Royston St John Baptist Primary – Core Concepts
At Royston St John Baptist Primary School, we want to build a curriculum that promotes remembering. We believe it is essential that the ‘very bones’ of our curriculum across years and across subjects needs to link up in a highly well thought out way, so that knowledge taught in one subject is explicitly reinforced and revisited in not only other subjects, but in subsequent years.
Each time a concept is encountered within a different context, not only is the concept more likely to be remembered, the understanding of that concept becomes more nuanced. We ensure that this revisiting is done in a deliberate, planned way and not as an inconsequential aside along the lines of ‘remember when you learnt about the Roman invasion’. References to previously studied content need to build on or develop previous learning, as well as strengthening students’ ability to remember the terms. These links form the bones of our curriculum.