Curriculum - The school's approach
The Chilton Curriculum centres on vocabulary and the retention of knowledge. The National Curriculum is taught discreetly and linked through key themes and gives opportunities for children to connect their learning and apply their increasing vocabulary. The curriculum complies with our duties in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 to ensure our curriculum is accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs.
Vocabulary and knowledge are sequenced and connected to existing knowledge through meaningful connections. The schemes chosen to support planning are evidence based and updated as a result of research.
Key fundamental knowledge such as phonics, handwriting and arithmetic are taught systematically throughout the school, to ensure that children can access the wider curriculum. We support children to keep up from the start and close any learning gaps quickly, using targeted sessions to ensure that all children have the key knowledge they need to access the wider curriculum.
Our thorough curriculum planning and selection of teaching resources seeks to broaden children’s cultural capital. This is through educational visits, experiences and learning from the local environment. We seek to broaden children’s cultural and social experiences and believe that our children should be tolerant, respectful and understanding of individuals of all faiths and backgrounds.
The school values ‘Respect, Believe, Achieve’ are woven throughout our school and form an expectation for pupils, staff and parents. Fostering positive relationships with families has been central to the success of our pupils in helping to build positive relationships and raise aspirations.
If you would like further information about the curriculum, please contact the school office. 01449 612928