Curriculum

School Curriculum Map 2015-2016

We have recently reviewed the Christ Church Curriculum. Please click on the link below to view the curriculum overview for the school.

Year Group Curriculum Overviews

Using the curriculum overview each year group then put together a plan of the main topics that will be taught throughout the year. This is to guide them in planning and teaching but is flexible due to the children's interests and progress made. Cross curricular maths opportunities are indicated with blue font, fiction writing in green and non-fiction in orange.  These plans can be viewd by clicking on the links below:

Christ Church Primary School Curriculum Statement

Introduction:

The Curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and
personal growth and development. At Christ Church Primary School, we have developed a creative
approach to our Curriculum. We provide an environment in which children develop and acquire skills
in engaging and relevant linked topics across the school. We aim to teach children how to grow into
positive, responsible individuals who can work and co-operate with others while developing
knowledge and skills, so that they can achieve their true potential.
 
Values:
 
Our school curriculum promotes high quality learning that challenges and inspires the pupils. The
curriculum is the means by which the school achieves its objective of educating children in the
knowledge, skills and understanding that they need in order to lead fulfilling lives. The teaching of
critical skills equips children with the tools they need to be successful learners, allowing learners to
participate in positive activities to develop personal and social skills, promote well-being and reduce
behaviour that puts them at risk.
 
Aims:
 
The aims of our school curriculum are:
  • to enable all children to learn and develop their skills to the best of their ability in order to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world they live in;
  • to promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that children enjoy coming to school and acquire a solid basis for lifelong learning;
  • to teach children the basic skills of literacy, numeracy and computing;
  • to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs, aptitudes and interests of pupils and promotes high levels of achievement and good behaviour, helping to promote a child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • To teach children how to learn and to regard learning as an enjoyable and lifelong activity.
 
The Christ Church Curriculum
 
Our Curriculum offers children a broad, balanced and relevant education, which provides continuity
and progression. At Christ Church Primary, children develop and learn a range of skills that equip
them for a continually evolving 21st Century society. The curriculum uses the National Curriculum
2014 objectives which are mapped across each year group. Teachers use these to plan projects based
around a focus question that the children work towards answering at the end of a unit of teaching.
Objectives may be grouped together to from cross-curricular links or taught discretely. Regular
opportunities are given for children to apply their literacy, numeracy and computing skills.
 
Raising Standards
 
At Christ Church Primary, we ensure that all children are challenged in their learning by planning
tasks according to an individual’s needs. Tasks are differentiated to support this and extension
activities provide opportunities for children to apply their skills in different contexts. Project
planning also places on emphasis on allowing children to apply their literacy and maths skills, using
the context of the lesson whenever the opportunity arises.
 
The Enriched Curriculum
 
All year groups participate in a range of visits per year, which provide a stimulus for their learning as
part of the term's project. Our school is at the heart of the city, which we use to its full potential
across the curriculum, providing relevant and meaningful learning opportunities.
 
Visitors from the local community are also used regularly to ensure learning is purposeful and we
use the range of skills available. This includes parents and carers who are vitally important in the
engagement and feedback processes. Throughout the year, curriculum theme weeks provide whole-school focused learning experiences and the opportunity for skills development in a specific area, as
well as an opportunity to promote school cohesion. In Key Stage 2, project homework is set two
times a year, based on the project being taught in a year group, and is celebrated during a
homework gallery event where parents are invited in to share their achievements. A wide range of
after-school activities also give the children opportunities to develop a range of skills and interests
outside the classroom.