Bradlegh Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, WA12 8QL

01744 678720

wargrave@sthelens.org.uk

Wargrave Church of England Primary & Nursery School

"I am... Truth - Friendship - Respect"

Curriculum & Learning at Wargrave Church of England

The curriculum we offer our pupils is varied, rich and relevant. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.   

The curriculum consists of all the planned activities which promote learning and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of the children. 

Our Curriculum Intent 

Throughout 2018-2019, our school spent a lot of time thinking about our curriculum. After listening to the children, parents, staff and governors, we agreed on the 'intent' for our curriculum. This can be found below.

Curriculum Intent

Context-specific design considerations

In designing our curriculum, we spent time recognising the specific/unique contextual needs of our school and our children. Therefore, our curriculum design initially aims to address eight key contextual aspects. They are to:

  1. Encourage our children to be aspirational so that they reach their true potential
  2. Develop language, vocabulary and communication skills
  3. Promote a love of a reading
  4. Develop our children’s ‘cultural capital’ by providing a wide range of experiences and opportunities
  5. Ensure children have a strong understanding of, and exposure to, diversity and British Values
  6. Support the social and emotional development of our children
  7. Give children opportunities to be creative
  8. Encourage children to be active

General design considerations

With the above in mind, our curriculum design also aims to:

  • Encourage high standards 
  • Include opportunities for children to develop their life skills and be exposed to first-hand, experiential learning
  • Ensure the full breadth of the National Curriculum is delivered as a minimum pupil entitlement and is tailored to the needs and interests of our children
  • Ensure that our curriculum is coherent and progressive
  • Make explicit the knowledge it intends to impart, and deepen, through a knowledge-led approach that underpins the development of ‘skills’ 
  • Ensure that clear and purposeful links are made within and across subjects to help develop children’s ‘schemata’
  • Provide children with regular opportunities to recall, and reflect on, their learning so that it sticks in their long-term memory
  • Protect the ‘subjectness of subjects’ so that children are clear on what they are learning and how they can progress
  • Provide children with opportunities to learn from, and about, their locality and its heritage
  • Promote a clear set of personal, social and learner values 

In Key Stages 1 and 2 the subjects taught fall within the National Curriculum, click on the subject links below to find out more:

English

Mathematics

Science

Computing

History

Geography

Art and Design

Music

PE and Games

Religious Education

Foreign Language (Spanish)

PSHE & SRE

Please click on the pictures to find out more about how we weave SMSC & British Values into our curriculum