At Corpus Christi we deliver a broad and balanced curriculum, which is based around a variety of topics throughout the academic year. All foundation subjects are taught as discrete subjects following the National Curriculum; links are continually made to the core subjects.
“The curriculum is exceptional because it provides captivating and exciting learning opportunities which engage and motivate pupils. Links between subjects support pupils’ wider understanding and creative links are made across topics.”
Ofsted Report, January 2010
As a school, we continually review our provision and respond to local and national events, enabling the children to gain a greater understanding of the wider world. Most recently, the children have explored, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Centenary of World War I and the Olympics.
We believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day. Our aim is for our children to develop a love of learning and make the most of every opportunity.
Through our school values, (FAMILY) we teach respect for others; resilience in dealing with life’s challenges and taking responsibility for our own actions. We believe in service and create opportunities for children to lead and serve their school and our wider community.
We celebrate the success of all children and constantly reflect and review our practice to ensure the highest quality of learning and opportunities.
From Year One, children are invited to give a talk to their class on a topic of their choice. The talks last between ten and twenty minutes, and are given once a year on a date set by the class teacher. Topics covered are chosen by the children to reflect their own interests, talents and hobbies.
Children often bring in props or Google slides or PowerPoint presentations which help to bring their talks to life. The talks are highly valuable in developing children’s speaking, language and confidence, and are thoroughly enjoyed by the class and staff alike.