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Whitchurch Combined School

Growing Today, Ready for Tomorrow

Whitchurch Combined School

Growing Today, Ready for Tomorrow

Curriculum

The Whitchurch Combined School Curriculum

 

At Whitchurch Combined School we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum, incorporating the Curriculum Guidance for Early Years and Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum, in well-resourced and stimulating surroundings.  This promotes a positive, challenging and enjoyable learning experience which meets all our children’s needs and abilities. To enable all our children to enjoy, achieve and develop creative approaches to thinking and learning, the curriculum is delivered through topics and experiential learning opportunities through visits and trips off site. We also ensure that the children experience a variety of visitors to school such as theatre groups, poets and musicians.

 

We strongly believe that children need to develop social and emotional skills if they are to participate effectively in our society. It is our awareness of this need which has led to the broad, experiential form of curriculum organisation that we have adopted, and to the inclusion of an extensive Personal, Social and Health Education programme in our curriculum.

 

Parents and Carers can speak with their child's class teacher for more information about the Curriculum that is being followed in each year group. The individual subjects below include further details about each subject. They are based on the information that is provided by the Primary National Curriculum

 

At Whitchurch Combined School all class teachers are responsible for providing a curriculum that is suitable for all pupils in the class, including those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) with support from the SENCo. 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 Education Needs Information Report and Equalities Policy.

 

We have designed our Curriculum thinking about our motto, "Growing Today, Ready for Tomorrow." and our seven Building Blocks. Have a look below.

Whitchurch Curriculum Design - March 2019

 

  • Walk in the shoes of the children....

 

 

What do we want their journey at Whitchurch to be like?

  • What makes our Curriculum different to other schools?
  • What difference is it making to pupil’s learning/experience?
  • 50 amazing things to do before you leave Whitchurch?

Intent

  • Why, why are we doing what we are doing? 
  • Our core beliefs/values. Our Ambition

Implementation

  • How? How are we going to fulfil our intent?
  • Non-negotiables for each subject

Impact

  • What? How do we know?

 

 

 

Growing Today, Ready for Tomorrow - the Seven Building Blocks

Whitchurch Combined School Values

Be Kind
  • No matter how tough your day has been for you: always be kind - Emily, Year 5.
Be Respectful
  • Accept people's ideas or games you might play on the play ground - Edward H, Year 5.
Be Proud
  • Being proud to me is doing your best work and looking for ways to improve - Freddie, Year 5.
Be Resilient
  • You don’t give up! You keep trying your best until it gets easier! - Henny, Year 5.
Be Curious
  • Being Curious to me is asking questions, being interested and wanting to try new things - Edward W, Year 5
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