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Digging Deep, Learning together,

Embracing life to the full



The ethos at Chudleigh Knighton C of E Primary School is to provide a stimulating environment rooted in our Christian values which creates an enjoyable atmosphere of positive endeavour for all. We believe it is the right of all children to be given access to the whole curriculum. We will ensure that children are happy, stimulated and challenged so that they can flourish, reach and exceed their potential.

Children will be taught by teachers with high expectations who plan a curriculum that is engaging, relevant to your children and our community, deepens your children’s understanding of each subject and how those subjects are inter-linked.


As children progress through the school they will develop high expectations of themselves in terms of their learning and behaviour; they will be encouraged to be independent learners who can also work cooperatively with others. They will develop supportive and nurturing natures as well as organisational skills to support their learning.


Children’s development and progress is best achieved through high expectations and the fostering of independent learning. It is the responsibility of the individual students to behave in a co-operative manner, which enables quality learning to take place. Our curriculum will foster the behaviours needed to succeed in the world such as: concentration, perseverance, imagination, co-operation, the enjoyment of learning, self-improvement and curiosity.


Our Aims are:


  • To provide to provide a stimulating environment rooted in our Christian values, which develops the children’s spiritual understanding.
  • To offer pupils a broad and balanced curriculum, which facilitates the development of knowledge, skills and understanding.
  • To develop every pupil’s self-esteem through promoting self-discipline so that each individual achieves his or her true potential.
  • To develop the children’s creative abilities enabling them to have enquiring, flexible minds.
  • To develop the children’s social, moral and cultural understanding with an awareness and celebration of the multicultural world in which we live.
  • To develop an aptitude for lifelong learning throughout the whole school community.
  • To work collaboratively and cooperatively with our local community to provide rich, practical learning experiences for all children to flourish.


Please see below for further curriculum information and planning documents. Class specific information can be found on each classes' page.



Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)


Our Foundation Stage class follow a distinctive Early Years Curriculum. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is divided into seven areas of learning; Personal Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. Each area of learning is planned so that children have continuous access both inside and out. Specific skills involving reading, writing and maths are taught through daily, whole class, as well as small group, activities and children’s progress is monitored both through observation during adult led and child-initiated activities.



The importance of reading cannot be over-emphasised.  In order for children to access other areas of the curriculum need to be able to read.  Pupils have opportunities to take part in guided and independent reading as well as joint reading sessions with their peers and 'reading buddies'.  We aim to promote a 'love of reading' and strive to equip children with the skills and enthusiasm to develop into lifelong readers.



Phonics is taught daily.  We use SoundsWrite, a DfE accredited scheme, to support children with their phonics learning. Books are banded across the school to ensure that they align to the phonics and reading level of each child. Please take a look at our Phonics Booklet, further down on this page, for information on how you can support your child at home.

Children are encouraged to read a wide variety of texts and genres, for enjoyment and information, developing skills to become critical and independent readers who value and respect books.  Children enjoy accessing a range of literature in our school library.

Recommended Reads - can you read them all before you leave Year 6?

If you would like more information about our PSHE and RSHE education please do not hesitate to contact the school office.