Walking together in the light of the Lord, we aim to create a supportive and safe environment where we encourage each other to be the best we can be. At Churchfield we learn to take pride in our successes and aspire to make a positive difference for ourselves, the local community, and the wider world.
At Churchfield C.E. Primary Academy 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.
At Churchfield we educate our children for the future, enabling them to develop as confident, independent, well-balanced individuals who care about their community and the wider world, and want to look after it. The children leave Churchfield with a life-long love of learning.
We are committed to providing a wide range of opportunities to inspire children, whatever their interests or talents. Children, teachers, and parents are enthused by our curriculum which aims to be challenging, diverse, broad and exciting. We make learning fun and relevant. We make continuing investment in providing a stimulating and effective learning environment with recent projects including our wonderful new library, updating out IT equipment and resources, and developing outdoor areas.
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’.
To discover more about each individual subject please click below:
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.