At Crudwell Church of England Primary School, we use the Cornerstones Curriculum and are developing an exciting and challenging curriculum that will equip our pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding that they will need to lead happy, successful lives beyond primary school. Our school vision is 'Roots to Grow and Wings to Fly' and is inspired by Psalm 1 and Isaiah 40:30-31. Our vision is integral to the design of our curriculum at Crudwell Church of England Primary School.
Psalm 1 – ‘They are like trees that grow beside a stream, that bear fruit at the right time, and whose leaves do not dry up. They succeed in everything they do.’
Isaiah 40:30-31 – ‘Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.’
Roots and wings. We need them both. The roots of our community that nurture and help us grow and make good choices. The wings of faith that bring us opportunity and allow us to soar boldly into the future. We have six core school values : Responsibility, respect, perseverance, creativity, teamwork, and trust. These values are encouraged and celebrated in school through our curriculum and distinctively Christian ethos.
The Big Ideas woven through the Cornerstones curriculum ensure that our pupils experience a rich and diverse diet of exciting and meaningful learning that develops the children personally, socially, spiritually and academically. We have carefully crafted our curriculum to make the most of local, regional and national opportunities to achieve this aim. We teach the full range of National Curriculum subjects through our topics. We recognise the importance and positive impact that nature has on the well-being and mental health of young people; all classes attend Forest School onsite and in a local woodland throughout the year.
Reading and developing a love of reading is key for successful learning. We have carefully selected high quality texts to support our topics that will engage and challenge pupils, developing their vocabulary, comprehension and enjoyment of reading. Each term, pupils will study a Power of Reading text and share a class story that stretches and develops not only their reading skills but crucially their imaginations and language too.