The overarching aim of Norton and West Chinnock Schools is to have high expectations and strive for excellence to enable every child to learn and thrive in the ever-changing world. We will do this through a well-sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum underpinned by an understanding of how children learn and their individual needs.
Our curriculum aims to nurture and develop happy, young people with enquiring minds, a spirit of curiosity and creativity, respect for themselves, others and the environment.
Our Core Values of Community, Respect, Aspiration, Compassion, Endurance and Thankfulness, are interwoven throughout. Our curriculum aims to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which success is celebrated and those of all backgrounds and faiths are welcome. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality and fundamental British Values.
Norton and West Chinnock are ambitious for all pupils and aim to ensure they finish Year 6 with the academic skills, social skills and knowledge in order to thrive. We recognise and value each child's individual personality and work to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem.
Our curriculum has 6 key intentions:
To equip pupils with a rich knowledge across a range of subjects that they are able to use confidently. Pupils will build strong foundations of knowledge, skills and understanding across a varied and broad curriculum.
- To ensure that all children are equipped with the skills to become confident and fluent readers and encourage a love of reading through a range of texts.
- To provide a challenging yet supported Curriculum to inspire pupils to become resilient and independent learners.
- To secure learning in EYFS as we believe that provides the foundations to core learning across a range of subjects
- To ensure that pupils embrace diversity and equality through our Core Values of Community, Compassion and Respect.
- To maintain curiosity and creativity through providing a wide range of hands-on and practical experiences for pupils to ensure that they can make sense of their world.