The Foundation Curriculum

The Foundation Subjects are: History, Geography, Art, Music, PE, PSHE and Design & Technology.

Key Stage 2 children also learn French.

Mrs A Duffy

RSE lead (relationship and sex education)

Mrs C Kerr

Science Lead

Ms A Thomas

Joint Topic Lead
Joint History, Geography, Art, Design & Technology Lead

Ms M Loh

Joint Topic Lead
Joint History, Geography, Art, Design & Technology Lead

Mr L Fenlon

Computing Lead

Mrs G Jenson

PHSE Lead

Mrs K Smart

Music and MFL Lead

Ms K Brown

Music Teacher & Ensemble Lead
Choir, World Famous Corpus Christi Band, Samba Reggae, Royal Academy of Music Strings project.

Rationale

“The glory of God is a human being fully alive” (St Irenaeus)

This is the goal of the curriculum at Corpus Christi – to draw out the potential in each child to the full.

Delivering a rich, broad and balanced curriculum that engages, challenges and supports the needs of all our pupils is central to our Foundation Subject curriculum at Corpus Christi.  We aspire to inspire our children to reach their full potential. Our curriculum covers the National Curriculum standards and often goes beyond these. At Corpus Christi Primary School, we believe that our children deserve the best - both academically and personally.

Aims

Our Foundation curriculum, alongside our core curriculum, is designed to offer our children a deep, broad and balanced curriculum, which promotes the values necessary to live in our society today. We deliver the National Curriculum in a way which is appropriate to our city, our area and our school; a curriculum that offers rich opportunity and experience, to set firm foundations to promote a life-long love of learning. 

Our Curriculum

A detailed curriculum overview has been mapped out for each foundation subject across Key Stages 1 and 2.  As with English, Maths and Science, we teach four “elements of learning”: knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes – as the basis for planning learning experiences within each subject. Year-on-year, these are built upon ensuring progression through the school. Wherever possible, opportunities to apply English, Maths and Computing skills are planned into foundation subjects. Learning is always carefully planned to ensure equality of access to all children.

Class teachers continually develop and improve their knowledge and skills, both through internal and external training and by sharing their expertise. In addition to our skilled class teachers, we offer specialist teaching in PE, Music and French.

Our curriculum is enhanced and enriched by carefully planned school trips and visits taking advantage of our location to expose to children to the full range of historical and cultural experiences London has to offer. We welcome many visitors to share their expertise and knowledge including theatre groups, authors, artists, sports persons, musicians, parents, governors, and community and parish members. We also provide numerous after school clubs, including Little Mandarin, Italian, Coding, Cookery, Drama, Current Affairs, Art as well as many sporting clubs.

Topic Overview

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