Childs Hill & Claremont Federation
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Curriculum Overview

Our curriculum at Claremont Primary School is as easy as... ABC!

We believe all young people have a bright future ahead of them and we know that it is our job to help them get there.  By making sure they know their ABC, we offer every single child a bright future.

Foundation of Learning and Development: The CHC curriculum is designed to lay the foundations, the academics and developmental knowledge and skills, that students will build upon in later stages of their education. 

ABC - Holistic Development: Our curriculum aims to promote the holistic development of students, encompassing not only academic but also social, emotional, and physical development. It gives children knowledge to allow them to develop a broad range of skills and competencies.

A - Core Knowledge and Skills: It introduces students to essential subjects like language. Reading - we follow RWInc and our own guided reading scheme. Writing - we follow TfW approach. Communication - we insist on SEN and EAL friendly QFT, quality PSHE lessons and have begun developing oracy. In mathematics and science we follow the White Rose programme of study. These subjects are fundamental for more advanced learning in the future. We encourage the development of critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and reasoning. These skills are vital for our children to process and explain their learning and have a positive mindset. We also have a very well structured and progressive Computing Curriculum embedded in all KSs. 

B - Fostering Well-being: Recognising the importance of our children’s physical and emotional well-being, our Being ME curriculum and restorative values teaches and reinforces the importance of health, fitness, and mental well-being. 

C - Creativity: We value creativity highly and have developed a curriculum which encourages creative teaching and creativity in our children. Engaging our learners in an immersive approach to our subjects helps our pupils understand culture and society, locally and in the wider world. This comes from our teaching of history, geography, RE and MfL. Creative thinking is further enriched in our DT, art, music, dance and drama.  

Values and Attitudes: Ethical and Moral Development: We ARE community - our values and ethos support our children to develop a sense of responsibility, empathy, and moral judgment. We encourage pupils to have a voice and to use it. We have a duty to shape young minds and instill the values and attitudes which will give them the moral compass for a successful future. We do this specifically in some lessons and indirectly in others, choices we make as we plan in all subjects play an important role in this. 

Promoting a Love for School Life and Learning: Our approach to caring for, nurturing and teaching our children engenders a love of learning and curiosity. We aim to make coming to school enjoyable and engaging and to see our pupils make a successful transition into secondary school. 

Assessment and Evaluation: We have developed approaches and systems for assessing and evaluating pupil’s progress, ensuring that they are all making progress  and identifying areas where additional support or challenge is needed.