At Woodloes Primary School, we are committed to providing a broad and balanced, innovative and dynamic based curriculum in which all subjects are valued. Through engagement with this, our pupils will be provided with a wealth and breadth of knowledge and skills which will enable them to flourish and reach their full potential academically, physically, socially and artistically.
Whilst our curriculum encompasses the formal requirements of the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework, our vision is to deliver an inspiring and challenging curriculum which will create an environment where questioning, academic risk-taking, deeper thinking and the freedom to learn from mistakes are encouraged. In an ever-shifting global cultural climate, Woodloes Primary aims to ensure that the curriculum is current, reflective, engaging and localised to the pupils it serves, whilst promoting the values of democracy, tolerance, mutual respect and individual liberty.
The aims and objectives of our school curriculum are to:
- Deliver a coherently planned and sequenced curriculum leading to a cumulative acquisition of knowledge and skills to support future learning and employment.
- Provide a rich and stimulating environment, one which is organised, secure, structured and purposeful.
- Develop the all-round potential of the children through the vehicle of a dynamic, rich, broad and balanced curriculum, one which is responsive and reflective to the learners.
- Support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, cultural and emotional development.
- Provide for pupils’ physical as well as academic development, as well as their understanding linked to a healthy lifestyle.
- Develop an awareness and understanding of different cultures, religions, race and ways of life.
- Promote a positive thirst and attitude towards learning.
- Provide opportunities for pupils to use and apply their skills in different areas of the curriculum and identify real-life applications of these.
- Use new and emerging technologies, the learning environment, local area, outdoor learning and relevant resources to enhance the curriculum experience for all pupils.
- Extend the curriculum through visits, visitors, forest school sessions and a residential trip.
- Provide extra-curricular opportunities for children to develop their interests.
- Provide pupils with a voice to ensure a relevant and enjoyable curriculum.
- Ensure equal access to learning for all pupils, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and scaffolding.
- Enable all pupils to make the best possible progress and to achieve the highest possible academic, social and emotional attainment.