Curriculum Information

Curriculum Overview

Our Mission

At Woolden Hill we will strive to ensure that all children achieve high aspirations and celebrate success through a creative and inspiring curriculum. We will foster mutual respect for all and develop confident, independent and resilient learners who are effective citizens in an ever-changing technological society.

Our curriculum has been written to develop children who:

  • Are inspired learners.
  • Are good citizens.
  • Are independent thinkers.
  • Have curiosity
  • Are great friends.

This is the philosophy of how we want to work and learn. These aims underpin all of the learning that takes place in our school.

Click on the link to see our  Curriculum Intent – The Big Picture Overview  to gain a great understanding of our curriculum Intentions.

Click on the link to see The Big Ideas Whole School Curriculum Long Term Planning

Curriculum Implementation

Our learning takes place through children developing their knowledge, skills and understanding via carefully chosen topics that will capture the children’s interests. These topics have the key drivers of ‘past, present and future’ to help the children gain a sense of what has gone before, what is happening now in the world and how they can be an agent for change in the future. Throughout each year group, six key global themes will also be explored:

  • Environment
  • Being Healthy
  • Human Rights
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Aspiration
  • Technology

This helps the children gain a clear understanding of the world they live in and how they can make a difference both now and in the future.

Characteristics of Learning

At the heart of our curriculum are the following eight characteristics of learning. This features in our planning and the way that children talk about their learning.

  • Creativity
  • Perseverance
  • Empathy
  • Resilience
  • Curiosity
  • Teamwork
  • Gratitude
  • Independence