At Chapelford Village Primary School, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum as a framework for our curriculum. However, we have carefully designed our curriculum and provision to ensure that our children receive an education that fulfils our school Vision, Mission Statement and Ethos.
Chapelford Village Primary School we believe that every child has the right to an inclusive and diverse curriculum that is ambitious and that will equip children with the skills that they need to be successful in life. As a school we monitor, evaluate and review our curriculum to enable us to design our curriculum to ensure that children are achieving depth to their learning which enables them to apply their knowledge, skills and understanding in all subjects.
Our curriculum aims to ensure our children are developing lifelong learning (i.e. they learn things that they remember for life AND are able to keep learning for the whole of their lives). Our learning experiences aim to develop long term, memorable sticky knowledge and skills which can be applied flexibly. Therefore, our curriculum prioritises ALL curriculum subjects. This is because we know that long term, deeper knowledge grows when links are made between concepts, which build on prior knowledge and are applied in different contexts. This will mean that our children become lifelong learners.
Our curriculum not only includes the formal requirements but also rich and deep educational visit and residentials that we carefully plan to enrich the learning experience. Our underlying belief that every child should feel valued and experience the feeling of success in a wide range of curriculum areas. We have designed, organised and planned our curriculum to ensure every child receives an appropriate mix of academic and personal development which means that in practice our curriculum places equal importance on core and foundation subjects. Due to our contextual diversity we place a strong emphasis on securing the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics in every year group.
Learning Challenge Curriculum
Our Learning Challenge Curriculum brings together other areas of our curriculum, including Science, Geography, History, Art, Design Technology and elements of Religious Education. We have designed our Learning Challenge Curriculum to ensure that pupil’s interest are developed through enquiry in order that they deliver every aspect of the National Curriculum on an annual basis in each year group.