Junior Subjects

Our Curriculum Intent

The CFS curriculum intent is to lay the foundations for a lifetime of learning through providing a challenging, knowledge rich, enjoyable learning experience for all pupils regardless of background. We offer a traditional, knowledge-based academic curriculum which is taught in a adaptive and engaging way. We believe that students should receive a secure foundation of core knowledge while developing the skills required to thrive in an ever-changing global society. The performing arts are a key focus and we have a specially designed instrumental scheme forming part of the music curriculum, reflecting our belief that what a pupil experiences outside the formal classroom has an impact on achievement within. 

Within the Junior  School, our intent is derived from a precise understanding of the context which we serve, so that our vision is focused on the school in the community and the community in the school.  Thus, wherever possible we engage parents as partners and other visitors in order to value our community and broaden children’s minds to their citizenship role. 
Our intent is also focused on developing children’s aspirations through enterprise and giving them purposeful opportunities to engage their pupil voice eg; School Council , Young Entrepreneur. Across the curriculum, such experiences are founded upon instilling school values and aims and these are underpinned by British values to erode misconceptions about culture, faith and sexuality.  Everything we do is progressive and built on closing the learning gaps, particularly for the most vulnerable, including the lowest 20% in early development specifically in communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.  As a result, we carefully consider topics to develop children’s capital and social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. The most effective way of doing this is by means of high quality narrative and non-narrative texts because these give children the content knowledge and vocabulary to make connections and so enables their academic and creative endeavour, through a love of reading. 
Through this intent, we also strive to ensure breadth and depth in all aspects in subjects so children become masters of their own learning, whatever their ability.  Increasing children’s ability, across the curriculum to justify, reason, conjecture and hypothesise is founded upon a whole school strategy to promote self-efficacy, including perseverance, resilience and other characteristics of effective learning. 
With the intention described above, the curriculum is designed to challenge prejudice, promote equality and engage an ownership and love of learning so that at the end of their primary years children can explain preferences and begin to establish initial ideas about career choice , ready to continue their journey into Key Stage 3.


Personal, Social, Health, and Economic education 


Religious Education