The Curriculum Statement: Intent, implementation, impact

The Curriculum Statement

A Curriculum designed for Chacewater School

Our Curriculum is the beating heart of our school day. We want the children to be immersed in their learning, through experiences and opportunities. We want them to be excited to learn.

Our Curriculum has a clear purpose, an intent.

Our curriculum is designed to enable the children to recognise prior learning, provide first hand experiences and challenge thinking. Our curriculum is planned to engage pupils through well thought out topics, which meet the needs and requirements of the National Curriculum and progression of skills within subjects.

Therefore our curriculum, in and out of the classroom is designed to be broad and balanced to meet the needs of the children. At Chacewater, we strive to create a knowledge- balanced curriculum. Knowledge underpins and enables the application of skills. The breath of our curriculum is designed with these goals in mind;

  1. Give pupils appropriate experiences to develop as confident, responsible citizens.
  2. To provide a coherent, progressive curriculum which is knowledge balanced. We believe in a broad and balanced curriculum where all subjects are valued. 
  3. Improve the long-term memory of our pupils so that learning is learnt.
  4. Reading …
  5. Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people, for us the emotional well being is just as important as their physical health. We understand that good mental health allows children and young people to develop resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

 

What is the rationale for the school’s curriculum?

All stakeholders are part of the development of the curriculum design. To ensure curriculum quality we have addressed the following:

-      Developing sequential learning where pupils know more and can do more

-      Local context and the wider world

-      Focus on subject knowledge and skills with the support of subject leaders

-      Seeing the curriculum as a progression model

-      Having a clear purpose for assessment

-      Reviewing and evaluation curriculum design with subject leaders

-      Clear curriculum leadership and ownership

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.

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.