Learning

Statement of Curriculum Intent - September 2019

At Wouldham All Saints Church of England Primary School, our rigorous, well planned, purposeful and ambitious curriculum, combined with high quality teaching, ensures that children are supported to be well rounded, empathetic young people who have a genuine thirst for learning. Children are consistently encouraged to Fly HIGH which summarises our school mission to......

Be HAPPY to be God's special children

Strive to be IMPROVING all of the time

Work hard at being GOOD at communicating

With HIGH expectations of ourselves and each other

We aim to 'make our best our standard' in all aspects of learning.

At Wouldham All Saints Church of England Primary School we strive to enjoy our learning and make it as much fun and as meaningful and relevant as possible with the aim of being highly memorable. We offer children an excellent education in a safe, calm, creative, inclusive and stimulating environment. Every child is valued as an individual; we aim to nurture well rounded, respectful and confident children who will develop skills for life-long learning. We nurture our children on their journey and encourage them to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world. 

Children's performance is assessed throughout all learning and we currently use an electronic profile to record achievements made each week. This tracks each individual and will build up a picture of whether a child is performing at the age expected level, working towards the expected level or exceeding it. Our expectation is for pupils to make strong progress in all areas and children are also challenged to apply and use their learning in a range of circumstances to demonstrate security of understanding.

We take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain very seriously and ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of our school.

Being a Church of England school drives our Christian values of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control which permeates all that we do – both in class-learning and beyond.

We strive for all children to experience life in abundance without this being at the expense of others.

Our curriculum promotes respect for the views of each individual child, as well as for people of all cultures. We value the spiritual and moral development of each person, as well as their intellectual and physical growth. We organise our curriculum so that we promote co-operation and understanding between all members of our community.

We are fortunate at Wouldham All Saints Church of England to have a modern, spacious learning environment. This is respected and used by all in school and we aim, through our curriculum, to teach respect for our world, and how we should care for it for future generations, as well as our own.

Inviting classroom environments stimulate and support learners and help to engage them in quality thinking and reasoning.

Learning is centralised around a 'family' theme, which has been mapped in detail to ensure effective coverage, consistency and fluency. These themes change at least termly. The thematic approach allows the school to develop strong, memorable and meaningful cross-curricular links. Every theme has a 'hook' and a 'wow' element to engage and celebrate learning.

Classes are organised into parallel pairs with two classes of the same age group working together and sharing the same foundations of learning. Wherever possible, learning opportunities are mirrored for both classes.

We embrace child initiated learning as well as learning opportunities beyond the classroom and school site. Activities to enrich and support learning beyond the classroom include educational visits, community engagement, Forest School, library visits, cultural activities as well as visitors and specialists coming into the school.

We offer a balanced and broad based curriculum which teaches 'all of the children' and 'all of the child'.

It enables all pupils to:

Enjoy learning

Feel successful in their learning and to promote high self esteem

Become creative, independent learners

Be given significant time to learn new skills and have time to practise those skills

Have a degree of ownership of learning enabling self-motivation and opportunity to follow particular strengths and interests

Know what their strengths are and which areas they need to develop

Become successful lifelong learners who are able to reach their full potential

Be able to evaluate and assess their own learning

Develop critical thinking

Nurture positive relationships promoting co-operation with others

Understand Britain’s cultural heritage and its significance for the present day

Explore their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development.

Make learning more meaningful by putting it into context

Challenge themselves and engage themselves in deeper learning

 

We expect all children to work hard and demonstrate progress across all curriculum areas so that they are fully prepared for their future learning and ultimately the modern workplace. Where children face particular learning challenges we adapt our curriculum to meet their needs - supporting their individual achievement and progress without narrowing their opportunities to experience the full curriculum. 

Further details about how our curriculum is organised across the age groups - click here.

Out of Classroom Learning Assessment Physical Activity Additional Learning
 
Special Educational Needs Suggested Reading Our Classes  

 


Class Pages and Information

Suggested Reading

Key Stage 2 Victorian Day

Curriculum Plan

Learning Themes