The Curriculum at Castle Camps
Castle Camps Church of England (V.C.) Primary School is committed to meeting the requirements of the new primary curriculum from September 2014.
We have updated our schemes of work to reflect the content and challenge of the new curriculum. Teachers have received training in the key areas of curriculum change and we are ready to provide outstanding provision for all our pupils. We have developed a new and exciting curriculum that meets the requirements of the latest National Curriculum review.
Underpinned by a strong Christian foundation, our curriculum continues to ensure that the learning of children at Castle Camps Primary School is meaningful and benefits from a specific focus on the core requirements of the English and Mathematics curriculum. The essential skills of numeracy and literacy form part of the everyday organisation of classroom activities and are part of every week’s work. Weekly spelling, handwriting, tables, Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFS), writing, reading, speaking and listening are essential activities that provide a basic structure to the week. This helps children to become fluent in the use of English, and competent in the understanding and application of Mathematics. It is our aim that pupils leave Castle Camps equipped with the skills necessary to contribute to society and lead happy, healthy lives. Values such as responsibility, respect, love and forgiveness permeate all that we do.
In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 and 2, we use the International Primary Curriculum as the basis for our cross-curricular themes, and this is followed throughout the whole school. We have found that this enriches pupils' learning and encourages them to look towards the wider society, giving them an international aspect.
Our 2014 curriculum will set the highest standards for pupil achievement and academic excellence, but will be taught with consideration given to the needs of all learners.