The high quality of the curriculum design is contributing effectively to pupils’ successful achievement.’ OFSTED 2017

Curriculum Statement of Intent

Our whole curriculum is underpinned by our vision and values. We teach a broad and balanced curriculum based on a range of topics. We aim to inspire our pupils whilst ensuring they are nurtured to achieve their full potential.

We follow the National Primary Curriculum. Click here to download a copy.

Our whole school curriculum is based around our core values: The Seven C’s of Charnwood.
The core aim of this value is… The curriculum supports this value through:
To show resilience and perseverance despite difficulties
  • Providing a broad and balanced curriculum in line with the National Curriculum
  • Ensuring clear progression in subject knowledge and skills
  • Providing challenging activities
  • Making links between individual subjects and applying them to various topics
To be a listener, to speak with care and to have confidence to question critically
  • Allowing all children the opportunity to voice their opinions
  • Teaching skills needed to seek resolutions
  • Providing opportunities to communicate on a local, national and international dimension
  • Preparation for the future in using tools of communication including ICT
To show empathy and understanding, respect and thoughtfulness


  • Being flexible and responsive to individual needs and interests
  • Developing the whole person – knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes
  • Nurturing and supporting the emotional well-being of all
To be comfortable with who you are and with what you think and say
  • Encouraging pupils to think creatively and critically
  • Teaching pupils to respect others and the environments in which they live
  • Developing their physical skills and promoting their personal and social well-being
  • Providing pupils with the skills needed to be confident citizens of the future
  • Supporting transition between key stages
To take pride in your work and learn from your mistakes
  • Stimulating the enjoyment of, and commitment to, learning
  • Encouraging the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all pupils
  • Instilling pride across all areas of the curriculum
To have an innovative and imaginative approach to problem solving
  • Delivering an imaginative, constructive, and creative range of learning experiences
  • Planning carefully to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum
To have a lively, enquiring and imaginative mind
  • Providing rich first-hand purposeful experiences
  • Using Blooms Taxonomy to deepen questioning
  • Encouraging pupils to explore indoors and outdoors including Forest School
  • Exploring values and beliefs of others

Nursery Long Term Plan

Reception Long Term Plan

Year 1 Long Term Plan

Year 2 Long Term plan

Year 3 Long Term Plan

Year 4 Long Term Plan

Year 5 Long Term Plan

Year 6 Long Term Plan

Every class at Charnwood is looking at a different aspect of personal development. This will impact changes in the whole school. Watch this space for what the different teams get up to.