Curriculum Overview

The Curriculum at Christ Church

At Christ Church we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all our children, including the most able, those with special educational needs and those for whom English is an additional language.

We follow the Inspire Curriculum which covers the requirements of the new 2014 National Curriculum through exciting and relevant topics which offer all pupils an engaging and stimulating learning experience.

Please click on the document beneath to access a copy of the topic overview for Years 1 – 6.

Each four week topic has a History, Geography or Science focus. Music, Art, R.E., Design Technology and Drama are linked to the topic as are Computing, English and French where applicable. Science is taught discreetly unless there are obvious connections to the overall class topic. Maths and Physical Education are taught discreetly.

Teachers produce plans based on the chosen topic using the year group skills ladders to guarantee progression and coverage. Launch’ days are planned at the beginning of each new topic to excite the children and inspire them to take ownership of their topic and pupils are encouraged to share their ideas and suggestions for activities and areas of study.

Teachers will update their class page on our website regularly to ensure that parents are fully informed about the topic and the children’s learning and will link to useful websites and ideas to support the topics. Teachers will also inform you of any trips or visits planned for the class.  Parents are encouraged to support their child by, for example, visiting the local library or using the internet to research topics.  Parents are also invited to come into school to share any relevant knowledge and skills with the children.

At Christ Church we also value extra-curricular learning experiences extremely highly and all pupils have the opportunity to participate in many clubs, afterschool activities, concerts and intra-school tournaments. For information on the different year groups’ topics and science areas please see the provisional curriculum overview:

THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE CURRICULUM

Prime Areas of Learning

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Self Confidence and Awareness

Managing Feelings & Behaviour

Managing Relationships

Communication and Language

Listening & Attention

Understanding

Speaking

Physical Development

Moving & Handling

Health & Self Care

Specific Areas of Learning

Literacy

Reading

Writing

Maths

Numbers

Space, Shape & Measures

Understanding The World

People & Communities

The World

Technology

Communities

Expressive Arts & Design

Exploring Media & Materials

Being Imaginative

KEY STAGE 1 and 2

National Curriculum

The National Curriculum applies to pupils of compulsory school age in community and foundation schools, including community special schools and foundation special schools, and voluntary aided and voluntary controlled schools.

Compulsory Subjects:

Religious Education (RE)

English

Maths

Science

Design & Technology

History

Geography

Art & Design

Music

Physical Education (PE)

Information Communication Technology (ICT)

Other Subjects:

Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

Modern Foreign Languages – French

If you would like to find out more information about our Curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact us at: office@christchurch.barnetmail.net.