Curriculum

Curriculum

Click here to see some pictures from each class from last year. Click here for Early Years information.

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 Jolly Phonics scheme.  The Academy uses Accelerated Reader.  Books from a range of reading schemes are included in this and children read from a range of levels know as the Zone of Proximal Development or ZPD.

English is taught every day and reading is key to everything we do at Churchfield.  Children are taught the skills necssary to read and write at appropropriate levels with high expectations for writing across all areas of the curriculum.  English lessons are based around a Quality Text for each year group and we are currently developing which texts are used at which point of children’s education journey through Churchfield.

In Maths we follow the White Rose scheme of work as our starting point, though other resources are used to suplement 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. RE Statement of Entitlement

This document shows how the curriculum is organised across Key Stage 1 and 2.

Parents who wish to find out more about our curriculum are welcome to make an appointent to see Mr Lloyd, who leads overall on curriculum.

As part of our teaching of relationships and equalities we use the No Outsiders in our School programme.  This approach uses a range of different picture and story books to raise issues of acceptance of difference in all walks of life.

We use Votes for Schools across Key Stage 1 and 2.  It allows for structured discussion on current national and global issues.  At the end of each session the children are able to vote to give their opinions.  These results are collected and can be compared to results from schools across the country.

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