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Calverley CE Primary school have thoroughly researched the possibilities to enhance the ‘wider curriculum’. The SLT, Governors, Teaching Staff and other stakeholders have been consulted. Actions undertaken:

* reviewed Calverley CEs current provision

* visited schools with an established ‘outstanding curriculum’

* carried out research regarding curriculum development and change

* subject leaders given time to audit the current provision in their subject.

Our aim is to ensure that the wider curriculum enables children to experience a broad range of subjects which develops their subject knowledge and skills in a fun, engaging and stimulating way. We will give children memorable experiences and build upon their interests and aspirations. 

Calverley CE School will teach the individual subjects of the National Curriculum and make links between subjects where suitable when teaching 'topics'. (excluding English and Maths which will be taught separately, although may be linked to the theme of the topic).

The Curriculum will be taught in 'Blocked Units' of time per half term (excluding Maths, English, RE, PE - which will be taught at set times daily/weekly).

Each Year Group's curriculum can be viewed on the Curriculum overviews pages.

Age Related Expectations

The outcomes for children’s content learning have also been identified and progression of these skills has been planned for. The children revisit and develop skills and knowledge through the year and year on year as a result of a planned, 'spiralling skills' curriculum. The age related expectations for learning can be viewed in detail accessable from each of the curriculum subject pages.

Further to these curriculum outcomes (Age Related Expectations), engagement in learning outcomes were also developed so that they are at the core of the new, wider curriculum as well. 

Both these outcomes allow for the identification and planning of a progressive curriculum that is appropriately pitched for each year group.

In summary our outstanding curriculum:

1. is underpinned by aims, values and purpose

2. develops the whole person - knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes

3. is broad, balanced and has clear progression in subject knowledge and skills

4. is filled with rich first-hand purposeful experiences

5. is flexible and responsive to individual needs and interests

6. embeds the principle of sustainability

7. has an eye on the future and the needs of future citizens

8. encourages the use of environments and expertise beyond the classroom

9.makes meaningful links between areas of knowledge across the curriculum

10. has a local, national and international dimension

If you require any further information about our curriculum, please contact us at [email protected]

For further information:

* Government's National Curriculum - curriculum taught for years 1 to 6

* Development Matters Statements that outline the expected development stages in line with the themes of the EYFS

Equality and Diversity Curriculum

We ensure that at every level, in  all our work and through all aspects of the school community and its life, everyone will be treated equally, reflecting the Single Equality Act 2010. We will not discriminate against the protected characteristics: age, gender, gender identity,race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

In order to promote diversity and equality for all, we embed the teaching of equality and British Values through our Personal, Health, Social Education scheme. and our RE teaching. Further details of this can be found on the Curriculum page of the website.

We include all children in our planning for the curriculum.  Please see our Accessibility plan for further information.

Any curriculum areas that do not meaningfully fit with the topic plan are taught separately in stand-alone sessions.

The principles, aims and Long Term Plans for each curriculum area can be viewed by clicking on each curriculum subject.