Curriculum

Our curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum (2014). We enhance this with planned opportunities that make up the wider school curriculum. Learning is always exciting and in a meaningful context for children. We believe in creative learning at Woodchurch.  Where commonality exists between subjects, learning is linked and lessons taught using a cross-curricular approach. Where this is not achievable, subjects are taught discretely. The rehearsal and application of basic skills learned in the core curriculum is a driver for the entire curriculum.

Each seasonal term, we have a school theme and individual class topics reflect that theme.

Term 1 and 2 2014 Term 3 and 4 2015 Term 5 and 6 2015
Time Travellers What a Wonderful World Globe Trotters

We place a strong emphasis on the development of the basic skills necessary to be confident independent learners and successful adults. All children take part in a daily English and Mathematics lesson. In addition to these, the children also take part in daily phonics lessons in Key Stage One and in Key Stage Two where necessary.  Key Stage Two children engage in a daily skills session where they develop their reading and comprehension skills in addition to developing a command of all aspects of the English language.

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development has a strong focus across the school curriculum. Pupils have the ability to reflect about their own beliefs and we encourage pupils to have a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them.  At Woodchurch Church of England Primary School children develop a strong sense of moral purpose in addition to a respect and understanding of people who have different characteristics to themselves, whether that be age, disability, gender, race or sexuality. A rigorous, well planned curriculum, delivered by excellent staff in an ethos of care, love and support enables our pupils to be well rounded, empathetic young people who have a thirst for learning and respect for all around them.  The skills of computing are taught as a discrete lesson; however these are also applied in all areas of the curriculum.

P.E. skills are taught by a subject specialist.

Religious Education is delivered through the Kent Agreed Syllabus 2014.

For further information about each subject, please see individual subjects.

The curriculum at Woodchurch CE Primary School aims to:

  • Inspire children to develop a love of learning.
  • Embed skills to prepare children for further learning and productive adulthood.
  • Take learning beyond the classroom.
  • Develop children to become reflective learners who have a sense of responsibility for their own learning and development.
  • Build confidence and motivation within our children.
  • Grow children who understand the importance of perseverance, resilience and tolerance.
  • Enable children to use their acquired skills and knowledge to observe, question and think.
  • Learn to value others, their views, cultures and beliefs.