We, at Cherrywood Community Primary School, believe that all children have the right to the best education possible, ensuring challenge for all at each child’s own level, through a varied and stimulating range of experiences and opportunities. Our curriculum allows children to learn through discovery, exploration, excitement and fun. The curriculum that we deliver meets all statutory requirements.

Curriculum Intent

National Curriculum

Early Years Foundation Stage

Cherrywood’s  Curriculum Overview

Cherrywood’s CPSHE Curriculum Overview

Cherrywood’s English and Maths Curriculum (Calculation Progression).  English and Maths blogs

How do we ensure that your child accesses a broad and rich curriculum?  Personal development blogs

RE syllabus used by Cherrywood 
Living Difference III, as the Agreed Syllabus for Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight, is the legal document to be followed for the teaching of religious education in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight schools.  You can find out the RE topics your child will be covering each half term on Cherrywood’s Curriculum Overview.

Teaching and Learning Policy

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Through the provision of rich and varied activities, we:img_2150

encourage the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all pupils

develop pupils’ capacity to learn and work independently and collaboratively

enable pupils to acquire and develop a broad range of knowledge, skills and understanding

equip pupils to respond positively to opportunities, challenge and responsibility

support pupils to think creatively and solve problems

Organisation of the Curriculum

The curriculum is taught through discrete subjects and linked “topic” areas where relevant. butser-4

Units of work are planned, usually of a half term duration. These are called Schemes of Work and contain the detail of the work to be covered with a progression of learning objectives.

Short Term Planning is carried out in detail for English and Maths using an agreed format on a weekly basis.

The children are taught in chronological age, mixed ability classes for most subjects.

Units of work are planned to ensure that the New National Curriculum 2014 Statutory Guidance is followed, interlinked with teacher expertise and specialism to harness relevant, experiential opportunities.

The RE scheme of work follows the Hampshire Agreed Syllabus – Living Difference.

The school follows the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc programme to deliever its phonics. Reading Pageliam

Opportunities to develop cultural diversity are sought to broaden children’s understanding and perspective.  

Roles and Responsibilities

The Headteacher has the responsibility for the leadership of the curriculum and delegates responsibility to key staff:

The Senior Leadership Team co-ordinates the work of the curriculum managers and, through dialogue and review with Curriculum Managers, ensures that the curriculum has progression and appropriate coverage.

Subject Managers (SMs) are responsible for ensuring that planning and resources are available. SMs are also responsible for ensuring that new teachers to the school are furnished with the necessary planning for their year group.

Class teachers ensure that the curriculum is taught in line with the ethos of the school and that assessment is undertaken to monitor progress and enable provision appropriate to all learners.

The Assessment Manager ensures that the progress of each pupil is tracked throughout the year, including analysis for ‘like’ groupings of children, especially those identified as Vulnerable.

The Governors monitor the success of the curriculum. In order to do so they need to :

Gain an understanding of the curriculum.

See the curriculum in action.

Have the opportunity to enter into professional dialogue with staff.

Identify the standards children should achieve by the end of the key stages.

Please contact the school directly if you require further information about our curriculum.