Wainscott School Creative Curriculum
The school follows the National Curriculum for England and Wales which was updated in 2019. The new curriculum has new, higher standards for all children to achieve by the time they leave Primary School.
"The design of the curriculum is innovative, creative and challenging. Pupils are very enthusiastic about the breadth of content they cover. For example, pupils study sculpture, three-dimensional drawing and model-making in art. Pupils experience an enriched curriculum through frequent visits from authors, illustrators and historians. For example, Year 4 pupils recently spent a day studying Roman history with a specialist history group. Such experiences enrich pupils’ learning."– Ofsted 2019
The Primary First Trust has the following overarching educational concepts and all of the schools consider this when designing their own bespoke curriculum:
In doing so, our family of Primary First Schools nurture happy, confident and capable young people ready to play their full part in the world at large.
WHAT WE DO AND WHY
At Wainscott we organise our Creative Curriculum into termly whole school topics (chosen by children and staff) which incorporate and promote our school values. We have created a skills and knowledge based continuum of year group curriculum maps which include coverage of the National Curriculum, as part of a broadly balanced curriculum provision which meets the needs of Wainscott’s pupils, taking regard of the school setting and local, national and international developments.
Our planning incorporates higher-order questioning and challenge for all pupils. Our curriculum is designed to be meaningful and purposeful, including practical, hands-on activities. Staff take every opportunity to promote learning beyond the classroom – outdoors in our wildlife area and further afield on trips and excursions.
Our curriculum is accessible to all and allows children to foster an ethos of togetherness and understanding of difference. In addition, the PSHE curriculum embeds equality for all and the knowledge that difference is valued and understood.
Children are encouraged to undertake their own research projects, follow their own interests and preferred learning styles through pre-learning topic homework challenges. Regular feedback from children reveals how this cross-curricular approach allows them to make connections and apply their knowledge and skills across different subjects. At Wainscott, pupils are motivated and learning is fun.
If you have any further questions about our curriculum please contact your child's teacher in the first instance.
Below you will find a link to our creative curriculum overview, our subject specific skills progression maps as well as National Curriculum documents for all subjects: