Robert Ferguson Primary School, East Dale Street, Denton Holme, Carlisle, CA2 5LA 01228 535091
Headteacher Mr Graham Frost BEd (Hons) NPQH MA

Our Curriculum

Curriculum Content     Curriculum Enhancement

Curriculum Statement

At Robert Ferguson Primary School, we are deeply committed to encouraging curiosity and life-long learning in all our pupils. We continually seek to enrich and extend the curriculum, making it motivational, relevant and meaningful, and ensuring it builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points.

The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and much more, providing experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils and also reflects our geographical location. The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to gain the skills they need to be successful, independent, thoughtful and motivated learners and to prepare them for their future lives. Academic success, creativity and problem solving, responsibility and resilience, physical development and general well-being are all key elements so that our curriculum supports children in becoming well-rounded individuals with a positive attitude to learning.

We make very good use of our excellent, spacious outdoor learning environment to enrich the children's learning and wellbeing, including a well-loved woodland area and staff trained in delivering Forest Schools. Children help take care of our garden and grow fruit and vegetables for our school kitchen. Our playing field, multi-sport courts and playground provide children with space to grow, play, exercise and enjoy.

Pupils have good opportunities to share their learning with each other, with their parents and carers and other learners. The nurturing of independence, motivation, kindness, empathy and a sense of responsibility as global citizens are threads which run through all teaching and learning at Robert Ferguson Primary School.

Specialist coaches support the teaching of physical education, and peripatetic music teachers enhance music learning. The curriculum is continually developing, including through collaborative research and ongoing staff training. Themed whole school activities and opportunities within and outside school all enrich, develop and celebrate learning. After school clubs and events extend these opportunities even further.

The learning objectives for each subject and year group are detailed in our Curriculum Content section. Below, you will find outlines of the topics and the context in which the learning takes place.