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  • Small Group Open Events October 2021

    Due to Devon being in a Covid Enhanced Response Area until 4th October, we have taken the difficult decision to change the way we conduct our open events by replacing the College Open Evening on Tuesday 21st September with a wide range of smaller and more personal events. We are very keen to meet prospective parents/carers and pupils and are delighted to be able to offer a ‘package’ of Covid-safe opportunities to help inform your choice of secondary school for September 2022.
    Small group tours – wide range of dates available
    We are offering small group tours with our Executive Headteacher Michael Johnson, Deputy Executive Headteacher Neil Payne and SENDCO Laura Mackie. After school for those who may not be able to visit in working hours and morning tours for those who wish to visit during a normal school day.  Being able to see the school ‘in action’ provides an excellent window into what we offer here at Chulmleigh College, and with the tours being led by our Senior Leadership Team in a small group environment, you will have ample opportunities to ask any questions you may have. 
    We are offering a wide range of dates for these tours, please click on the links below to book.
    After school tours:
      https://tinyurl.com/CCAfterSchoolTour2021 Morning tours: https://tinyurl.com/CCMorningTour2021
    Year 6 Taster Morning Saturday 16th October 9am-12pm We are delighted to be able to offer prospective pupils the chance to attend a Taster Morning at the College, where they will experience a range of lessons and activities. https://tinyurl.com/CCY6TasterMorning2021

     

Chulmleigh Primary School

Beacon Road, Chulmleigh, Devon EX18 7AA Tel:01769 580535

Curriculum

Over the last year we have been reviewing our rolling programme to ensure that while we deliver the National Curriculum, we augment it to engage and enthuse the children in their learning.  We have developed a four-year rolling programme that starts with an overarching theme based on Environmental issues, Geography or History - for all the children in the school to engage with.  Within that overarching theme, each subject, topic and unit of work is linked as far as possible so that  learning is contextual, and follows the interests of the children.  Each theme is introduced through an exciting experiential activity intended to grab the children's attention, and concludes with a showcase of the work they have completed throughout that term.

Our curriculum intention is for all of our children to be enthused and excited to learn, because their lessons are well crafted, fun and engaging - whilst providing just the right amount of challenge to whet their appetite for more; moving their learning onwards.  Our aim is to equip the children with the necessary knowledge and skills so that by the time they leave Chulmleigh Primary School, they will be more than ready for the next stage in their journey.  Staff work together to plan their lessons, drawing on each other’s expertise to ensure that teaching and learning is built upon each year. 

Optimum learning behaviour is reinforced in every lesson and through displays around the school referencing Professor Guy Claxton’s Building Learning Power, a research-based approach to building independence and helping young people become better learners.  Knowledge Organisers, to support the children’s knowledge and understanding of the key information and essential facts that they need to have learned by the end of a topic, are being developed so the expectation of what the children should know by the end of the year is clear.  Staff spend a lot of time reflecting on the impact of their teaching through assessment, pupil conferencing, learning walks and scrutiny of data, and are able to adapt their planning and delivery of their lessons, should the need arise. 

From the moment they start to the moment they leave our school, our children know that they belong to our own ‘Chulmleigh Family’ which is inclusive and supportive.  They develop a confidence that they carry with them into secondary school and leave us as thinkers, questioners and problem solvers.  We are extremely proud of every one of them.

Staff across the Academy Primaries champion their subject area, often their area of specialism, and develop, monitor and evaluate its implementation. Where possible the work is based on first-hand experience and investigation. We find that children are highly motivated by this approach and work at a very high standard as a result. From their very first day at school children are encouraged to develop the skills of independent learning.

Please see below for some useful documents which provide more information.

The following external links provide more detailed information about the current curricula.

National Primary Curriculum (external link)

RE Primary Syllabus

PE Primary Curriculum (external link)