At Cantrell we are very proud of the curriculum we have created for our children. It is ambitious and has been carefully designed and sequenced so that children develop the necessary knowledge and skills, within a clear framework for progression. We follow the National Curriculum, but ensure that it reflects our local context. It aims to ensure that all children receive a broad and balanced learning experience that inspires a commitment to life-long learning. We have uncompromisingly high expectations of all children and work together to ensure they achieve their full potential.
We believe creativity is vital when enabling pupils to achieve high standards and that, by being creative, children learn to think for themselves, become adaptable and learn key skills for life. Our curriculum motivates, engages pupils and enables them to become independent and confident learners.
It places books and reading at its heart. Quality texts provide rich language and an effective stimulus for expression in order to help learners develop their understanding of other cultures and awareness of difference as well as tolerance and understanding. We want them to learn to read so that they read to learn.
We teach our children to develop strong characteristics for learning. At Cantrell these are:
Finally, we ensure learning is enjoyable and stimulating; delivered in a way that develops and challenges children and excites their imagination. In this way, children enjoy not just learning different things, but learn in many ways, from each other and from other adults as well as their teachers. Ultimately, we strive to provide a varied and memorable learning experience for our children.