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Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Intent

We have designed a knowledge-engaged curriculum for our children: we place great importance on the development of both knowledge and skills.  Our curriculum has been designed to provide sequenced small-step learning to ensure all children make progress across a range of subjects. We use a spiral approach: revisiting topics and skills at a greater depth each time helping us to build upon prior knowledge. Our teachers understand the importance of memory using our teaching and learning policy to ensure children secure knowledge in their long-term memory.

Our learning journey is built upon our core values: Ready. Respectful. Resilient. These shape our behaviour and help us to be effective learners. They are taught explicitly through whole-school assemblies and are the foundation of our behaviour policy.

As a community, we place great importance in the development of three further values that thread through the learning journey at LCPS: Courage, Empathy and Integrity. These values help us to be bold and take risks, to understand and help others, to be honest and moral individuals.

 

At Little Chalfont Primary School, we provide a practical and challenging approach to maths and science to complement the exciting and detailed English provision. Specialised teachers provide unique opportunities in DT, French and music. Enrichment is at the heart of what we do: we use Chromebooks to blog and code; we nurture our chickens and use their eggs in our cooking lessons; we enjoy sport in our X-Games and compete against other schools; we utilise our school grounds managing the pond and planting trees and we immerse our community in British Science Week.

 

We enjoy reading and have many parent helpers who support us. We use Bug Club Phonics to structure the way we learn to read, using the software and e-books to learn in the classroom and at home. We use the Oxford Reading Tree scheme to supplement our reading and help us develop into independent readers.

 

For more information about any aspects of our curriculum, please contact the school office (01494 762109 / office@littlechalfont.bucks.sch.uk) for the attention of Mr Morey, Deputy Headteacher and Curriculum Lead.

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