The curriculum is an agreed framework of activities through which knowledge is gained, skills are developed, and experience widened.
Here at Christleton we offer the children an inspiring and creative curriculum which allows our children to develop a lifelong love of learning. The aim of our whole school curriculum is to fulfil our vision, values, aims, ethos and motto.
In addition to these main principles the curriculum should help all pupils to achieve the following aims:
We are committed to providing a creative and aspirational curriculum where children can learn in a supportive and safe environment. By working in partnership we aim to achieve success for all and inspire children to be the best they can be. We wish to create people who are capable of doing new things rather than repeating what has gone before. This means people who know more things, have more insight and over time do something on their own terms which makes use of their knowledge. We intend that our children leave our school with a strong sense of belonging, equipped to value diversity and provided with the skills to embrace the world around them. Having had a broad, happy and positive experience whilst at the school
We aim for children to follow the same course of work as their peers. They are entitled to do difficult things and be supported on their way. This support will consist of live conversations, unpacking of the content during the lesson, scaffolding etc.
Before each theme starts the children take part in a pre-planning exercise. This session may last up to a day and will immerse the children in the theme they are to learn about. Through a range of activities within this day class teachers gather information about what the children already know and the children write questions about what they want to find out. Teachers then use these questions to inform their planning and build lessons around things the children want to learn, not what they already know.
In taking opportunities to enhance our curriculum teachers make use of a range of resources including the local environment, residential experiences, educational visits, school visitors and links with other establishments.
Please view the pages within this section to find out what exciting things our children learn about.