Curriculum Statement & Policy
At Woodley CofE Primary School, the curriculum is specifically tailored to meet the needs of our children. All young people are individuals and our curriculum recognises that. We aim to offer our children the best educational experience possible. We want our curriculum to be exciting, interesting and engaging so that children are curious, inspired and enjoy learning. We believe it is important that our children receive the basic entitlement of the New National Curriculum and more.
Our curriculum is underpinned by a clear whole school vision;
Our Cycle of Christian Core Values:
And our main curriculum driver: Real & Practical,
Our driver is there to remind us what we value as the curriculum provider; it helps us remain focused and ensure that the following statement is true.
Real and Practical
'The Curriculum and Woodley CofE aims to promote a love of learning through engaging, real and practical experiences, which inspire the children to question and explore the world around them independently.'
At Woodley CofE Primary School, the needs of the children determine the emphasis of our curriculum. We aim to give children an individual curriculum that changes and adapts according to where the children are and what their needs are.
At the heart of our curriculum is a strong, in-depth knowledge of each and every child. Planning the curriculum starts with knowing the class, knowing where each child is, knowing where the gaps are, and what the next steps are. Staff are committed to developing the best possible learning opportunities for all of its children. We believe in first identifying the children's needs, giving learning a sound educational purpose, and then creating imaginative and engaging learning opportunities to accomplish this.
We encourage active learning through exploration, enquiry, investigation and structured play using first hand experiences wherever possible. We provide a range of opportunities for children to develop, use and refine key knowledge, understanding and skills, and to practice and apply them regularly in different contexts. The organisation of each day offers freedom from specific time constraints and gives teachers the flexibility to design and deliver engaging, innovative, imaginative learning experiences in a way that best suits the children.
We believe that it is important that our children have a strong awareness of their community and locality, of whom they are and where they fit in the world. We believe that successful learning depends on a positive partnership between home, school and the wider community and we seek opportunities for our children to become involved in their community and develop partnerships with local businesses and community groups who bring a variety of skills and positive role models to our children.
Our curriculum provides children with a rich and varied learning environment that enables them to try new things and to find and develop their passions and talents. We believe the curriculum we offer should fire children's imagination and be challenging, yet enable all children to feel success, no matter what their ability or interests. It should promote in children a self-belief and self-confidence and provide opportunities for children to lead.
Our curriculum aims to make learning come to life, to engage and inspire, and offer children a love of learning that will last a lifetime.