Through a journey of faith and exploration, we strive to enable all to grow as resilient life-long learners who value themselves and others. Rooted in God's love and our Christian values, we are a nurturing, inclusive community where all can flourish and achieve their full potential.
Eastchurch is committed to providing opportunities for children its children, which equip them to be good role models and citizens of the world. We recognise that we are all life-long learners and through upholding our values of respect, love and courage, we promote high expectations and resilience.
We recognise and celebrate success and effort, by encouraging our community to take risks within their learning that will enable them to learn and challenging themselves so that they can achieve the very best.
Our Learning Environment
At Eastchurch, we believe that our learning environment should be engaging and inspiring for all members of our community, and we are committed to developing and maintaining the highest quality environment to help raise standards and enhance our rich and varied curriculum.
Our environment for learning guidance is underpinned by our school values and we therefore have very clear guidelines and expectations for how our environments are established and maintained. All staff are expected to evaluate and maintain the quality of their learning environments in order to inspire and encourage the best outcomes for our children and to show that their learning and work is valued.
The aims of our Foundation Stage
- To enable all children to be happy, confident and independent learners
- To provide high quality education and care
- To inspire a love of learning
- To develop key learning skills such as personal and social, listening and attention, communication and self-care
- To encourage children to co-operate and learn together
- To develop the necessary skills in preparation for the Key Stage 1 curriculum
The National Curriculum Y1-Y6
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Eastchurch curriculum has a focus on building upon knowledge and skills which enables all to thrive as resilient life-long learners. Teachers use several resources to support in planning which meets the requirements of the National Curriculum in inspiring ways. Themed learning is provided by Cornerstones and high quality texts are provided by Power of Reading. The themed learning takes shape by introducing the children to a theme through the use of a hook during an engage event. An example of this is Year 6 engaged with a World War 2 workshop which immersed them in experiences throughout the day which included handling genuine WW2 artefacts and finding out about the lives of a soldier, ARP Warden and Fire Patrol. They will end their topic with an Express Event. This year they will dress up as Evacuees and participate with activities which immerse them in 'real life' activities.
We follow the ‘Understanding Christianity’ Curriculum for all of our RE teaching and encourage creative inspiring planning which will engage the children with active, cross curricular learning opportunities.