What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.
At Chipping Ongar Primary School we provide a broad and balanced curriculum to ensure that children have opportunities to develop and extend their abilities and interests. Our curriculum aims to create successful learners, responsible citizens, and confident individuals. The curriculum provides essential knowledge and skills alongside a breadth of learning to make connections across the subjects. Spanish is also taught in Years 3-6.
The school also has a wealth of musical equipment in the dedicated music room which is used by pupils. Competitive sport is balanced with sportsmanship and opportunities for all children to enjoy a range of sports. A wide variety of clubs ensure children enjoy extra-curricular activity.
At Chipping Ongar Primary School, we teach the requirements of the National Curriculum through termly topics, which are carefully planned to create meaningful and purposeful links between subjects and to build purposefully upon prior learning and skills. Please click on the links below to view the Topic Overviews for each class.
Reading and Phonics
Reading is a high priority for all. We use the ‘Essential Letters and Sounds’ programme to develop pupils’ phonic and word recognition and show fidelity to this scheme. Reading books are carefully matched to children's growing knowledge and skills until phonics are mastered and fluency is achieved. We use the Project X Phonic books to support this. Children will then move to colour-coded levelled reading books in addition to Renaissance Reader books. Pupils will bring home books each day and we encourage parents to set aside some time to share these with their child. A home school reading diary supports regular contact between parents and teachers. We aim to encourage an enjoyment of reading and sharing of books to develop positive attitudes towards reading.