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Canford Heath First School
Learoyd Road, Poole,BH17 8PJ Canford Heath
01202 380015

Our Aims

At Canford Heath First School the children will:

  • Achieve high standards in all areas of the curriculum
  • Be observant,  inventive and creative
  • Have enquiring minds and a positive attitude to learning
  • Be capable of independence or collaboration
  • Be self-motivated
  • Have high self esteem
  • Be respectful of others views, attributes and cultures

Our Mission

Each child will succeed by experiencing quality through:

A curriculum that:

  • Is relevant to the needs and learning styles of each individual
  • Connects learning
  • Develops thinking
  • Is balanced and broad

A school environment that:

  • Is stimulating
  • Is safe, secure, calm and friendly
  • Provides appropriate resources
  • Is used effectively

Staff that:

  • Are flexible, well motivated learners and learning providers
  • Are seeking to improve through a system of continual professional development
  • Positive role models
  • Experience an environment in which they feel valued

A school that promotes links with its community, both immediate and world-wide.

Curriculum Aims Of Our School


  • Developing the skills of reading fluently and accurately
  • Encouraging the enjoyment of different types of reading material
  • Developing the skills of writing appropriately for a variety of occasions and purposes
  • Developing a legible style of handwriting and good standards of spelling and punctuation
  • Encouraging clear and confident communication through speech


  • Raising an awareness of the use of Mathematics in everyday situations
  • Promoting a positive attitude towards number and other areas of Mathematics
  • Teaching a range of strategies
  • Developing an ability to think clearly
  • Encouraging independent thought
  • Providing opportunities for children to develop understanding through investigation
  • Developing an appreciation of how to use and apply the knowledge they gain


  • Developing children’s interest in science by providing them with activities that encourage them to become confident in using specific skills
  • Developing the children’s ability to accurately investigate and carry out experiments that allow them to make decisions about the way that they live
  • Encouraging all children to use their own first hand experiences and knowledge to help them investigate and tackle problem-solving situations


  • Developing understanding and appreciation the range of differences between today and various periods from the past
  • Developing an understanding about famous people from the past
  • Gaining an understanding about events from the past and how they have affected our lives
  • Developing and encouraging research skills


  • Developing an interest in their own surroundings and other parts of the world
  • Appreciating the effects of human influence on the environment
  • To be able to compare and contrast various environments and surroundings
  • Appreciating of the range of physical and human conditions in the world

Design and Technology

  • Giving all children the confidence and competence to identify and solve problems. This will include designing and making products using a variety of approaches and materials
  • Encouraging children to use and apply skills they have already learnt

Information and Communication Technology

  • Encouraging children to use I.T. equipment and software confidently and purposefully to communicate and handle information
  • Providing all children with equal access to a range of I.T. equipment


  • Developing an understanding of art, craft and design through a range of activities
  • Providing opportunities for each child to experience a range of art experiences
  • Exploring the ideas of colour, pattern, texture, shape, tone and form

Religious Education

  • Helping children mature in relation to their own pattern of belief
  • Developing an appreciation of the different faiths and beliefs from around the world
  • Fostering a caring and sharing attitude towards others


  • Providing opportunities for all children to enjoy music
  • Introducing children to a range of musical instruments, how they are played and the sounds they make
  • Developing listening and performance skills
  • Allowing the children to express themselves freely and in various ways

Personal, Social and Health Education / Citizenship

  • Promoting awareness of how we can and should treat each other
  • Developing an understanding about creating a healthy and happy lifestyle
  • Developing a sense of citizenship and community
  • Developing the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident and independent lives

Physical Development

  • Promoting physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Developing positive attitudes towards Games, Gymnastic activities and Dance

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