograph.

This is to ensure that our children can SEE what the new learning is.  There is never an assumption that the children will know what the new learning is about.


Say It!


The next phase in the sequence is Say it!  Barrier to overcome - Language acquisitions

This phase is to immerse our children in a vocabulary rich environment.  It enables us not only to give the children the language to succeed in their learning but also to widen their vocabulary to use throughout their lives.

Language is also learnt through discussion and opportunities for the children to talk to one another about their ideas, thoughts, opinions and learning.


Learn It!


Our new learning phase is Learn it!  Barrier to overcome - Learning styles and behaviour for learning.

During our learning phase we use a variety of learning styles and meta cognition approaches to help our children to remember what they have been taught.

We use inclusive approaches so that children of all abilities are able to access the curriculum.

We use Knowledge Mats and Sticky Knowledge quizzes to ensure that our children's knowledge is firmly embedded in their long term memory.  You can read more about our Knowledge Mats and Sticky Knowledge Quizzes by clicking here.



Use It!


Our final phase is Use it!  Barrier to overcome - Retention and application of knowledge

In the last phase, we provide opportunities and learning experiences to ensure that the children:

  • Understand the bigger picture of their learning 
  • Are able to apply what they have learnt in different contexts
  • Makes links between their learning
  • Remember previous learning and link it what they are learning now.
  • Embed their learning into their long term memory.

To ensure that our children are better able to remember their learning long term, we have introduced Remember It!

Remember It!

We have extended our curriculum offer with Remember It!.  Remember It!, is our process of linking our learning together. 

It helps our children retrieve learning from past lessons and units of work, This enables our children to see their learning as a continuous journey, rather than separate lessons learnt along the way.

It is another one of the  processes in which our children's learning is embedded in their long term memory.

Also within our Remember It! approach we have Sticky Knowledge Quizzes.  Our Sticky Knowledge Quizzes are unique to St Paul's and they consist of a set of questions that 

Our Curriculum Scope

Our curriculum scope ensures that not only is our curriculum is broad and balanced but it also ensures that we address all of the requirements of the aims and the objectives of the National Curriculum in every subject.

Our Curriculum Endpoints

In each curriculum area we have written clear and concise endpoints.  This is to ensure that:

  • The teachers are clear on what they have to teach
  • Our curriculum addresses the knowledge that the children need to learn.
  • Our curriculum covers the National Curriculum
  • Children learn skills, knowledge and key concepts that get progressively harder are they move up the school.
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