CBS Curriculum

Our Core Christian Values

As a Church of England School we place the child at the centre of all we do.  We welcome children and families of all faiths and of none.  Our work is motivated and inspired by our Core Christian Values which are lived out on a daily basis by children and adults in the school. We provide a caring, nurturing learning environment in which all children can achieve and grow together.

Our vision and values are deeply rooted in the bible and inspired by Matthew 19.14

“Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because this kingdom of heaven belongs to children like these.”

 

Believing, Achieving and Caring Together

 

CBS Curriculum Intent

All pupils at Chesham Bois CE School have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is relevant to 21st century life and which encourages children to become resilient lifelong learners. Differentiated to meet individual needs, we seek to ensure that all children are ‘secondary ready’ when they leave our school at the end of Year 6. Equipping our children with the skills and knowledge to innovate and meet future challenges underpins much of what we do. Enriching the curriculum with first hand experiences, pertinent educational visits and providing opportunities to develop cultural capital further brings learning to life for all at CBS.

 

The aims of our curriculum are:  

  • To create a lively stimulating school where every individual is encouraged to maximise their opportunities for intellectual, moral, spiritual, physical and social development.
  • To provide an extensive curriculum with an emphasis on developing basic skills needed to be successful in the next stage of their education.
  • To provide high quality teaching experiences, which excite and motivate children in the classroom and beyond. 
  • To develop pupils who are confident, independent learners who are recognise that making mistakes provides further learning opportunities.                                                                                       
  • To help pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds with the ability to question and reason rationally and to apply themselves successfully to tasks, problem solving activities and physical skills.                    
  • To help pupils to understand the world in which they live and to develop the ability to contribute as a member of a co-operative group and to recognise their rights and responsibility within a community.
  • To provide enrichment opportunities where learning and teaching can take place beyond the classroom and at times involve the wider community such as parents and carers and local community groups.
  • To ensure each and every one of our pupils understands and embraces our Christian values and modern British values.

 

CBS Curriculum Implementation

 

Our curriculum is designed, organised and planned to ensure every child receives an appropriate mix of academic and personal development which means that in practice it places equal importance on core (reading, writing, maths and science) and foundation subjects (e.g. history, geography, art etc.)  We also place a high priority on ensuring the physical and mental well-being of children is met, understanding that they will not be successful learners unless they are emotionally secure.  We provide for this through our well-planned approach to social, moral, cultural and spiritual (SMSC) development, known at CBS as CARE. Our balanced approach to the curriculum is not, however, at the expense of high standards in core subject areas.  Enabling children to reach national expectations and above is of vital importance to us if they are to succeed at the next stage of their education and go on to achieve their aspirations.

At CBS, we seek to ensure the crucial deepening of essential knowledge, skills and understanding through our curriculum design.  We plan and organise our curriculum to ensure that children are not merely covering curriculum content, but are achieving a depth to their learning which enables them to apply their skills and understanding across a range of contexts and subjects.  We build in opportunities for repetition of learning, allowing children to gradually develop a deeper understanding of skills and processes within subjects.  Furthermore, our curriculum is planned to move children’s thinking to a deep level of understanding rather than just acquiring new facts, knowledge and skills.

 

CBS Curriculum Impact

Pupils leave Chesham Bois CE School with a secure understanding of the academic content of the National Curriculum; with the understanding of how to be socially, morally, spiritually and culturally responsible and aware; how to make positive contributions to the local community and how to endeavour to be the best that they can be. We aim for all of our children to leave CBS respectful, skillful, ambitious and with a thirst for life and all it has to offer. The ‘CBS child’ is one who has a love of learning; is able to know more, remember more and use their understanding to create and achieve in myriad ways.  Our children leave us ready to flourish in the next stage of their education.