St Paul’s Curriculum
St Paul’s (Slade Green) C of E
The St Paul’s Learning Quest curriculum is designed to take the children on a learning quest to acquire new concepts, knowledge and skills across all subject areas. It is a tailor made curriculum which follows the statutory National Curriculum Programmes of study, whilst giving a wider breadth of opportunities to explore British values and national and international events, enabling children to become global citizens.
Our intention is that the St Paul’s curriculum:
Rosenshine’s Ten Principles of Instruction
Rosenshine’s Ten Principles of Instruction underpin all teaching and learning at St Paul’s (Slade Green) C of E Primary School, as we recognise the importance of ensuring that the children “know more, remember more and do more”.
The principles are used to support Quality First Teaching with a focus on the children’s growing and progressive acquisition of knowledge and skills enabling them to make greater progress and achieve as lifelong learners.
The Ten Principles of Instruction are:
1. Daily review – helps strengthen the connections of prior learning
2. New material in small steps – present new material in small steps so that each can be practised and mastered
3. Ask questions – truly effective questioning checks understanding and ensures misconceptions are tackled
4. Provide models – sufficient modelling, worked examples and teacher thinking out loud help clarify the steps
5. Guide pupil practice – provide close supervision and feedback for initial attempts to build confidence
6. Check pupil understanding – frequently check that pupils have understood
7. Obtain a high success rate – majority of the class must answer questions correctly before moving on to independent practice
8. Scaffolds for difficult tasks – needed to develop expertise but should be gradually withdrawn to achieve independence
9. Independent practice – frequent opportunities for pupils to do the things they have been taught by themselves, when they are ready
10. Weekly and monthly reviews – a powerful technique for building fluency, confidence and long-term memory. If pupils do not review the work, they will forget it