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Christ Church (Erith)

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Christ Church Curriculum Safari


Our Christ Church Curriculum Safari


We recognise that an inspiring curriculum results in a lifelong love of learning.  We have created a curriculum that allows our teachers and children to be excited about what they are teaching and learning.  We believe that passionate teachers motivate and inspire children enabling them to soar and fly.   


The Christ Church Curriculum Safari curriculum builds on the good practice of the EYFS curriculum. The 7 areas of learning listed here are the roots of the CCCS and stem from EYFS. This provides our children with the opportunity to study the following seven areas of the curriculum:


  • Mathematics 
  • Literacy (Reading and Writing)
  • Communication and Language (Speaking, Listening and Understanding)
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Expressive Arts and Design (Music, Art, Dance)
  • Understanding The World (Science, Design Technology, Humanities, Computing, Religious Education).


Following the Christ Church Curriculum Safari allows teachers to create exciting topics, encompassing all of the above areas that engage and motivate children, equipping them with key knowledge and transferrable skills in all that they undertake.  Teachers are able to tailor the curriculum to the interests of their class as well as respond to topical events or news.  Subject leaders plan ahead for topical whole school ‘Butterflies’, such as  ‘Not Forgotten’ for Remembrance Day and ‘Going For Gold’ for the Olympics or ‘Flutters’ such as ‘Number Day’ and ‘World Book Day’.  Children have the opportunity to create and plan their own ‘Butterfly’ as part of ‘WOW’ (Wonderful Outstanding Work) Week, during which they take charge of their learning in its entirety for the week.  Children are also given the opportunity to showcase their work during a Class Worship to which parents and carers are invited.  Teachers plan school trips linked to their Christ Church Curriculum Safari ‘Butterflies’ throughout the year.


As with the National Curriculum, the Christ Church Curriculum Safari uses a progressive approach to developing children’s’ skills and knowledge, allowing children to be increasingly challenged as they move up through the school.