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Curriculum Statement

Curriculum Intent

Woodthorpe CofE Primary School provides a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum. Through our curriculum we develop children’s creative and critical thinking skills through an ethos of enquiry and innovation with high quality relationships and caring attitudes. Underpinning all that we do is our school vision and GROW code of conduct, which instills our core values of being Grateful, showing Respect, being Outstanding and being Welcoming to everyone in our school and local community. The British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance are promoted through the curriculum and through Collective Worship themes.  This approach helps to prepare or children for their future life, and teaches everyone to understand, value and respect the differences in our school and local community and the wider world. 

Our children attend a variety of Early Years and Nursery settings before joining us at the age of 4 years, in Foundation Stage 2 / Reception. We recognise that the early years are a very important time in a child’s life, as it is during this time that the foundations for all learning are laid. By the time our children join us at 4 years old, they have already developed a range of skills, and an understanding of the wider world, according to their cultural heritage and their experiences at home.

Working in partnership with our families and our church and local community, we provide children with the time and opportunity to develop and master new skills, in a safe and secure learning environment. Our curriculum themes start with an engaging opener, the ‘Big Start’, and they conclude with a ‘Big Finish’. Each theme has a ‘Big Question’ as its central route of enquiry. We want all of our children to have memorable learning experiences that inspire and encourage them to achieve their potential, whilst also fostering an attitude of ‘wanting to learn’, as well as ‘needing to learn’.

Our Vision                                                                                                                       

We want everyone who is part of our school and its community to welcome each other and help us to be the best that we can be, so that we can all achieve our potential. We want it to be a place where everyone is respected and included and where we all share a love of learning, full of exciting experiences.


For more information on the Primary National Curriculum, please click here