At Carterton Primary School we deliver an inclusive, broad and rich curriculum which provides our pupils with engaging, meaningful learning experiences to inspire, enthuse and challenge our children.
Our curriculum aims to identify opportunities for all pupils to apply their core knowledge and skills in English, Mathematics and Science across a range of subject areas.
Our topics are frequently planned around a theme linked either either through Science/Geography/History or through a text to promote a pleasure in reading and learning.
We aim to prepare our pupils for life in modern British society by fostering in them attitudes and qualities which will enable them to become confident, caring, respectful and responsible citizens.
Carterton Primary pupils are given a voice and involved in planning and decision making through School Council and Pupil Voice questionnaires. Our children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning in a variety of ways such as peer and independent learning opportunities. In doing so, we intend to foster a lifelong love of learning.
We also pride ourselves that we are here to help with the development of the whole child - from academic to social and emotional development. We are excited this year, to be developing this further through the Commando Joe's program. Over the course of the year children will undertake a series of missions linked to important characters or events. These missions will help the children to develop in 7 key areas - Resilience, Empathy, Self-Awareness, Passion, Excellence, Communication and Teamwork - all combine to create the RESPECT framework - teachers and children alike are encouraged to develop these skills, with support, and also to look for examples that they have either displayed to others - or have seen in others. During the missions the children get the chance to shine in areas they may not otherwise have had the opportunity to experience - leadership, problem solving, trial and improvement etc.... The RESPECT theme is also referred to in lessons to reinforce when the children have displayed these elements.
We are also developing 'child led' blocks of work - in alternate terms to the Commando Joe's program, children will make the decisions, as a class, as to what topic they want to study. They will be involved in the decision making process and then work with teachers to map out the intended learning so that it is still focused and meaningful.
We hope that these experiences and being involved in the direction their learning can take will help to embed the value of learning, the appreciation of success following challenge and the spirit of supporting one another in the process.
We also encourage our pupils to engage in a range of extra-curricular activities across a range of areas to encourage children to develop new skills and interests, create new friendships, resilience and teamwork.
At Carterton Primary School our classes are organised into three phases:
Early Years Foundation Stage: ages 3-5 (F3, F2 and F1)
Key Stage 1: ages 5-7 (Years 1-2)
Key Stage 2: ages 7-11 (Years 3-6)
For further information about individual classes please click on their class pages.
Across the course of the year we offer quality first teaching across the curriculum. In addition to this there are opportunities to develop other aspects to learning - this could be a class trip to see historical artefacts first hand, a sports event, residential trip or a club where children can take part in something they have an additional interest in.
Many of our activities involve the whole school whereas some are more suited to either individual classes or Key Stage.
Please take a look at our overview and if you are interested in offering a visit or a club then please do get in touch.