At Cheadle Heath Primary School, we use a topic-based approach to the teaching of a number of subjects, as we believe this helps children to make connections between different areas of learning and allows us to deepen their understanding. National Curriculum objectives for history, geography, art and design and technology are covered using this approach. Other subjects, such as English, maths, science, computing, languages, music, PSHE, PE and RE are taught separately, although links are made wherever relevant. Our long term curriculum overview can be found at the bottom of this page.
We believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop and build their independence, self-esteem and self-confidence. Our curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.
It also contributes to children's understanding of life in modern Britain. Pupils have the opportunity to develop their understanding of democracy and have their voices heard through our newly established Student Leadership Team and pupil surveys. Our approach to teaching and learning provides opportunities for children to explain their views and be listened to by others. The importance of laws, including those that govern the class, the school and the country, are consistently reinforced through class routines and assemblies as well as when supporting good behaviour. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws and rules, that they guide and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when rules are broken. During Autumn 2021, Stockport Youth Offending Service worked with Year 6 on a series of six workshops to reinforce this.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for children to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education for example through our esafety and PSHE lessons. Empathy and understanding between faith and social groups are achieved through enhancing pupils' understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity for example through the Year 3 School Linking Project.
Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community and place strong emphasis on ensuring all children have aspirations and the belief that they can achieve them.
Our Aspire Believe Achieve value is embedded in our curriculum aims by providing:
- A curriculum that provides a broad range of opportunities and enrichments designed to develop children's aspirations what is possible for them to achieve now and in the future.
- A curriculum that develops and encourages a growth mindset to develop every child’s self belief and ambition to achieve.
- A curriculum that ensures all children have the skills, knowledge and attitude to achieve.
We are committed to our pupils becoming lifelong learners who are well prepared for secondary school and for their future career in our society. Our Curriculum Statement, which incorporates our intent, the implementation and how we monitor impact, can be found at the bottom of this page. You can also read the age related expectations for each year group by clicking on the year groups below.