Wrockwardine Wood Infant School and Oakengates Nursery Federation

Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum intent is to inspire and motivate every child so they engage with their learning and make excellent progress. Each child is valued and understood as an individual; academically, socially, emotionally and as a spiritual being.

We never forget that a happy childhood is the right of every child. We want to ignite a child's natural curiosity through play and first hand exploration. Learning about the fascinating and diverse world in which they live is a crucial part of a child’s development.

Our curriculum has a strong emphasis on spoken language to develop children cognitively, socially and linguistically. The quality and variety of language that children hear and speak are key factors to a child developing the vocabulary they need when reasoning, making a justification, argument or proof of their ideas.

We believe children should be given time to develop their ideas, ask questions, problem solve and take risks which will lead to enhanced confidence critical thinking and problem solving skills.This approach will help them to recognise and articulate their strengths which in turn will prepare them for the future.

Our children are at the very beginning of their lifelong learning journey and we strongly believe that the curriculum we offer them should enable them to communicate their thoughts and ideas with others clearly, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things.

Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural development is embedded into all areas of our curriculum. Through our curriculum children learn to behave well, cooperate and share with each other. They make friends, respect each other's differences and build their understanding of different families, people and communities beyond their immediate experience.

Children also learn to behave in ways that are safe, understand how to stay safe and show that they feel safe.  As part of a whole school approach, we use a scheme called Jigsaw which develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Please read more about Jigsaw Programme on our PSHE page.

Our central aim is to provide every children with educational experiences and opportunities that will enable every child to discover and fulfil their own potential.

Below sets out all areas of our curriculum, policies and planning.

Curriculum Implementation