What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum here.
On this page you can see the progression of knowledge and skills through each subject (just click on the subject links below) as well as which subjects are taught through each topic (click the 'overview' link).
Our curriculum provides a broad range of knowledge and experiences for our pupils:
Our pupils’ backgrounds, our culture and our climate for learning provide the following drivers that underpin all areas of our curriculum:
• Possibilities - which helps pupils to build aspirations and know the available possibilities for their future lives
• Community - which fosters a pride in the local community which then ensures children have pride in themselves
• Culture - which gives the children access to & knowledge of the cultural world outside of Chopwell fostering aspirations
• Enquiry - which ensures our children can and do question the world around them ensuring we have thinking children who do not accept the status quo.
We offer a thoughtful range of experiences that support our culture: pupils enjoy a ‘full spectrum’ of academic, physical, spiritual, moral, social, cultural activities that enrich their lives and give them the confidence and skills for a fulfilled and happy life.
Our curriculum provides appropriate balance:
We believe that all children should feel clever and experience the feeling of accomplishment in a wide range of areas.
Our curriculum therefore gives pupils an excellent mix of academic and personal development; it gives importance not only to the core subjects but also to foundation subjects.
Physical and mental wellbeing are both valued, understood and prioritised by careful consideration of our curriculum design.
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, along with a well planned and structured programme of personal development, underpins all of our work and is monitored closely.
We carefully balance the requirement for pupils to reach national expectations in core subjects with our wider curriculum aims of providing a full spectrum of thoughtful and enriching experiences. As a result, our pupils thrive.
All lessons here in school are engaging and children show enthusiasm towards their learning. Teachers use 'Basic, Advancing and Deep frameworks to ensure children have the opportunity to apply their knowledge. We utilise forest school and educational visits to ensure children understand that learning can happen everywhere. The interconnectivity of our curriculum ensures children make links in their learning and understand the relationship between subjects.
We use Kagan Collaborative Structures in all classrooms from Year 1 to 6, the collaborative structures use the principles of:
& Simultaneous interaction
To ensure true collaboration and engagement across all subjects. The collaborative style of this teaching method enables all learners to be included and supported enabling all pupils to make progress. The structures are also ‘brain friendly’ ensuring that working memory is not overloaded.