West Road Curriculum Statement
West Road Primary Academy is committed to meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum for Primary Schools introduced in September 2014. The Government site describing the curriculum can be found here.
Our curriculum is based upon the Knowledge Schools Trust’s Primary Knowledge Curriculum. This is a carefully sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum which aims to inspire pupils and promote excellent outcomes for all.
The curriculum content has been carefully chosen by subject experts and is organised in a coherent way, ensuring children can build on their knowledge from year to year. In this way, the knowledge in the curriculum is cumulative, constructing firm foundations from which children can progress and develop deeper conceptual understanding and subject-specific skills over time.
Curriculum coherence ensures that teaching does not jump from topic to topic, but enables children to develop knowledge over time, as well as a love of subjects. Subject content is crucial to this approach- the rich content of the curriculum inspires children and plants the seeds for a lifetime of learning.
To find out more about the Primary Knowledge Curriculum, please click here to visit their website.
The curriculum will be taught taking into account the needs of all children. We aim for our curriculum to be exciting and to inspire children to nurture a passion for learning, encouraging inquisitiveness and confidence in our pupils.
The key drivers which underpin our curriculum are ASPIRATION, CULTURAL CAPITAL, POWERFUL KNOWLEDGE and LANGUAGE.
- ASPIRATION – to provide our young people to be proud and aim high. We change mirrors into windows.
- CULTURAL CAPITAL – to broaden our children’s outlook on the world. We will provide them with wide, rich and challenging first hand experiences encompassing all aspects of the National Curriculum. We will maximise opportunities to apply and build on subject knowledge and wider skills.
- POWERFUL KNOWLEDGE – our children are introduced to powerful knowledge through subjects. This will prepare them for life, enabling them to shape their own futures.
- LANGUAGE – Being a good communicator is key to the development of our children’s learning and thinking skills as well as social and emotional wellbeing.
Please click on the link to view our wider curriculum map for the whole school: Wider Curriculum Map Y1-Y6
Please see below the half termly overviews for each group: