The curriculum is planned for Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2.
At all stages children learn, practice, combine, develop and refine a wide range of skills in their work across the curriculum. Opportunities for learning and teaching all these skills across the stages are identified in detailed planning. Learners are encouraged to reflect on what and how they have learnt, and how these skills can be applied to different subjects, different problems and real life situations.
We ensure that learners are challenged and that they experience a rich, exciting and relevant curriculum. Inclusion is central to the school aims and implicit in all areas of the curriculum.
Homework is seen as a valuable part of learning and study support facilities are provided for key stage 2 children.
We use two teaching approaches at Churwell, a cross curricular approach and a thematic approach.
Whichever approach is used, one of the main aims throughout is to provide for the child a relevant enjoyable and interesting experience, which can extend and nurture the innate curiosity they have about the world in which they live. The skills of observation, questioning, and communication as well as drawing, measuring and mapping skills, which we see as important and as such, place greatest emphasis upon.
"The school is developing it's good curriculum well to ensure that there are many more real life experiences to motivate pupils and promote learning."- Ofsted, January 2011.
Children in FS2 to Year 6 are also enrolled on the Mathletics online learning resource which can help and support children to enjoy and improve their maths at school and at home. They each have their own password to sign in which is available from the class teacher.