Our school’s vision runs through our curriculum which is written to broaden the children’s horizons and provide them with the essential knowledge they need for future success. The National Curriculum provides the statutory content so that the school can ensure progression and coverage across each key stage. The whole school community is committed to providing learning opportunities of the highest standards so all our pupils may be successful learners. We are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to make learning more exciting and to keep it fresh.
We have high expectations of ourselves and all our learners. We encourage children and staff to be problem solvers with a ‘can do’ attitude which we refer to as the ‘Waldingfield Way’. Our curriculum supports children in building their own identity as it gives them opportunities to learn about their own culture and heritage and to develop their understanding about the wider world so they begin to recognise where they fit in. We make sure our school is an inclusive, diverse stimulating environment that supports and celebrates our learning.
At Great Waldingfield each subject is taught discretely. Where a cross curricular link can be used to enhance learning it will be but links are never contrived so children are always clear in what is being taught. We think carefully what we want children to learn and thoughtfully consider how to teach and assess it.
Visits and visitors enrich the learning, for example the children will visit the place of worship for religions studied during the time they are at our primary school. We love to take the learning outside where we can and take advantage of our rural location. We also value the arts – all children in KS2 learn to play the ukulele, guitar, djembe drums and glockenspiel, taught by a music specialist. When children leave our school we hope they have an interest and enthusiasm for the world beyond their own doorstep.
Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 3, 4, 5, and 6) study the National Curriculum for both core and foundation stage subjects.
(RE) Religious Education
The Foundation Stage children will experience the seven areas of learning that are required and they are organised under the following areas:
These areas underpin the organisation of the learning environment; the activities provided for children and the monitoring of children’s’ progress and development.
For more information on our curriculum please speak to your child's class teacher or email the office :
At Great Waldingfield CEVC Primary School, all teachers are responsible for providing an inclusive curriculum that is differentiated for those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). We have high expectations for all pupils and are committed to ensuring our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.
Our inclusion statement emphasises the importance of providing an inclusive learning environment for all pupils including those with SEND. Additional information on this can be found in our Special Educational Needs Policy and our Equality Policy
CURRICULUM OVERVIEW BY SUBJECT SHOWING BREADTH OF STUDY
PROGRESSION OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
At Great Waldingfield Primary School we follow the National Curriculum progression of knowledge and skills for maths, English and science.