The curriculum at Charles Darwin Primary School firmly underpins the school Vision and Aims. It is the totality of the children’s learning experiences. We believe that all children have the right to a broad, balanced, challenging and relevant curriculum, which provides continuity and progression and takes individual needs into account.
At Charles Darwin we believe in developing independent active learners and in giving children increasing responsibility for aspects of their own development. We believe that learning is a continuous process involving the acquisition, interpretation and application of skills, knowledge and concepts and on developing positive attitudes.
The aims of the curriculum are to set high standards for all children and to support them to achieve these targets through high quality teaching and appropriate and varied learning experiences. The taught curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and to provide opportunities for enhancing citizenship skills and children’s personal, social, cultural and spiritual development.
At Charles Darwin we believe in integrated learning and so teach the foundation subjects through cross curricular topics. This means that children are able to get a rounded and joined up understanding of an area of learning and can achieve learning objectives through different areas of the curriculum. Wherever appropriate an educational visit is included in every topic as we feel first hand experience of something greatly enhances the learning experience.