Richard Alibon Primary School Curriculum Intent.

Our curriculum delivers learning to ensure children become successful citizens in our global, inter-connected society.

We want our children to learn and use good social skills; develop and sustain positive relationships; to know right from wrong; to learn about (and live by) our school values, British values and how these can be seen in successful citizens and societies; to be confident communicators; to learn how to keep themselves and others safe, to recognise inequality and injustice and have the skills to challenge these.

Our curriculum delivers learning to ensure children enjoy success beyond the breadth of the national curriculum so that they are well prepared for secondary school and a world of lifelong learning.

Our curriculum deepens children’s knowledge of our local community and beyond, developing their understanding of local, environmental and global issues. Our children learn about, and learn to respect, the rich diversity of their own and others’ cultures, languages and religions. Our curriculum has a strong international dimension and ensures children understand and use the power of modern technology.

The subject tabs take you to a link to show how each subject curriculum contributes to these aims and delivers subject specifi learning.

The National Curriculum is organised as follows:


Personal, social and health education (PSHE) & Citizenship

We teach to enable all our children to grow up to be responsible citizens. From the very earliest age our pupils learn about keeping themselves healthy and safe. We encourage them to take responsibility for themselves and their environment. As part of the Richard Alibon School community they learn how to share, help others, resolve simple arguments and resist bullying. We encourage all children to become confident and mature individuals, capable of making informed choices about their health and environment.

Relationships and health education

Richard Alibon Primary School has a policy on relationships and health education which aims to ensure children understand and develop healthy relationships in an age appropriate way. It also teaches children about the importance of good health in their own lives and things they can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

For older children in Years 4, 5 and 6, there are a number of lessons taught which focus on puberty and how babies are conceived. Parents will be informed when these lessons are planned and will be given an opportunity to view the teaching materials beforehand. Parents have a right to withdraw a child from these lessons should they wish.