The Curriculum at Christ Church is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all children. It provides opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident and successful learners, with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. The curriculum ensures that academic success, creativity and problem solving, reliability, responsibility and resilience as well as physical development, well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning. The curriculum celebrates the diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community whilst supporting the children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, ensuring that children are well prepared for life in modern Britain.
Our curriculum is implemented with our curriculum intent at the heart of all we do at Christ Church Primary School.
Curriculum maps are produced for each year group ensuring clarity of coverage with a string emphasis on progression of knowledge and skills. Carefully selected enrichment opportunities are key to providing all pupils rich experiences to enhance their learning. Developing an understanding of the fundamental British values infiltrates aspects of the curriculum and assembly themes.
Our curriculum design is based on evidence from principles of learning, on-going assessment and cognitive research (Education Endowment Fund (EEF) research, cognitive and psychological science).
See below the main principles that underpin this:
- Learner's existing understanding
- Learner's actively engaged in the learning process
- Social aspects of learning ie through discussion that will enable them to make a unique contribution to learning (EEF research of collaborative learning)
- Developing learner's overview ie meta-cognition - learner's have a view of purpose, and understanding of the criteria of quality of achievement and self assess. (EEF meta-cognition and self regulation of learning)#
- Our curriculum organisation and timetabling enables learner's opportunities for constant re-capping of knowledge and skills that can be built upon, revisit and stay in the long term memory.
The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the children in our school.
Please follow the links below to see our subject overviews: