Wider Curriculum

At Chipstead Valley, where possible and appropriate, we make cross-curricular links between subjects. These are based around each year group’s ‘Discovery Topic’ and enable children to see the links between different areas of their learning and build upon them. Each Year group has their own ‘Topic at a glance’, which is planned carefully to ensure quality links across subjects and a breadth of subjects being taught. The topics are progressive across the school and ensure suitable challenge in every year group. Discovery includes science, geography, history, art, design technology, music, Spanish, PE, RE and computing. We are lucky to have specialist teachers of music and PE, who support the delivery of these subjects from EYFS to Year 6.

Curriculum Overview 2020-21

 

Wellbeing

Our Wellbeing Curriculum provides children with the opportunities and experiences they will need to develop the attitudes, attributes and values, which we believe are vital to best prepare them for life in and beyond school. We also encourage our children to “Be the Best They Can Be” and reward those children displaying our Chipstead Valley Values (Thoughtfulness, Respect, Co-operation, Resilience, Enquiry, Communication, Morality, Adaptability)  in our weekly B-Badge assemblies.

This Wellbeing Curriculum also incorporates all statutory aspects of Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education as introduced from September 2020. LINK 

Click the links below to view our Wellbeing Curriculum documents:

Wellbeing Policy

Wellbeing Yearly Overview

Wellbeing Curriculum Plan Years 1 and 2

Wellbeing Curriculum Plan Years 3 and 4

Wellbeing Curriculum Plan Years 5 and 6

Computing

At CVPS we recognise the importance of integrating Computing into our learning. ICT has evolved to become an essential part of our lives, making complex tasks easier and introducing smart automation into our everyday routines. It is also an effective medium for us to create and convey ideas. Our goal is to equip children with the skills and knowledge they need to be confident in a fast-moving ICT environment. To achieve this, we teach through both dedicated computing lessons and by utilising ICT to support learning in other areas, such as in Numeracy and Literacy.

The teaching at our school is underpinned by three key strands:

  • Computer Science – Covering simple algorithms, Bee-Bots, Block Programming and Programme Languages
  • Information Technology – Using a variety of programmes and software to achieve tasks.
  • Digital Literacy – Through communicating digitally, while understanding E-Safety as well as the risks and benefits of using technology 

Religious Education

Religious Education is  taught throughout the school. At CVPS we  place great emphasis on enquiry-based learning and there are many opportunities for pupils to pose questions and undertake research of their own. Primarily the curriculum covers the six main great faiths which links to our core threads of 'Global Learning'. We encourage the children to become independent in thought, values and ideas by learning about and learning from different faiths. We celebrate the diversity that learning about RE encompasses and encourage the children to reflect upon their own experiences and values.

 

Physical Education

In PE, our aim is to help everyone to become a healthier more active version of themselves, which will not only help prepare them for the future and their well being, but also provide children with a range of life skills. We want to engage, enthuse and demonstrate to pupils how important it is to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

Spanish 

After consultation with pupils, parents and staff, we have decided to teach Spanish at CVPS! Lessons will be delivered using high quality resources from the Primary Language Network.

Click on the knowledge organiser below for vocabulary, language sound clips and more, linked to the unit your child is learning. Gracias!

Spanish Knowledge Organiser