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Our Curriculum

Our CPS Curriculum


We have a motivating and stimulating curriculum which encourages children to ask questions, become increasingly independent learners, collaborate with others and to be aspirational. We use the curriculum as a way of ensuring that learning is meaningful and engaging for children. Thought and planning has gone into each of our curriculum areas to allow for concept progression and links. There is an emphasis on vocabulary and reading between subjects. Learning is not wholly about the academic but also about developing values and sharing exciting experiences. Our Commando Joe values of respect, resilience, empathy, self awareness, positivity, excellence, communication and teamwork are threaded through our broad and balanced curriculum.  Our Curriculum is fully inclusive and ensures all children, regardless of ability or background, have the knowledge and cultural capital to be successful members of society.



In order to deliver a sequence of learning to the children, our teachers have a solid understanding of the steps in learning that need to be covered and understand how to make it engaging and accessible to all the learners. 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. Teachers plan to ensure that they teach the “right thing” to the “right child” at the “right time” in the “right way”.

An engaging environment is key so children can focus on learning. We use a 'hook' to draw children into the learning. This could be a dinosaur egg in the playground, the classroom transformed into a circus or a mystery that needs solving.  We celebrate reading to ensure children are able to access the full curriculum offer. Children read in every subject every day. 

Our “Whole Child” approach ensures that all children feel valued for their strengths and accomplishments. We utilise our wonderful grounds to develop “Outdoor Learning” opportunities so children are engaged and active.  We have opportunities for “Child Led Learning” so that children feel an ownership of their education.



The impact of our curriculum will be seen in clear, measurable attainment and progress. It will also be reflected through our whole school ethos of developing the whole child. In conjunction with the Commando Joe’s program we will see children develop new interests and discover character strengths as well as key academic skills. These aspects combined will help in our aim of preparing all the children to be ready for the next stage in life.

 The academic and character impact of our curriculum is measured in a range of ways:

  • Outcomes in national testing.

  • Foundation subject tracking across all subjects.

  • Commando Joes ‘Character’ data.

  • Attendance data.

  • Behaviour logs.

  • Engagement in enrichment activities.

  • Pupil voice – questionnaires, and book reviews.

  • Subject leader monitoring – learning walks, book reviews, monitoring of assessment trackers.

  • Governor monitoring.

Topic Overview 2021-2022

For further information about the CPS curriculum, please contact our curriculum lead, Mrs HIll .