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Woolton Hill Junior School - Curriculum Intent

 

At Woolton Hill Junior School, we offer our children an inclusive, broad and balanced curriculum by:

 

  1. developing inquisitive minds, a spirit of curiosity and a passion for learning

  2. providing an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips our children to be global citizens for today and tomorrow

  3. developing and building on our children’s prior learning

  4. allowing the children to build resilience and become compassionate, creative, critical thinkers.
     
    At Woolton Hill Junior School, we aim for our children to leave us with confidence and the skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.

Curriculum Implementation

 

At Woolton Hill Junior School we deliver a creative curriculum underpinned by a rigorous approach to the teaching and learning of the core skills of reading, writing and mathematics. We ensure that these skills are taught progressively throughout the school with clear, whole school expectations and approaches and opportunities to apply them are planned for across the whole curriculum. 

 

Alongside daily English and maths lessons and weekly science sessions, we deliver foundation subjects such as history and art through carefully chosen project themes that help the children to develop a life-long love of learning. Due to the fact that our classes have mixed year groups, we use a two year planning cycle to ensure projects and themes are not repeated.

Alongside the main topic areas that are delivered in school we also deliver some subject specific topics that exist outside the main topic area being studied. This allows us to ensure continuity and progression in specific subject areas and that children access a broad and balanced curriculum.  We use specialist music teachers to enhance our music provision as well giving children the opportunity to learn to play different instruments such as guitar and drums. 

The subject content of our curriculum’s fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum issued in September 2014. However, we have worked hard as a staff to ensure that the content is best matched to the needs of our children.

 

 

Curriculum long term overviews

 

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