Callow End Curriculum
Callow End CE Primary School Curriculum Intent
At Callow End we provide a welcoming, safe, supportive environment and have high aspirations for our pupils. As part of this vision we aim to offer a curriculum which is rich, broad and balanced and which includes a wide variety of learning opportunities both within and outside the classroom.
Our school curriculum comprises all the learning and other experiences that we plan for our pupils and includes the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. It is broadly organised into themes and topics so that meaningful cross-curricular links can be made and is planned to meet the needs and interests of the pupils. We have high expectations of key English and Maths skills and these are also embedded across the wider curriculum.
Our focus on the use of high calibre texts across the curriculum allows our pupils to explore high quality writing in every genre and we encourage all our pupils to become fluent, enthusiastic, life-long readers.
As a small village school we offer a caring and supportive environment based on our core Christian values, however we also recognise the importance of preparing our pupils for their future and for life in the wider world. We are therefore outward looking and aim to develop transferable skills such as resilience, co-operation, reflection and critical thinking. A variety of enrichment opportunities and experiences prepare our pupils for the responsibilities and experiences of later life.
We also work hard to ensure that the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils. Our core Christian values are based on the teaching of the Bible and are interwoven into all aspects of school life. Linked to these are our teaching of fundamental British values, our work in PSHCE, RE and the provision of opportunities for increased wellbeing and spirituality.
Our fantastic outdoor facilities enable us to provide a wealth of learning in the natural environment including woodland school, sporting activities, adventurous exploration, mud kitchens, gardening , science activities, spirituality and well-being.
For more detail on what each year group will be learning, please see our Curriculum Plans: