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Coopersale & Theydon Garnon C.E. (V.C) Primary School

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School Tours for Prospective Parents of Reception Class 2020 - Wednesday 11th December at 4pm; Friday 10th January at 9.15am; and Monday 13th January at 2pm

Our Creative Curriculum

(Includes English, Science and Foundation Subjects of the National Curriculum for KS1 & KS2)

The Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum

As a result, we have chosen to follow the Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum which sets out essential coverage, learning objectives and standards which are required for all subjects. Furthermore, it provides progress measures for all subjects including personal development. 

One of the primary reasons why we have chosen to adopt this curriculum is because it emphasises the importance of developing the depth of children’s learning. In essence, this means providing children with increased cognitive challenge, allowing them to apply the skills which they have learnt independently in a range of contexts rather than moving them onto the next skill needlessly when they have not truly mastered it. Such thinking is encapsulated in the scenario below:

At Coopersale, we want to challenge our children to become independent, well-round individuals who take ownership of their learning and become deep thinkers. Moreover, we want our children to be able to apply their knowledge and skill set in a range of contexts within school and real life. 

DRIVERS

In order for our curriculum to further flourish, we decided as a school that having key threads running through our topics as a backbone to how and what we teach was essential.  These would ‘drive’ learning forwards and become the ‘drivers’ for Coopersale’s creative curriculum.  
 

These drivers form the basis of everything we do and how we behave in and around school, from Nursery to Year 6, in all aspects of school life.  They also support the teaching of British Values throughout the school.

Chris Quigley Approach to the Curriculum.pdf