Key Information


Curriculum Intent

At Robert Shaw, we firmly believe that high expectations of self and others is key to achieving success. Our intent is to create an engaging and relevant curriculum that encourages pupils to become curious, motivated and resilient lifelong learners equipped with the skills to achieve high quality outcomes and be active citizens in modern Britain.

We will achieve this and build cultural capital by:
 ensuring pupils have access to rich, first-hand experiences through visits and visitors;
 developing communication and oracy through vocabulary-rich teaching;
 developing positive reciprocal relationships between peers and adults;
 having a clear understanding of the global community within which they live and learn;
 developing a clear understanding about, respect for and tolerance of, those with different faiths, views and abilities.

Throughout the academic year, there will be many opportunities for all pupils to work together on topics and themes such as Nottingham, Remembrance and Shakespeare.

As a school, we will continue to teach phonics and reading using the Read, Write Inc programme.  All pupils in Early Years and Key Stage One will receive a daily phonics lesson.

Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like more information about reading and phonics, or follow this link to the Read, Write Inc website.

Robert Shaw follows the National Curriculum 2014, and aims to meet the curriculum objectives through a creative and engaging ‘big question’ based approach.

Please follow the link below to the National Curriculum objectives:

The Primary National Curriculum 2014 

Robert Shaw Curriculum Drivers

Our curriculum drivers are:

C – Community

E – Enrichment

I – Independence

R – Respect


Fundamental British Values

Across all aspects of our curriculum, we aim to develop and foster a secure understanding of the fundamental British Values to enable our pupils to be active citizens in modern Britain.

IL – Individual Liberty

D – Democracy

MR – Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

RL – The rule of law

You will see references to the British Values and our Curriculum Drivers on our curriculum maps.

We ensure that our children are taught to stay safe through specific theme events such as Safer Internet Day, PSHE and citizenship lessons and assemblies.  We regularly display child-friendly information in classrooms and around school to remind them about staying safe.

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