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At Calow Church of England (VC) Primary School, we want to challenge, inspire and enable all our children to do amazing things. We have developed a rich, broad and balanced curriculum, designed to give children the knowledge, understanding, skills, vocabulary and behaviours for learning which will benefit them now and in the future.
We aim to instil a life-long love of learning and equip our pupils to play a positive and active role in modern Britain. We meet and exceed the requirements of the National Curriculum (2014), tailoring it to meet the needs of our learners. Our curriculum is designed for deep learning, using evidence-based pedagogy.
Our school is one in which every aspect of a child’s education is important. We want all our children to feel successful and happy, and to see life as an adventure, full of opportunities for taking and giving. We want them to enjoy and make the most of their time at school, setting them up well for the future.
We believe that children’s wellbeing is of paramount importance, and we are committed to promoting, developing and supporting their mental and physical health.
As a Church of England school, we aim for all our children to develop a sense of mystery and wonder. We enable them to gain an understanding of Christian values and the teaching of Jesus Christ and to explore their own spirituality.
We explore and celebrate the heritage and history of our area, and also wish to encourage our pupils to look outwards, set high aspirations for themselves and open their eyes to the wide variety of opportunities potentially available to them as they grow up.
We want our children to contribute positively to society, and fully understand the democratic process and their rights and responsibilities as global citizens and guardians of the Earth.
We believe in enrichment through culture, including learning outside the classroom and putting on special events within school; we have designed our curriculum and programme of activities with this in mind. We aim to introduce our children to a broad range of music, literature and art, helping them to develop their own interests and passions based on experience.
We recognise our important duty to increase children’s understanding and appreciation of diversity, in all its forms, and to celebrate difference through our curriculum.
Information on helping your child with reading can be downloaded here:
The Curriculum Newsletters for the Summer Term 1 2019 can be viewed here:
Curriculum Newsletters for Spring Term 2 2019:
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Curriculum Newsletters for Autumn Term 2 2018:
Curriculum Newsletters for Autumn Term 1 2018:
For further information about our curriculum, please speak to your child's class teacher.