Wallsend Jubilee Primary School Curriculum Intent

For further information about our school curriculum please contact our Deputy Headteacher:
becky.hawkins@wallsendjubileeps.org.uk

Wallsend Jubilee primary School

Curriculum Intent

 

Our Approach to the Curriculum

 At Wallsend Jubilee Primary School, we believe that every child is unique and has a range of gifts, talents and skills!

Our curriculum is the driving force that ensures that all children are given the opportunity to enjoy their education and thrive in a well thought out, progressive and stimulating environment. Our curriculum includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also a range of additional opportunities in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.

 

We have designed our curriculum to ensure that our children have the experiences and building blocks to support them in reaching their own potential, sparking new interests and passion and having a love of learning.  This will support the children in becoming employable adults who live healthy life lifestyles and grasp opportunities to broaden their horizons.

We seek to equip children with the necessary knowledge and understanding to prepare them for the future by focusing on the development of the 6R thinking skills: reflection, resilience, risk-taking, resourcefulness, responsibility and reasoning. This alongside fundamental British values is central to our curriculum. We will challenge, inspire and question children’s thinking which will spark and ignite their curiosity for learning. 

Our curriculum will support our children to be ‘The best they can be.’

Quality First Teaching of Reading, writing and mathematics skills are central to our curriculum as they allow access to children’s current curriculum and their future curriculum for life-long learning.  However our curriculum is more than that. Our broad, balanced, rich and vivid curriculum is driven by exciting themes, enquiry and content that is relevant to our children.  We recognise the importance of both our local area and our heritage and have utilised the extensive historical and geographical influences and both Wallsend and the North East.

By immersing our children in our curriculum we ensure that children are ready and prepared for their next stage of learning.

 

How will we achieve this?

  • Provision of a coherent, structured curriculum that leads to sustained knowledge and deep understanding
  • Quality first teaching of reading, writing and mathematics
  • High priority to foundation subjects and curriculum coverage, focused on breadth of knowledge, skills and understanding
  • Short and medium term planning that is concise and focused on clear objectives, which is differentiated and allows for appropriate deployment of resources
  • Curriculum leaders given the opportunity to lead, manage, monitor, evaluate and review their curriculum areas
  • Teachers and HLTA’s use their excellent subject expertise to enhance the curriculum
  • Opportunities to enliven the curriculum using educational visits, visitors, authors, actors and musicians
  • Opportunities for families to share in their pupils learning
  • The use of immersive days, with a particular focus on the 6R’s
  • Homework set where appropriate to link the curriculum with learning at home

What will the impact be?

  • Children will have an excellent grasp of reading, writing and mathematics skills
  • 6R thinking skills will developed to allow pupils to become resilient  independent learners both within and outside of the classroom
  • Children will develop  spiritual, moral, social and emotional skills and will have a strong understanding and be able to demonstrate how to respect themselves and others around them
  • Children will demonstrate understanding of the five key areas of Fundamental British values. These are  – democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different religious beliefs
  • Children will be aspirational and always strive to be the ‘Best they can be’
  • Children will have developed curiosity and enthusiasm for learning new facts and skills

We believe that our approach to the curriculum at Wallsend Jubilee Primary School will create well rounded, lifelong learners who have the skills and attributes to be successful in their future learning and careers.