Woolavington Village Primary School

Woolavington Village Primary School

Our Curriculum Statement

What does your child learn at school each day?

Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

Maths and English are taught explicitly on a daily basis, but the children have opportunities to apply the skills of reading, writing and maths to a range of different subjects which ensures that they experience a truly cross curricular approach to learning. R.E, P.E and French are also taught separately but again when there are relevant links to a theme these will be made.

In Key Stage 1 (5-7 age range) and Key Stage 2 (7 - 11 age range), the Curriculum map is divided into 6 sections. The EYFS Learning Units contain banks of ideas linked to Development Matters statements/ Early Years outcomes and are designed to run over a seasonal term.

Children in Reception through to Year 6 are taught using the themed learning units from the Edison Connected curriculum which is aligned to the National Curriculum 2014.  

The teaching of RE follows Somerset's agreed syllabi for RE. Parents may exercise their right of withdrawal from religious worship and instruction.

Cross-curricular links will be made between subjects where appropriate and the Core Learning skills curriculum provides PSHE (Personal, Social and Health) education opportunities within the connected curriculum.

Computing is taught using ELIM computing plans.  

Homework, in the form of Home Learning Challenges, relevant to each year group, will be set, to link the curriculum with learning at home in addition to Maths and English home learning to be completed across the half term.

All children in key stage 2 are taught French.

From Reception through to Year 6, opportunities will be taken to extend the curriculum beyond the statutory requirements through the use of educational visits out of school, parents, visitors, musicians, and through the use of the school grounds, the locality and the wider environment.

The curriculum will be delivered over 26 hours and 40 minutes a week for Key Stage 2 children and 25 hours and 30 minutes a week for Reception and Key Stage 1 children. Maths and English is taught daily and Edison Connected curriculum topic based foundational subjects are taught for approximately 6 hours a week. A Core Learning skill PSHE/Learning to learn lesson will be delivered to each class for an hour a week. Children receive 2 hours of PE each week over the course of the school year which includes swimming. 

All lessons are taught in mixed ability/age groups throughout the school except for Reception children. All aspects of the curriculum are taught in classes according to age, with differentiation as necessary.

The aim of our curriculum at Woolavington is to ensure 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 Core Learning Skills 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.