Christ Church

CofE Primary School

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Curriculum Overview

 At Christ Church Primary we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which is shaped by our vision for every child to have life to the full, to flourish in all aspects of their personhood and reach their full potential. Our curriculum is exciting and relevant; it recognises that each pupil is a unique individual and ensures the rounded development of the whole child through both academic and spiritual development. All children access a range of educational experiences and the whole curriculum regardless of their starting points or circumstance, ensuring that they are well prepared for the next stage of their education. 


At Christ Church Primary School we strongly believe that a high quality education is essential for children to thrive and achieve their best. Carefully chosen resources ensure that deep, meaningful connections in each area of the curriculum are made, enabling all children to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Our curriculum is designed so that all children develop knowledge and skills in each subject and are taught to think deeply, communicate their ideas and emotions, and build on what they already know. 


We have high expectations for everyone. Our curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and there is good progression of knowledge, understanding and skills for all children. Each subject is taught separately with some subjects 'blocked' across several days to enable children to delve deeply, and others, such as French and RSHE taught weekly. Maths and english are taught every day.


We plan a variety of visits 'out' and invite visitors 'in' to support and enrich learning experiences for all year groups


Reading widely and regularly is prioritised and books are carefully chosen to engage and motivate, to inspire and challenge; to widen horizons and bring experiences to our children that they would not otherwise have. Class libraries showcase our rich and varied literary heritage and cover a wide range of authors, genres, periods in which they are written and set and social contexts. Through literature, we seek to feed children's imagination and open up a treasure -house of wonder and joy for their curious young minds. Often teachers read aloud to the class and as they do so, children are introduced to the 'music' of each rich text, they learn to love words and language and develop cognitively, socially and linguistically.


We believe that developing good learning behaviours with the ability to be curious, to concentrate, to be resilient, to co-operate and to continuously self-improve are essential for children to achieve well now and into the future. These learning attributes enable children to become life long learners with a sense of responsibility, able to make a valuable contribution to the world in which they live. Our curriculum strives to develop these learning capacities encouraging and expecting high levels of independence.


School values, along with British values, underpin our curriculum and are taught through our curriculum.