An effective, challenging curriculum is the cornerstone of a good quality education. For this reason, our curriculum is always under review at Churchfields to ensure it is fit for purpose. We map the skills and knowledge pupils need to learn and build on in every subject area, year on year, and ensure we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework 2021 and National Curriculum 2014 in a broad and balanced way.
We seek to foster the development of children’s skills and knowledge through independence, collaborative working and critical thinking. We aim to ensure learning is exciting, active and meaningful.
Please see below for our curriculum overviews for the current academic year, 2023 to 2024. Our planning continues to take thorough account of the learning missed by pupils as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Should you require further information on our curriculum, please contact the school office who will be pleased to direct your enquiry to the relevant subject leader on our staff.
Pupils’ learning within the curriculum is supported by our Learning Gems. This is a metacognition strategy where children learn about learning and think about thinking! It has been proven to be effective personal development tool both nationally and within our own setting. Each gem represents a key behaviour for effective learning that we all strive to reach both in and out of the classroom. We focus on one gem (learning behaviour) every term to improve on. Our weekly Gem Learner assemblies celebrate children’s achievements in these areas.
The following pages contain Intent, Implementation & Impact information for each subject area alongside knowledge and skills progression maps from Reception to Year Six. As we teach mixed-aged classes at Churchfields which can differ each year, we use these year group progression documents to formulate the Curriculum and Topic Overviews, available above, every year. We ensure that all pupils experience the whole curriculum throughout their primary school career.