At Wheatfields Junior School, our curriculum has been designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum Programme of Study. We are proud to offer a broad curriculum that is challenging, engaging and makes the most of a wide variety of enrichment opportunities for our children. As a junior school, our intent is to ensure that our curriculum is designed to support our children to make a smooth transition from key Stage 1 when they join us. Our intent is to enable our children to be well prepared for the next stage of their educational journey over the four years they are with us in terms of both the formal educational skills they need to make a confident transition to secondary school and in their personal development of emotional intelligence, moral values and a love of learning in its widest sense. Our curriculum is ambitious and designed to give all pupils, including disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. The curriculum is sequenced so that children develop their knowledge and skills over time and are able apply what they know and can do with increasing fluency and independence. We see the teaching of knowledge and skills as inevitably intertwined; skills cannot be separated from knowledge and teachers maintain the balance between the two. Pupils study the full curriculum; it is not narrowed. As a school we are passionate about promoting books and intend that our children are immersed in a wide variety of rich texts which spark their imagination, curiosity and creativity across the curriculum. Our intent is that learning does not just happen in a formal curriculum in a classroom setting but also through the wealth of extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities we offer to our children, including utilising the wealth of historical and cultural resources in our local area. Our intent is that the children will be inspired as learners and will have the opportunity to find their individual passions, talents and interests which they may pursue through life.
Further information on our curriculum intent, implementation and impact is outlined in our Teaching and Learning Policy.
Below is a link to an outline of the programmes of study we teach across every subject.
The National Curriculum (2014) is available in full on the DfE website using the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum