Explore, Create, Aspire
We have developed a Curriculum with specific learning goals for every National Curriculum subject, a curriculum for the children’s personal learning and for international mindedness. It sets out clear progression and application of skills across all areas. We aim to ensure children are independent and confident citizens of the future.
Our curriculum drives progress through establishing a rigorous knowledge base and a life-long love of learning. We have considered the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are required to achieve academic excellence at secondary school and beyond to ensure that children in each year group receive a rigorous, coherent and intelligently sequenced curriculum, which builds on what has come before.
At Whitchurch Community Primary School, subject leaders and teachers think about the curriculum at three levels. The first is the intended curriculum – what we intend pupils to learn. Subject leaders set out this detail meticulously, drawing on their academic knowledge, the National Curriculum and experience of what is necessary to flourish in their subject. The second level is the implemented curriculum; the resources teachers use to deliver the curriculum. We emphasise the importance of the enacted curriculum here, where our skilled teachers bring all this knowledge to life in a way that will be meaningful and exciting for the children that they know so well.
Thirdly, we ensure that the impact on the children is great in all subjects, this includes their progress and attainment but also that their cultural capital is developed and the children become successful and internationally minded citizens.
We expect learning to have context, with rich learning opportunities that link to and build upon previous learning to enable children to develop transferable knowledge and skills. We maximise learning by carefully weaving our curriculum together so that subjects within a theme connect wherever possible. Our curriculum makes sense - everything has a purpose. It also takes full advantage of our locality and in selecting our areas of study, we consider our local area; what it is now and what it has been throughout history and how our city and its surroundings have been shaped over time.
We are confident that the impact of our approach is that we truly offer a broad and balanced curriculum to all children. We believe that this will inspire pupils to go on and excel in their chosen field, with the widest range of opportunities available to them.