The Foundation Curriculum
The Foundation Subjects are: History, Geography, Art, Music, PE, PSHE and Design & Technology.
Key Stage 2 children also learn French.
“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.
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.
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 carefully planned to ensure equality of access to all children.
Termly newsletters are sent to parents, listing the topics to be covered in each subject, to ensure that skills taught in school can be reinforced at home.
The Foundation subjects are informally assessed by teachers using a variety of methods. This information is then used to plan for the application of skills across the curriculum. Opportunities are then given to revisit skills to help children achieve greater depth in their learning. Foundation subjects are formally assessed annually and children’s progress and achievement is reported to parents.
Class teachers continually develop and improve their knowledge and skills, both through internal and external training and by sharing our expertise. In addition to our skilled class teachers, we offer specialist teaching in PE and Music.
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. Our curriculum is enhanced further by the provision of numerous after school clubs, including Little Mandarin, Italian, Coding, Cookery, Drama, Current Affairs, Art as well as many sporting clubs.
For more information on the Foundation Curriculum please see the attached overview documents.