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Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Intent


At Carterhatch Infant School we strive to provide our children with exciting learning opportunities and experiences within a broad and balanced curriculum. This will enable our children to leave us both well prepared and confident for the next stage of their educational journey and lives. We are passionate about developing self-motivated learners who love the challenge and adventure of learning.


A focus on the acquisition of basic skills underpins our whole curriculum, enabling children to be successful both academically and to be responsible citizens.


The journey for our children begins in Early Years which is child led with a focus on "in the moment" learning. This instils positive attitudes, building confidence and resilience where children's natural instincts to discover and explore are valued.


Our curriculum is designed around the needs of our children and community, whilst providing a progressive development of knowledge and skills with a strong focus on learning outdoors. We aim to build on children's prior knowledge through teaching, practising and repeating to support long-term memory.


Our curriculum drivers are:


Health and Wellbeing      To have skills to manage difficult challenges through emotional and                                          physical strength supported by healthy informed choices.


Communication              To have skills necessary to communicate their thoughts, ideas and                                          feelings.

                                    To be able to speak and listen respectfully.

                                    To have a rich vocabulary through which to construct knowledge and                                      understand the world (cultural capital).


Possibilities                    To have high aspirations for their future and know the available                                              opportunities to them.


Community                    To have a sense of pride in themselves and respect for others in                                              order to experience positive relationships.

                                    To respect the world around us.