At Chester-le-Street CE Primary school our curriculum is designed to promote wisdom, foster active engagement, instil a wide vocabulary and enable pupils to transfer their basic skills. This is a shared curriculum intent which reflects high ambitions for all. Our Core Christian values of hope, respect, compassion, peace and forgiveness are the foundation for this intent, preparing children to learn within a harmonious environment underpinned by God’s love.
Our curriculum combines both thematic and discrete subject teaching. The timetable is carefully considered to ensure that pupils experience a broad range of learning opportunities and that the curriculum is not narrowed.
The following subjects are taught discretely:
- Physical Education
- Religious Education
- Modern Foreign Languages
The following subjects are taught thematically:
- History or Geography
- Design Technology
Each termly plan has a core curriculum driver taken from either a History or Geography programme of study. The curriculum is sequenced according to a two year cycle in order to accommodate differing class structures between single and mixed aged.
Curriculum delivery is planned around a thought-provoking ‘hook in’ question which encourages a sense of curiosity in our pupils. Independence and resilience are encouraged through the involvement of pupils in uncovering new information for themselves to reach an answer.
You can view or download the curriculum plans for 2019-2020 by clicking the links below:
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Chester-le-Street CE Primary School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
You may need a product like Adobe Reader (free download) to view our PDF documents on our website.