At Corpus Christi, we provide a creative and enriching curriculum that meets the needs of every child, so they develop the skills to become lifelong learners
Recently, we introduced our new ‘Learning Challenge Curriculum’. The Learning Challenge concept promotes independence, ‘deep thinking’ and encourages children to learn, using a question as a starting point.
Children are taught Mathematics, English, Science, R.E and P.E discretely, with most of the foundation subjects being taught through Imaginative Learning Projects. This has helped bring our curriculum, our teaching and most importantly, the children’s learning, to life. Each Learning Project has a theme and promotes a cross-curricular, skills based approach to learning. Teaching and learning takes place within the following framework:
The topic is introduced, providing the children with a memorable experience that contextualises their future learning.
Learning opportunities are delivered to help children develop their creative thinking, articulate their ideas and promote deeper thinking.
Children have the opportunity to share and celebrate what they have learned, within school and in the learning community.
Our EYFS curriculum is child centred and reflects childrens' interests and natural enthusiasm. Children are actively involved in the decision making process of their chosen theme, which also follows the structure of the Imaginative Learning Projects.
Enterprise, diversity and emotional awareness are inter woven into our curriculum, preparing our children for life in the twenty first century.
The thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of our pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development enables pupils to thrive.
At Corpus Christi, we think it is very important that our pupils develop a strong sense of Christian values and principles in synchrony with core British values. Through our Imaginative Learning Projects, 'Life Smart' programme of study and religious teaching, we equip our children with a mature, respectful and senstitive appreciation for difference and diversity within a multi-cultural and multi-faith society. Children are given opportunities to develop critical personal skills which challenge prejudice and discriminatory behaviour.
We inculate a deeply embedded appreciation of the values of fairness and democracy through our humanities and PSHE curriculum as well as through our School Council, in which children, have a voice in decision making. Our children are also encouraged to be aware of their links to the local parish, the wider community and Britain as a country, as well as having a global understanding of the world around them.
We also provide a curriculum that encompasses the distinctive nature of Catholic Education and allows our children to live out the Gospel values, made explicit in our Mission Statement. We believe our strong ethos, helps our children graduate from Corpus Christi School with the values and virtues required to help them succeed as responsible, caring citizens in a rapidly changing society.
We also recognise the crucial role our parents play in their children’s learning and development and we aim to provide an environment that fosters close partnerships with parents, carers and the wider community. Our well established Family Academy, actively encourages parents to participate in curriculum workshops to support their child’s learning and School was recently awarded the Leading Parent Partnership Award.