Our Woolavington Curriculum
Our Woolavington Curriculum Intent
Our Woolavington Curriculum is driven by six key traits which we believe are essential to instill in our pupils to prepare them for life beyond primary school:
To ensure our drivers are present consistently throughout our curriculum design, our curriculum is organised into subject ‘bubbles’, each with a driver at the centre.
Each whole term has an overarching theme across the school. These are:
- Autumn Term Wonderful World
- Spring Term Investigate and Evaluate
- Summer Term Reach for the Stars
Our approach provides children with a broad, balanced education which develops and nurtures them into good citizens who are conscious of their responsibilities to each other, our society and the world around them. We strive to make Woolavington Village Primary a place of discovery and friendship. Each term we introduce our topics with a ‘Big Question’ which has been carefully chosen to link with our Curriculum Drivers and support our pupils in achieving our curriculum end points. This enables our pupils to share and celebrate their learning with the whole school.
We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. The enrichment we offer is tailored to the needs and interests of our pupils and provides opportunities for extra-curricular engagement across the curriculum. We use our school TRUST values to promote positive attitudes to learning, which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.
Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum as we celebrate local traditions, learning new skills to enable the children to take an active role in events throughout the year.
Children leave Woolavington with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.
Learning, believing, achieving
Our curriculum at Woolavington ensures we provide opportunities for children to develop:
- Spiritual, Moral, Social and cultural awareness
- understanding and support for fundamental British Values
- understanding and responsibility for making healthy lifestyle choices
To develop these aims fully, we provide the children with a broad range of opportunities to increase their self-esteem and self-worth, manage their feelings and develop their understanding and awareness of the British Values.
Children are encouraged to:
- have an acceptance and engagement with values of democracy
- be respectful of rules and the rule of law
- understand and respect individual liberty
- develop mutual respect for those of differing faiths and beliefs
- contribute positively to life in modern Britain
- have an awareness of extremism and managing it
- understand the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.
Our curriculum aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamwork skills and critical thinking in the context of learning.
As a school, we understand the importance of having a healthy lifestyle. Children are taught about the benefits of exercise and the importance of eating healthily. They are also taught about the importance of making sensible decisions when it comes to food and exercise and the implications of an unhealthy lifestyle on physical and mental well-being.
To provide a clear direction and to monitor the impact of our curriculum, we have devised a set of Curriculum End Points which we intend our pupils to achieve by the time they leave Woolavington. Please visit each of the Curriculum pages to view them in more detail.