At Coddington C of E Primary and Nursery School we believe in developing the whole child. Through our teaching we aim to equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices about the important things in their lives and to provide them with high quality learning experiences that lead to a consistently high level of pupil achievement. We maintain that learning should be challenging and exciting for everyone. We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences, embedded in high expectations, help children to lead happy and rewarding lives. This will lead to aspirations and high ambitions in their future lives.
Our curriculum is based on three key principles:
- Our curriculum is sequential and based on the information pupils should know at certain points.
- Children will know more and remember more.
- The curriculum allows pupils opportunities to model the school values and an understanding of the diverse world in which we live.
The national curriculum: Key stage 1 and 2 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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We believe that children learn best when they can engage with a knowledge-rich curriculum at depth as well as breadth. Our curriculum will enable pupils to remember more of the knowledge they learn, building upon their prior learning and experiences. They will be able to relate their learning to our school values (Respect, Cooperation, Love, Friendship, Responsibility, Happiness and Honesty).
Our curriculum is inclusive, allowing all pupils to access the concepts at a level that challenges them to make at least expected progress.
Children’s ability to read fluently and with confidence is essential in enabling pupils to access the curriculum. Phonics and early reading are core priorities of our curriculum.
Children’s fluency and confidence in Maths is also essential in enabling learners to thrive.
We aim for all pupils to build aspirations, identify talents and know available possibilities for their future lives.
We want pupils to recognise and celebrate the diversity existing in our world and instil pride in individuality.
We want pupils to assess and initiate things independently, empowering them to act and be responsible for their own learning about which they can clearly state and explain their opinions.
All children will explore ‘big questions’ through discussions about spirituality, religion and ethics.
Curriculum Overview for each Year Group
We follow the Read Write Inc scheme in our daily phonics practice. We are supported by the Witham St Hughs English Hub and we are keen to ensure our phonics provision is outstanding for all.
We provide the children with decodable phonics books, following the Read Write Inc scheme, weekly for home reading. We also provide the children with additional books, with a range of genres, to enhance our ‘Reading for Pleasure’ offer at Coddington. We are passionate about making sure every child becomes a life -long reader.
Curriculum Progression documents