Our Curriculum Vision


  • In our small village school, our curriculum supports children to become well-rounded adults by widening their horizons about the richly diverse world that they may not have had experience of in their day to day life.


  • Due to our location, pupils enjoy playing and exploring in the countryside in school and with their friends and families. Our curriculum enhances this love of nature by deepening their knowledge and understanding about it, learning about how to take care of it and develop an understanding about national agendas including issues with climate change.   


  • Children have been adversely affected in the pandemic and our curriculum supports children in developing a growth mindset that is an integral part of learning. We give children opportunities to grow as learners through developing independence and successful collaboration

Curriculum-Key Drivers


Our key drivers are elements that are central to our school vision and help drive and shape the planning and implementation of our curriculum. These are incorporated across all subjects and themes and have been selected through consultations with staff and governors looking at the unique ways in which we can improve children’s cultural capital at Newbottle and Charlton Church of England Primary School.


Spirituality is woven into the key concepts enabling children to develop and reflect on the relationship they have with their sense of being unique. They look how their values affect their relationships with others, while develop a growing relationship to the wonders of the natural world and the results of human creativity while also reflecting on their place in it.

Oracy is also woven into all the drivers as communication is the key to articulating ideas, developing understanding and engaging with others. We want children to be able to express themselves clearly and effectively, valuing their own and others’ contributions. Good oracy skills increase confidence, self- esteem and empathy, develops cognitive ability and success in all areas of school. We want our children to have the oracy skills to thrive in the world they will be living in.



  • We want our pupils to feel comfortable with their own identity and understand and celebrate the differences between themselves and others. This could include race, religion, culture, family make-up, gender, age, disability, religion or sexual diversity.

  • Children learn how to respect others personal beliefs (including any religious beliefs), feelings and values.


·         We want our pupils to be in awe and wonder at the miracle of the world and improve their understanding of how the world works whilst recognising the impact humans have on the planet (including climate change). 

·         Children develop a deep understanding of their role in respecting and taking care of their local area and the wider world. 


·         We want our pupils to understand that everyone can grow as learners and achieve through taking the time to discuss, listen, analyse and debate, while also providing opportunities for children to question and reflect about themselves, others, the world and beyond. 

·         Through offering challenge, we want children to view mistakes as learning opportunities and understand that with practice, effort and resilience everyone can achieve.