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St. Dunstan's Curriculum Statement


Curriculum Purpose:

At St. Dunstan’s, we aspire to help every child in our care to develop as a whole person, becoming happy, caring and compassionate people where each child’s gifts are developed to the full and the foundations for lifelong learning are laid down. Educating our children to be good people, is our highest priority so they have a strong sense of moral purpose and a commitment to use their gifts and talents to create peace in our world and to act compassionately to those in need.

Simply, we aim to prepare the children for their future, though we have a strong belief too, that we need to prepare the children to help make the world a better place.

The 2017 Generation Z: Global Citizenship Survey, carried out by the Varkey Foundation, found that children today worry about climate change, conflict and terrorism and the gap between the rich and the poor. Therefore it is of vital importance that through our curriculum we plan to enlighten and empower our children to face these concerns and make a difference to their world.

Our children at St Dunstan’s show us, every day, that they have a passion for making the world a good place; they care for the environment, for others, for maintaining their healthy lifestyle and sharing their faith.

Therefore, we have thought about what our curriculum must be to fulfil this bigger picture through the integration of our core values and the vital skills children need for life-long learning.

The Curriculum at St. Dunstan's
Learning across the curriculum, provides pupils with opportunities to develop teamwork, their creativity and confidence to ask questions whilst valuing the differences of opinions within the classrooms. As young people in the United Kingdom have amongst the lowest levels of physical and emotional well-being in the world; it is crucial we also give emphasis to the development of resilience and mindset.  

We concentrate our planning on providing rich and memorable experiences for pupils, which connect our faith, the real world and our community into quality learning experiences. Teachers help to share the purpose of learning through their excitement, knowledge and carefully planned learning sequences which focus on deep learning and high expectations for success.   

We aim for learning to be ‘deep’ by ensuring that the learning is planned carefully to incorporate:
  • deeper thinking opportunities

  • learning where pupils 'struggle' and make mistakes

  • a clear purpose to the learning (the big picture)

  • active engagement of all pupils and

  • connections between existing knowledge and future knowledge and skills

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St. Dunstan's Catholic Primary School, Onslow Crescent, Woking, Surrey. GU22 7AX  Tel: 01483 715190 
email: office@stdunstans.surrey.sch.uk