The School day:
The gates are open from 8:40am every morning.
Children should not arrive before that time.
Start of day - 8:55am
Reception end of day - 3:25pm
KS1 and KS2 end of day - 3:30pm
32.5 hours per week. This does not include breakfast and after-school club time.
At Churchfield we are committed to providing high standards of teaching and learning. We expect pupils to work hard to achieve their best. We use a variety of teaching styles and groupings to help them to learn.
Phonics is taught throughout EYFS and Key Stage 1 using the Essential Letters and Sounds scheme. When children are ready to move beyond phonically decodable books, we use Accelerated Reader: children read from a range of scheme and 'real' books.
English is taught every day and reading is key to everything we do at Churchfield. Children are taught the skills necessary to read and write at appropriate levels with high expectations for writing across all areas of the curriculum. English lessons are based around a Quality Text for each year group.
In Maths we follow the White Rose scheme of work as our starting point, though other resources are used to supplement this in response to the needs of the children.
Other areas of the curriculum are taught as discrete units, though where making connections helps learning, this is done. We use a mixture of commercially available plans alongside units developed ‘in-house’.
RE is taught following the Understanding Christianity and units from the Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education scheme.
Personal Social and Health Education, including Relationships and Sex Education, is taught using the Jigsaw Scheme of work, supplemented by other resources where needed. Examples of other resources used include No Outsiders in Our School and Votes for Schools.
Parents who wish to find out more about our curriculum are welcome to make an appointment to see Mr Lloyd, who leads overall on curriculum.