At St Barnabas, we believe that children who have curiosity and think creatively and independently are more likely to be prepared for the next stages of their learning. By engaging in enquiry they can problem solve, be self-motivated to take their learning forward and be open to new ideas. We believe this helps children to become more self-confident, self-regulate their behaviour and understand what learning involves.
We believe that our St Barnabas Curriculum enables children to learn the key knowledge and skills alongside empowering personal qualities and ensures they learn the statutory National Curriculum in the context of powerful knowledge.
Teachers at St Barnabas use enquiry approaches in their planning to make connections between States of Being (e.g. author, mathematician, scientist, historian etc) and core skills and knowledge in Mathematics and English.
Further information of States of Being can be found using the link below.