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Eastchurch CofE Primary School

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4.13

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Curriculum Information

Our Vision

 

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.

Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage

The National Curriculum Y1-Y6

 

To download the National Curriculum please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum

 

Eastchurch Curriculum

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.

 

Our Wider Curriculum

 

The Governors and staff at Eastchurch believe that a key role for primary education is to prepare pupils for a happy and successful next stage of their education and later life. Our Wider Curriculum is geared to achieving our goal of ensuring that our pupils are ‘Ready for Life’ because the school firstly teaches and embeds the required knowledge and skills at each year group level, and then provides each child with the opportunity to apply what they have been taught in the form of investigative problem-solving scenarios. Wherever possible these are related to the world outside of the classroom.

 

While we have the highest of expectations for our pupils within the classroom, this is only a part of the learning experience that we offer. We believe in providing a breadth of opportunities for our pupils that will give them the best possible foundations to carry forward into the next stage of their education.

 

We do our utmost to maximise success for all children by giving them the best teaching and learning experiences. We use a range of teaching methods to suit the needs of the children and the subjects being taught. The core subjects are taught both stand alone and as part of our creative curriculum in which the foundation subjects are taught as part of a themed termly topic.

 
Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC) Development

At Eastchurch, we recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs; spiritual awareness; high standards of personal behaviour; a positive caring attitude towards other people; an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. This is embedded throughout all aspects of school life. ​

Science - Progression across the school (building knowledge and skills)

Physical Education - Progress across the school (building knowledge and skills)

Art and Design - Progression across the school (building knowledge and skills)

Languages - Progress across the school (building knowledge and skills)

Music - Progression across the school (building knowledge and skills)

History - Progress across the school (building knowledge and Skills)

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