Our Intent

At St James’ we want to develop and nurture thinking and learning skills that enable our children to flourish by being resilient, resourceful and reciprocal learners within a Christian ethos.  In turn, we want our learners to be able to develop empathy and understanding of the world and its challenges around them working towards them being global, Christian citizens.

Personal Learning and Thinking Outcomes

To achieve this, our curriculum will be underpinned through personal learning and thinking outcomes, which are developed through every aspect of our curriculum.

Theme Specific Skills

Our curriculum will be structured by giving each term a specific focus which will be linked to Theme Specific Skills.  These themes develop core skills that are needed to empower all children as they progress through education and into their future lives, whilst nurturing their independence and curiosity.


(Geography and Design Technology themed)


(History themed)


(Arts themed)

  • Identify questions to answer and problems to solve.
  • Show flexibility.
  • Organise time and resources.
  • Communicate learning in relevant ways.
  • Work towards a goal.
  • Adapt ideas as circumstances change.
  • Show empathy.