Our Curriculum

 

Curriculum Statement

As a Church School we approach all that we do through our Christian Values and these values are embedded throughout our curriculum.

Joy, Celebration, Hope, Friendship, Forgiveness, Love, Trust

Our Curriculum is driven by ‘Our Curriculum Drivers’ which are:

     Locality - the children will develop a sense of belonging and understanding of their historical and geographical location in Cheshire, Britain and the wider world.

     Spirituality - linked to our Christian Values teachers will nurture the ‘whole child’ through developing their social, moral, cultural and spiritual well-being. 

     Key Skills – to prepare our children to be lifelong learners we place great emphasis on children being given opportunities to acquire and improve key skills with a focus on speaking and listening, independence, problem solving and reasoning.

     Basic Skills – a focus on basic number, reading and writing skills which are at the heart of all we do and embedded throughout a wide range of topics and curriculum areas.

     Experiences – the children will participate in a rich variety of first hand experiences which will bring their learning to life and enhance all that they do.

We believe that people learn best in different ways. At our school we provide a varied learning environment that has breadth and balance and allows individual children to develop their skills and abilities and reach their full potential, finding their champion within. 

Through our broad and balanced curriculum we aim to: enable children to become confident, resourceful, enquiring and independent learners; foster children’s self-esteem and help them build positive relationships with others; develop children’s self-respect and encourage children to respect the ideas, attitudes, values and feelings of others; show respect for all cultures and, in so doing, to promote positive attitudes towards other people; enable children to understand their community and help them feel valued as part of this community; help children grow into reliable, independent and positive citizens in modern Britain; enable all children to meet their full potential and be the best they can be.

Our Curriculum

The core subjects of English and Maths are priorities within the curriculum with basic skills at the heart of everything we do. 

Maths will be taught through a problem-solving and reasoning approach.  Maths is taught as a stand alone subject, and across all areas of our curriculum embracing all indoor, outdoor opportunities.

In English, speaking and listening, SPAG and phonics will be given central focus.  English is taught as a stand alone subject, wherever possible it is taught through topic in order to ensure cohesive links. 

Although our Christian values are embedded in everything we do, Religious Education will be taught as a standalone and core subject.

Science and Computing are taught as core subjects and are linked to topic when appropriate.

Our curriculum drivers inspire our topics. Teachers create topics with their class generated from the interests and passions of the pupils.  This allows for topics to be adapted or changed according to the needs and interests of the group.  Each year group will have 3 topics throughout the year. One topic will be linked to a geographical / scientific, two are linked to a historical study.  Teachers ensure cohesive links are made within each topic between different subjects.  These cohesive links help pupils to understand and make sense of their learning and they enable the learning to be more meaningful and purposeful.

If you have any questions about our Curriculum please feel free to contact the school.


        
 

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