Our vision is to provide a caring and nurturing environment, where everyone is given opportunities to learn, discover and grow in our changing world. We will live out our Christian values of Respect, Hope, Love, Forgiveness, Trust and Honesty and strive to guide our community into leading fruitful lives, learning from Jesus’s teachings, to love themselves and one another in order to achieve success.
Our curriculum offer
Our broad, rich curriculum at Cleeve Prior C of E Primary School promotes a thirst for knowledge and understanding and a love of learning. Our distinctly Christian vision is at the heart of all we do. Our curriculum is planned and sequenced in order to build knowledge and skills throughout the school, providing opportunities for all pupils to achieve success. Our curriculum has been structured to allow pupils to make links between subjects and themes and builds upon key concepts and vocabulary. It has a positive impact on all pupils’ behaviour and safety, developing their resilience, confidence and independence and helping them to know how to keep physically and mentally healthy. We aim for children to leave our school equipped to be respectful, tolerant, active citizens who contribute positively to society and have a clear understanding of fundamental British and Christian values. The curriculum we have constructed at Cleeve Prior C of E Primary School has been designed to equip all learners with the knowledge, skills and cultural capital they are entitled to and need in order to succeed.
The curriculum comprises:
- The formal curriculum defined by the National Curriculum and the EYFS Curriculum.
- Computing is taught using NCCE Teaching Computing Scheme of work.
- The school uses the Worcestershire agreed syllabus for planning and delivering Religious Education.
- The PSHE curriculum is based on the HeartSmart Scheme and My Happy MInd.
- RSE is delivered through Goodness and Mercy (from the Church of England).
- Music lessons (drumming) are provided weekly by Severn Arts for Key Stage 2 pupils and Charanga scheme by Severn Arts (EYFS/KS1)
- Forest school is provided weekly by Forest School Learning Initiative
- Swimming lessons are provided for all pupils for two terms
- A Modern Foreign Language (French) taught to all Key Stage 2 pupils.
We implement our vision and curriculum intent in the following ways:
- Developing creative, immersive, termly or half-termly (in EYFS/KS1) learning themes in order to make learning meaningful and enjoyable.
- A supportive and nurturing environment encouraging pupil achievement.
- A broad and balanced curriculum covering all subjects.
- A progressive skills document forming the foundation of the delivery and assessment of each subject.
- The teaching of phonics, developing early reading and reading for pleasure is a high priority throughout the school.
- High-quality and appropriate resources to support teaching and learning.
- Use of a range of high-quality texts to enhance learning and promote a love of reading.
- Provision for the safe use of technology to support learning.
- Specialist teaching in Music
- Using cross-curricular links and opportunities to ensure pupils can transfer and apply the skills they develop.
- Pastoral support to nurture and develop our pupils
- A range of school trips and visitors to enrich the curriculum.
- Regular theme days to bring learning to life.
- Suitable-differentiated tasks to ensure all children can access the curriculum content.
- Maximising opportunities for outdoor learning
- Pupil and parent voice encouraged and respected
- Participation in sporting events, organised by Worcestershire School Games
- Visitors to school – eg: parents who share their skills and work experiences, religious leaders, drama groups, musicians. sports people
- Competitions – eg: sporting, annual writing competition
- Themed Weeks/Days – eg: Chinese New Year, Diwali, Royal Weddings and other events
- Assemblies – children present their learning to parents and carers.
- Performance opportunities – eg: Christmas performances, musical concerts, Young Voices, KS2 perfomance, carol service
Children are encouraged to take on additional roles of responsibility in school:
- House Captains
- School Council
- Eco committee
- Worship crew
- Classroom Monitors
- Sports Captains / Playground Leaders
- By responding to the challenge provided by our curriculum, working independently, critically thinking and persevering our children strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives, in and out of the classroom.
- Providing our children with a challenging curriculum and activities that push them out of their comfort zone will build resilience and a life-long love of learning.
- Our school will be a place where everyone celebrates the success of others and where all members of our school community are proud of our school; of the work they produce and of themselves.
- Our children work and play together successfully and productively in our school family.
- All members of our school community are healthy, both physically and mentally so that when they face difficult challenges they have physical and mental strength to be successful and happy.
- We have a culture of aspiration and achievement for all children by providing an information and experience rich curriculum and by celebrate success.
- Our children will show empathy and understanding of difference and become tolerant of the diverse range of people they encounter.