A caring community, courageously learning, inspired to live life to the full.
At CCI our curriculum has been designed to ensure that every child can ‘Live life to the full’ by offering engaging learning experiences built upon our vision and 6 Christian values.
Through the information gathered from all stakeholders across our school community we have identified the main drivers for our curriculum as: caring and respecting ourselves and the environment. Equipping every child with the skills they need to be successful lifelong learners. Providing the opportunity to ignite their passions and broaden their strengths through a rich, varied and engaging curriculum drawing on local, national and global inspiration.
These identified curriculum drivers fit under the three parts of our vision.
Caring community: Friendship - Compassion
Courageously learning: Courage – Perseverance
Inspired to live life to the full: Thankfulness - Respect
We regularly review our curriculum to ensure that it continues to address the needs of our community. Our curriculum is taught in a three year cycle so that the whole school can be inspired in their learning through an engaging termly theme. Through our skills progression documents we ensure that all areas of the national curriculum and Early Years Statutory Framework are covered and objectives are repeated in order to embed the learning. Maths and English is taught daily including opportunities and specific teaching for reading. The foundation subjects are planned out across the year to make sure that the children experience every subject. In order for the children to gain a deeper understanding of a subject before moving on in their learning, we focus on History or Geography and one of the arts (Art or Design and Technology) each term. These are arranged according to the whole school termly theme so that the most meaningful links can be made. Through Religious Education (RE) and Personal, Social, Health, Education (PSHE), our vision and Christian values are explicitly taught and then woven through the wider curriculum. Through these particular subjects and the wider curriculum, the children are given the opportunity to reflect on what is important to them and to be curious and open minded when exploring life’s big questions.
As a school, we use the learning language of ELLI (Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory) and incorporate the seven strands of learning across the curriculum. Teachers make reference to the ELLI animals in their teaching and engineer opportunities to develop these skills within each lesson.
Additional learning opportunities such as theme related external visits, inspiring visitors, opportunities to performance, forest skills, swimming, gardening, cooking and scooter training all add to the fabric of our rich, varied and engaging curriculum offer.
We are constantly monitoring the impact of our curriculum based on our curriculum intent and we make changes to provision based on our findings.
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