At The Churchill School we are passionate about creating a successful curriculum for our children which is built on inspirational learning activities and high-quality teaching. It’s about creating a classroom environment that allows children to learn in a way that motivates and interests them all.
To support us with this we use the Cornerstone Curriculum, which has more than 70 'Imaginative Learning Projects' that help teachers teach and children learn. They are designed to give our teachers the chance to plan and structure lessons around our children, this allows us to create a curriculum that is unique to our school.
There are four key areas that teachers plan around for each topic – Engage –Develop – Innovate – Express.
At the ‘Engage’ stage, children:
inviting a special visitor into school
At the ‘Develop’ stage, children:
purposes and read across the curriculum
At the ‘Innovate’ stage, children:
At the ‘Express’ stage, children:
and the community
We are excited about the changes we have introduced to assessment. These move away from a conveyor-belt approach to levelling with the target of rapid progress onto the next stage. Instead the marriage between curriculum and assessment allows us to help children make the next steps and for us to track this progress in an environment that aims to ensure that children master curriculum concepts. Teachers will now be able to more accurately describe the strengths of your children in any given subject, whilst deepening and broadening their knowledge and skills.
If you have any questions about our curriculum and the work we do please contact the office and arrange to speak with your child's teacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.