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Our Curriculum

Vision and Values



Curriculum Design and Rationale

We believe that children deserve a balanced curriculum that takes a holistic approach in allowing children to make connections in their learning. The curriculum design is entirely bespoke and created by Cherry Grove, for Cherry Grove pupils.

We use 6 ‘Big Ideas’ that provide a purpose for the aspects, skills, knowledge and contexts chosen to form the substance of the curriculum.

These big ideas form a series of multi-dimensional interconnected threads across the curriculum, allowing children to encounter and revisit their learning. Children use questions to inform their learning.

Over time, these encounters help children to build conceptual frameworks that enable a better understanding of increasingly sophisticated information and ideas.