At Chetwynd Junior School our aim is to develop our children into the scientists, historians, geographers and artists of the future with our carefully thought out content and ambitious curriculum design. We understand it is vital for every child to succeed academically, but that they also need to develop well both personally and socially if they are going to lead fulfilled and happy professional and personal lives. Subject leaders have worked collaboratively to design a progressive curriculum that is well organised and planned to ensure our teaching not merely covers the national curriculum expectations, but achieves a depth of learning which enables the children to use their knowledge skills and understanding in all subjects. This ensures that children are able to revisit and retrieve previous learning, which allows them a deeper understanding of the key knowledge skills and processes within subjects. We take the time each half term to include an arts week, which allows children the opportunity to immerse themselves in these subjects and develop their knowledge and skills in depth.
At Chetwynd Junior School we understand our school context and the benefits and issues this creates for the children in our care. Our knowledgeable and skillful teachers ensure that through quality first teaching, every child is included in all subjects by ensuring their needs are met in the classroom. Our teachers have an excellent understanding of our pupils and use careful analysis and discussion about their backgrounds, life experiences and culture to help us to design a curriculum offer that celebrates their strengths and helps to enhance and widen experiences that they may or may not have outside of school. As a staff, we have designed and planned our provision to include a range of experiences that contribute to every child receiving a full, rich and broad curriculum, offering many clubs, trips, residential visits and experiences. We do not narrow the curriculum at Chetwynd Junior School because we believe that every child is entitled to experience both the artistic and physical pleasures that the wide range of curriculum subjects provide. We believe our pupils will be ready to successfully meet the challenges of the next stage of their education and their lives.
The range of experiences we offer support our children academically, but we also ensure that their spiritual, moral, social and cultural needs are met. At Chetwynd Junior School, we are privileged to be able to provide dedicated Wellbeing Sessions which also supports and enhance our PSHE curriculum. We are incredibly proud of our curriculum and the experiences we are able to provide our children who in turn demonstrate how they are incredibly proud of their school, their British Values and the diverse society to which they belong and play an active part. We are delighted to see our children growing in confidence and self-belief. This will help them to lead a happy and fulfilled life by encouraging them to always aim high and work towards achieving their aspirations.
Please find below information on the National Curriculum taught at Chetwynd Junior School.
For further information please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum