We have created a bespoke curriculum for our school which will inspire children's curiosity and build on their skills and knowledge each year.
As a Church School we approach all that we do through our Christian Values which are embedded throughout our curriculum.
The intent of our Curriculum comes from 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.
How do we implement our curriculum?
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.
The core subjects of English and Maths are priorities within our curriculum with a mastery of basic skills at the heart of everything we do.
Maths is taught through a concrete, pictorial, and abstract approach allowing children to explore problem-solving and reasoning activities. Maths is taught as a stand alone subject embracing all indoor and outdoor opportunities.
In English, speaking and listening, SPAG and phonics are given central focus. English is taught as a stand alone subject but is linked to our topics where this will benefit learning. English skills are applied across all of the curriculum areas.
Although our Christian values are embedded in everything we do, Religious Education is taught as a standalone subject.
Science and Computing are taught as standalone core subjects.
Our curriculum drivers inspire our themes. Teachers work with the children to shape the learning that takes place. This allows for learning to be adapted or changed according to the needs and interests of the group. Each class has three umbrella themes throughout the year. This follows a rolling programme so topics are not repeated. Teachers ensure cohesive links are made within each theme 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, purposeful and sticky.