Our Curriculum – an overview
We strive to work closely and in partnership with parents and the community to provide a safe, caring and inspiring environment where children are supported, challenged and encouraged to be the best they can be.
Our knowledge and understanding of our children and the community in which they live has helped tailor what we believe is an exciting, innovative and creative curriculum which meets the needs of our learners and which also has an uncompromising focus on the development and application of reading, writing and mathematics skills.
The foundations of the curriculum at Woodland are built on securing our children’s physical, social and emotional well-being. A healthy body and a healthy mind are key elements in children being able and ready to learn. We are a restorative school and encourage our children to make the right choices and take responsibility for their actions. Restorative Practices plays a key role in developing both a sense of community and individual responsibility. There are high levels of support and challenge for everyone within our school.
We believe that our curriculum plays a major role developing our children’s love and thirst for learning; we want them to want to come to school and to enjoy being here. Our creative curriculum is thematic and allows the children to explore different subject areas via enquiry questions. The themes are relevant and exciting and allow the children to pursue their own ideas, make progress through the requirements of the National Curriculum and ensure the children develop a broad set of transferable skills.
The curriculum at Woodland Primary is not, nor should it be, focused solely on academic subjects and outcomes. At the heart of our curriculum sit the children – giving them an exciting and inspirational start to their school life, preparing them for the future.
We promote an understanding of different beliefs and cultures and learn tolerance and respect towards others. We ensure they understand the difference between right and wrong and the consequences that their actions can have. Our curriculum and high quality pastoral programme supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We aim to develop well mannered, rounded children who are tolerant and respectful and, by the time they leave us, are well prepared for their secondary school years and ultimately adult life in modern Britain.
If you want to find out more about our curriculum please contact the school for further information.
An overview of the school’s long term plan can be found below: