Whole School Thematic Curriculum


The curriculum is the total of all the learning experiences provided by the school for your child. We aim to provide a broad, balanced curriculum at all stages of your child’s development through which your child will be able to reach their full potential and develop their individual talents, interests and skills.

Staff use the programmes of study laid down in the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as the basis for planning the children’s education, whilst making the curriculum as meaningful as possible. Download a PDF of the Primary National Curriculum here

We use a topic or themed approach to make links between different subjects as we believe that this makes learning relevant and enjoyable. We also use the local environment and educational visits to enhance the children’s engagement and understanding. We are committed to developing children’s skills for learning alongside personal and social skills.

As children move through the school they will progress through three phases of learning (Discovery, Exploration and Challenge). Each stage is firmly rooted in the expectations of the school vision and a description of the intended outcome for children at each stage is shown below.Charlesworth Vision Statement v2






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