Curriculum

Article 17: Every child has a right to get information that is important to their well-being.

Article 28: Every child has a right to an education

  

  

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Areas of the Curriculum

Literacy    

Developmen

            Numeracy Development

Personal, Social &

Emotional Development

                 World Around Us

  Creative and Expressive

Physical Development

Effective Learning

In Christ the Redeemer we acknowledge that people learn in different ways, therefore when planning we take into account the different forms of intelligence ensuring wherever possible there is a Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic element to each of our lessons.

            Effective Learning results in:-

  • Knowing you have succeeded
  • Feeling you can do more
  • Explaining what you have learned
  • Applying it to other situations
  • Teaching it to someone else
  • Feeling good about yourself

Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning, to think for themselves and to become independent learners as far as possible.

Effective Teaching

Effective learning only comes about from effective teaching. 

In Christ the Redeemer the pupils learning : -

  • involves quality interaction with the teacher who uses different learning styles, is aware of multiple intelligencies, the need for differentiation, independent learning and critical thinking.
  • is varied to enable them to have first hand experience and therefore engage in variety of investigative work.
  • enables them to communicate their findings in different ways and produce work for a variety of audiences thus improving their self-confidence and developing interpersonal skills.       
  •  involves them in planning and organising their own learning.
  •  involves modern technologies as an aid to learning – use of Interactive Whiteboards for example.
  •  is planned using team approach and in accordance to the outcomes of  assessment.
  • develops their knowledge, improves their skills making them more independent learners.
  •  Is celebrated in many ways: in the classroom between class and teacher, weekly prizes, monthly celebration at Assembly and Prize giving involving parents at the end of school year.

In Christ the Redeemer we base our teaching on our knowledge of the children’s level of attainment, our focus being to further develop the knowledge and skills of the children. We strive to set tasks appropriate to each child’s level of ability. When planning work for our children with special educational needs we give due regard to information and targets contained in the children’s Individual Educational Plans (IEP’S). We have high expectations for all our children and believe that their work is of a high standard.

Lessons are planned with clear learning intentions. Our lesson plans contain information about the tasks to be set, the resources needed and the way we assess the children’s work. All lessons are evaluated so that we can modify and improve our teaching in the future. 

In Christ the Redeemer everyone is treated with respect and trust. Special effort is made to establish good working relationships, both in the class and throughout the school. All the teachers have copies of the school policies. The children are involved in the creation of many of these policies, in particular our Positive Behaviour Policy. Children are expected to comply with the Policies so that we can promote the best learning opportunities for all.

Classroom assistants and other adults who help in the classroom play an important role. Not only do they work with our children but help plan lessons with the teachers and help evaluate the children’s work.