Curriculum Vision at Christ Church Primary School
Our aim for everything that we teach at Christ Church is to engage and promote high levels of progress and enjoyment. We approach our curriculum through answering a termly ‘Big Question’, where we incorporate many subjects which link together to give our pupils a clear content and focus for their learning. Subject leaders carefully track the national curriculum skills taught through these 'Big Questions' to ensure full coverage of the national curriculum across school.
Children work towards a ‘Learning Showcase’, where they will demonstrate their learning at the end of each term. Parents and governors are invited into school to share in the learning that has taken place.
We believe in providing opportunities that ensure all our pupils love learning. We recognise that the more active role they have in their learning, the more they will want to learn. Our Big Questions lead the way for children to take ownership of their learning; gaining a purposeful and well-structured bank of knowledge and skills along the way.
Children are challenged to carry out their own research independently and with their peers or adult support. Towards the upper end of KS2, children carry out longer and more challenging research projects which enable them to take their learning on a longer journey, both at home and at school.
We create opportunities for ‘wow’ moments in our curriculum by providing a deep, sometimes mysterious context for the children. For example, using the learning space to create the aftermath of an ‘earthquake’ in order to introduce the topic of Extreme Environments. We use sessions such as this to provide an even deeper ‘hook’ into the topic and also for children to decide where and how they want to take their learning forward. It is these times where we are encouraged to ‘come off timetable’ for a short time, and to take greater risks with our teaching strategies; something our staff do with confidence.
Above all, we are proud of the high quality learning outcomes with which our children leave Christ Church. The starting point is our curriculum: what we teach and how we teach it. As a school are always striving towards even higher outcomes, not just in our results, but in how we shape our children as learners, ready for adult life.
Subject Skills Grids
Below are the links to our individual subject skills grids. The grids evidence which skills are covered in the different subjects in each year group.
To see our ‘Big Question’ curriculum, please click here.
Download our curriculum policy here.
If you would like to speak to anyone regarding our school curriculum, please feel free to contact the school office to arrange a meeting with either your child's class teacher or our AHT for Curriculum Mrs Lorna Pennock.