We love learning and we want your children to feel the same!
We aim to engage every pupil with a varied and exciting curriculum which develops their skills at the same time as inspiring and motivating them to learn. "Hands-on" is the name of the game so we offer a wide range of trips, visitors and practical experiences to enhance learning.
The approach to our curriculum at Claremont is ambitious and intends to develop our children's character alongside their academic knowledge, skills and understanding. It is ambitious in the belief that all children are able to master all of the content of the national curriculum, as well as gain the social skills and cultural capital needed in order to succeed in school and modern society. We ensure that our curriculum is inclusive and that we make adjustments where necessary so that all of our learners are able to access fully what we have to offer.
The curriculum is delivered through high quality classroom instruction by teachers and teaching assistants. We pride ourselves on making experiences practical, engaging and enjoyable and our children reap the benefits of this approach through their positive attitudes and behaviour towards the school and their engagement with the curriculum.
We have a highly diverse, multi-cultural and vibrant population and our children achieve well.
The impact of the curriculum, which has been carefully selected to match the requirements of the National Curriculum along with the specific needs and interests of our community, is developing year on year. We deliver core subjects on their own and adopt a thematic approach to the curriculum and focus on the Foundation subjects within that theme. The themes are designed to enable our children to access the required learning in a way that is meaningful to them and builds the foundations of future learning and success. Through creative and active learning opportunities, all children can aspire to be who they want to be and do what they want to do. This prepares our children for life in a fast moving, multi-skilled environment where some of the jobs they will do have not even been invented yet. Skills such as communication, collaboration and resilience are common across the whole school day and build up year on year.
At Claremont Primary and Nursery School, all teachers are responsible for providing an inclusive curriculum that is differentiated for those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). We have high expectations for all pupils and are committed to ensuring our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.
Our inclusion statement emphasises the importance of providing an inclusive learning environment for all pupils including those with SEND. Additional information on this can be found in our Special Education Needs Information Report and Equalities Policy.
Our school has seven core values:
Achieve excellence – “Be the best you can be.”
Work, play and have fun with others – “Collaborate as a family”
Embrace diversity – “Be proud of who we are and where we come from”
Show respect – “Everyone is different but everyone is equal”
Overcome obstacles – “Show resilience and challenge yourself”
Make memories – “Be inspired and follow your passions”
Enjoy the journey – “Love learning for a lifetime”
Through learning these AWESOME values as we go through school, we grow to love and care for each other and the world around us and learn to live and thrive in our exciting futures.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education
Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to be:
Spiritual - Explore beliefs, experience and faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity and reflect on experiences
Moral - Recognise right and wrong and respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views
Cultural - Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity
Social - Use a range of social skills to participate in the local community and beyond; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict
Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to learn about:
Democracy - Be part of a system where everyone plays an equal part
Rule of law - Learn that all people and institutions are subject to and accountable for their actions and behaviour
Individual liberty - Be free to express views or ideas
Tolerance and respect - To respect and tolerate the opinions or behaviour of others
Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:
Develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities
Learn how to respect themselves and others
Build respectful friendships and relationships
Be comfortable when they make a mistake and use it as a chance to learn something new Reflect and think mindfully about their learning, themselves and each other
Subject Knowledge and Skill Progression Maps
If you would like further information about the curriculum we teach, please contact the school office.