At Chacewater School, we take the theme of trees to develop our curriculum. All our classses are named after trees and our learning is topic lead. We start each topic with a "launch lesson" and then we ask lots of questions about what we wish to discover about in our topic. Then, we celebrate all our learning through all subjects including geography, science, english, maths, French, art, dt and much more... Finally, we celebrate our learning with a review of what we have learnt.
We also have specialist music teachers who visit the school to support our learning in music and PE. All children in KS 2 learn the Ukelele.
Chacewater School is a safe and wonderful place, where children want to be and where learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. Learning is through a mixture of exploration, discovery, creativity and a variety of sensory and kinaesthetic experiences, which encourage learners to want to explore more in a journey of lifelong learning. They will learn the literacy and numeracy skills needed for life and learning and to progress in their education. Whatever their background they will learn to shape their futures and develop their unique capacities and skills. They will be encouraged to be curious, use thinking skills to innovate, be creative and problem solve. They will develop the first understandings of employment and entrepreneurship. They will be leave Chacewater School as learners for life, with the knowledge and skills to be well-rounded individuals, mentally and physically healthy, with an appreciation for and a generosity toward the people, the world and the universe around them.
Central to our curriculum and learning is our focus on children working co-cooperatively together. We use the approach of "Kagan cooperative learning" to support this in the classroom. We have a lead for this in the school. Read Mrs. James' evaluation of how we use this approach in school.
The Chacewater Curriculum centres on the Inspire Curriculum. If you would like more information on our curriculum, this is contained in the class pages with the termly curriculum letter or please feel free to see Mr.Gould.
Have a look at the photos below to see our amazing learning.
Whole School Focus on British Values
The Chacewater Curriculum
Harvest Collection for St Petroc
KS2 Trip to see Awful Auntie
Celebrating Harvest at the Church
Year 5 rehearse with our dance teacher, Lauren, before performing at the Hall for Cornwall
Swimming Team celebrate success
Art with our resident artist Mr Smith
We learn the ukulele with our music specialist Miss Dyer
Singing assembly with Miss Dyer