Our aim at St James Primary School is
We aim to do this through
Every half term each class focuses on a significant champion who are studied across the year.
These champions are across all areas of the curriculum through sport, history, science, music, artists, activists and mathematicians, children feel inspired by women and men from both the past and present.
Here are a selection of some of these champions, for a full list please view the curriculum maps on our class pages.
Through adapting and auditing the curriculum we have ensured that it is inclusive and values the experiences, achievements and diversity of our community. Parents were consulted on this, gave their thoughts on how the curriculum could be developed further, and the curriculum we now have has been the result of this input.
It is important that all our children can see themselves in the curriculum.
Black History is not something we only talk about in October. Our school curriculum is inclusive and values the diversity of our whole community, and the teaching of black history is embedded throughout.
Instead, Black History month provided us with further opportunities to celebrate, reflect and focus our attention on black history and explore the themes of identity and belonging through art. Each class took part in art projects on a different theme.