Curriculum

Curriculum

Click here to see some pictures from each class. 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.  Our curriculum intentions are set out in more detail here.

Children are taught English and Maths every day.  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.

Other subjects are taught through plans which are developped from the Edison Learning Connected Curriculum on a 2 year rolling programme detailed below.  The order of topics may be changed to suit current events or other circumstances.

The links below will take you to the Knowledge Organisers for the topic.  These documents outline the skills and knowledge for each topic and are shared with children and parents.

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Year 1/2

Dragonflies

Pride in Place – Year 1

Pride in Place Year 2

Victorians Year 1

Victorians Year 2

Space Paddington The Rainforest Our Summer

Year 2/3

Squirrels

Pride in Place Victorians Space Paddington The Rainforest Our Summer

Year 3/4

Robins

Pride in Place Victorians

Space

Paddington

-Anglo-Saxons

-Romans

-Ancient Greece

The Rainforest Our Summer

Year 5

Kingfishers

What’s Out There?

Britain at War

Britain at War

Mysterious Materials

 

Why would someone build a castle in England? Why don’t we build them now?

Who are we? Why do I live here?

Mini-Enterprise

Do we make the most of what is on our doorstep?

Year 6

Stags

What’s Out There?

Britain at War

Britain at War

Mysterious Materials

 

Why would someone build a castle in England? Why don’t we build them now?

Who are we? Why do I live here?

Mini-Enterprise

Do we make the most of what is on our doorstep?

             

A more detailled explanantion of the curriculum can be found here: Connected Curriculum Map

The Connected Curriculum is designed to be used as a starting point for exciting, engaging and motivating learning that we can continue to develop innovatively to suit the context of the Academy. Connections are made between the lives and heritage of our learners and our communities to create even greater relevance and to ensure our Academy curriculum meets the needs of our learners.

The Connected Curriculum recognises the value of a school providing a balance of thematic and discrete teaching with an emphasis on both knowledge and skills.

The Connected Curriculum is a structured framework of Learning Units. Foundation subjects History, Geography, D&T, Art, Music and the Core Subject Science are connected by theme and mapped to the requirements of The National Curriculum in England Framework Document (NC) for KS1 & KS2; the Early Years Foundation Stage Learning Units are aligned to the Development Matters guidance and statutory Early Learning Goals/Early Years Outcomes.

We continue to teach RE, PE and Languages mainly as discrete subjects but, where relevant, links are made to the Connected Curriculum Learning Units.  RE is taught following the Understanding Christianity and units from the Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education scheme. RE Statement of Entitlement

This year we have introduced Latin as our language as it will support children with their learning of English and Modern Foreign Languages later in their educational careers.  As this is a new language to us all, the children in Key Stage 2 have all started from the same point.  These new language skills will be built upon over the coming years.

Opportunities to develop the use of ICT as a tool to support learning in other curriculum areas and links to programming activities are detailed in the Learning Units.

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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