Becoming the People God made us to be.
We believe that children learn best when they are excited and motivated to find out more. We also believe that children learn best when their learning is purposeful and set in real life contexts. We have therefore developed a creative approach to our curriculum where work is set in the context of an exciting topic and have created a range of imaginative learning projects. Each project is cross-curricular, designed to catch children’s interest, improve their learning and help them express themselves.
These projects are augmented by expert teaching from specialist teachers of PE and music. Work in school is supplemented and enhanced by research at home.
Underpinning these topics, there is a rigorous set of learning objectives to support children’s progression in each subject area. On this page you can find out more about what is taught in each year group, as well as information about progression in maths and English.
Each term children develop their writing skills, using a range of fiction and non-fiction texts and genres. Underpinning all English teaching and learning is a focus on the specific steps needed for children to progress. Click below for more information on our progression in writing:
Developing a love of reading is key to literacy success. For more information on our reading strategy, click here. Throughout the Early Years and Key Stage 1, the children are taught synthetic phonics to enable them to become confident and fluent readers. For more information, click here.
We have high expectations for our children. Children are taught the foundations of maths, and then how to use and apply them. Please click on the links below to read our expectations for each year group:
Times Tables Rock Stars
For Junior children we have subscribed to Times Tables Rock Stars, a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Children are able to access this both at school and from home with their individual log ins by visiting the TT Rock Stars website. Please contact the office if your child has forgotten their log in details.
Please encourage your child to use this programme at home; a few minutes a day is all that is needed. Please see the attached parent guide which should cover any questions that may arise.
We teach using phonics using Letters and Sounds.
Sex and Relationships Education at Christ Church forms part of out PHSE curriculum. In the light of recent research and guidance, SRE will now be taught, within a Christian context, from Year 1. Our children will be learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships and some associated health issues.
Across the whole school there will be 3 themes:
Autumn – Friends and family
Spring – Making choices
Summer – Changes
Please click here to see a copy of the whole school curriculum plan for Sex and Relationship Education.
Please click here for a link to the PowerPoint that was shown at the Parent’s meeting.
Please click here for the information booklet that was handed out at the Parent’s meeting.
In order to ensure that we maximise the potential of our children, and that each lesson and project is tailormade to individual needs, we are committed to the following assessment principles:
- Uniqueness: We recognise that every child is unique and different.
- Celebration: We celebrate what each child can do.
- Marking and feedback: We ensure that marking and feedback is effective and identifies next steps to move the children on in their learning.
- Monitoring and Tracking: We monitor and track children’s progress and use this to inform our provision planning
- Support: We offer timely support where needed both within the class and in small groups/1:1.
- Challenge: We ensure that children are sufficiently challenged in order to fulfil their full potential.
- Shared ownership: We recognise that it is the role of the whole school to develop each child and not just the individual teachers.
- Accuracy: We ensure that assessments are accurate, meaningful and are used to inform teaching and learning.
- Communication: We communicate effectively with parents/carers about their child’s progress and work in partnership with them.