Our Curriculum Intent

At Charlton Horethorne we learn TOGETHER in friendship and faith to serve our caring Christian community.

Our curriculum will support our Christian values of being truthful, fair, forgiving, kind, respectful and showing love and perseverance.

We will therefore provide an inspiring curriculum that:

  • Creates a spark and wonder for learning in all environments
  • Encourages a determination to succeed, resilience and embraces teamwork
  • Is creative, engaging, aspirational and promotes self-awareness
  • Shows our pupils how to independently take risks, ask questions and develop a sense of achievement
  • Cultivates pupils to show compassion, morality and kindness

How we teach our Curriculum

Our curriculum covers all the areas of study in the National Curriculum including Religious Education. We have taken all the National Curriculum subjects and combined them in a two year rolling programme of cross-curricular topics. Each topic has a main theme such as Off with her Head! which looks at Tudor times in our country and beyond. Within this topic we allow children to develop knowledge in a range of curriculum areas and also develop the wisdom to use skills taught in their everyday life.

Our topics are differentiated, acknowledging the different ability levels of our students. Each topic also contains challenges which extend the learning and allow the children to apply their knowledge into new areas. We use these challenges to assess the student’s understanding of a subject. Please see below for our current curriculum rolling programme.

Our 2 Year Rolling Programme

Phonics and Reading

In Key Stage 1 we put a large emphasis on the importance of phonics and reading. We follow letters and sounds throughout our Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage classes. We use Phonic Readers and the Oxford Reading Tree  books as our reading scheme.

For more information about the EYFS curriculum or the National Curriculum please follow the links below.

EYFS Curriculum

National Curriculum 


Contact Us

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01963 220345
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