Weaverham Forest Primary School

Curriculum statement

Intent

Our curriculum ensures learning is exciting, progressive and, above all, relevant to the needs of our children.

Big ideas

Humankind

Understanding what it means to be human and how human behaviour has shaped the world.

Processes

Understanding the many dynamic and physical processes that shape the world.

Creativity

Understanding the creative process and how everyday and exceptional creativity can shape the world.

Investigation

Understanding the importance of investigation and how this has led to significant change in the world.

Materials

Understanding the properties of all matter, living and non-living.

Nature

Understanding the complexities of the plant and animal species that inhabit the world.

Place and space

Understanding the visual, cultural, social, and environmental aspects of places around the world.

Comparison

Understanding how and why things are the same or different.

Significance

Understanding why significant people, places, events and inventions matter and how they have shaped the world.

Change

Understanding why and how things have changed over time.

Mission statement

Our Core Purpose A caring community encouraging children to become independent, lifelong learners.

Our Core Values • Working together

• Fulfilling potential

• Promote respect and happiness

• Success for all!

General principles

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning
• develop new skills through a variety of interesting contexts
• develop and demonstrate their creativity
• understand the purpose and value of their learning and see its relevance to their past, present and future
• see clear links between different aspects of their learning
• develop a rich and deep subject knowledge
• learn within a coherent and progressive framework
• explore the breadth and depth of the national curriculum

Purpose

All pupils will secure firm foundations in English and Mathematics and this underpins a growing excellence in other subjects. By encouraging a growth mindset approach, our child-led and knowledge-based curriculum offers a broad range of subjects from Early Years through to Key Stage 2 (KS2). We believe in bringing learning to life, both indoors and out, with an emphasis on exciting and purposeful learning.

SMSC/FBV

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• Spiritual - Explore beliefs, experience and faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity and reflect on experiences
• Moral - Recognise right and wrong and respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views
• Social - Use a range of social skills to participate in the local community and beyond; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict
• Cultural - Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity
• Individual liberty - Be free to express views or ideas
• Tolerance and respect - To respect and tolerate the opinions or behaviour of others
• Rule of law - Learn that all people and institutions are subject to and accountable for their actions and behaviour
• Democracy - Be part of a system where everyone plays an equal part

Purpose

At Weaverham Forest Primary School, we endeavor for our children to be reflective about their own beliefs