At Woodstock Primary our curriculum comprises all the learning and other experiences that we plan to meet the needs and interest of our pupils. It is constantly evolving to develop the skills needed for children to become successful learners, help prepare them for life in modern Britain and empower them to achieve success in the future. Our aim, to deliver a dynamic and innovative curriculum that challenges, excites and inspires children to become successful and confident learners and achieve their best, is the main driving force behind how we design and deliver our curriculum.
The school’s curriculum promotes and sustains a thirst for knowledge and understanding, and a love of learning. It covers a wide range of subjects and provides opportunities for academic, technical, creative and sporting excellence. It has a very positive impact on all pupils’ behaviour and safety, and contributes very well to pupils’ academic achievement, their physical well-being, and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Our curriculum is planned in themes on a two-yearly rolling programme within each phase – KS1, Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6. Topics are chosen to capture the interests and imaginations of our children. Themes include European Explorers; Field to Fork; Rule Britannia; Fighting Fit; Earth Matters; The Rainforest, as well as many more exciting topics. Each theme is introduced through a Curriculum Launch Day which is designed to engage children in their learning, and finishes with a grand finale to celebrate all that has been achieved. Skills-based learning is developed by linking subjects such as history, geography, art, design technology and music to the topic being studying. This allows children to make purposeful links in their learning. We also use every opportunity to make further links through reading, writing, maths, science and computing where relevant. PE and RE are often taught as discreet subjects to allow coverage of the main objectives and age appropriate skill development.