At Chantry the National Curriculum is implemented. Careful long, medium and short term planning is undertaken to ensure that the teaching and learning in our school is effective.
The following are some of our educational aims and objectives for every child at Chantry Community Primary School.
a) Continuity and progression.
b) Breadth and balance.
c) Emphasis on first hand experience and a questioning approach.
d) Relevance of the education provided. Firstly in the light of their present experiences, and secondly in the preparation for their future.
e) Development of general qualities, e.g. self-reliance, perseverance, enterprise, independence, self discipline, social responsibilities, harmony, and socialisation.
In Yr R we follow the Foundation Stage curriculum and will share this with parents at parents meetings and during the year.
The Literacy Framework and the Numeracy Strategy
In line with all other schools, Chantry introduced the Literacy Hour in September 1998, and introduced the Numeracy Strategy in September 1999. Various meetings and workshops across the year will provide you with more information. These are part of the Government’s initiative to raise standards nationwide. Chantry’s SAT results show that we have high standards and expectations. We are committed to providing the best education for each individual child.
Additionally and most importantly we aim to give the children access to an excellent broad and balanced curriculum. Geography, History, Music, Art, PE, Design Technology, Information Technology and Science are all an essential part of our lives at Chantry. We want Chantry children to be participators; people who ‘do’. We encourage sports and drama. We have excellent dramatic productions across the year and participate wholeheartedly and successfully in many inter-school sports as the children get older.
Our over arching principle is to develop children who achieve their potential, have fun learning, participate in the breadth of activities we offer them and know about giving and receiving in a community. Welcome to tomorrows citizens.