At Wheatfield Primary School we want to provide children with a knowledge rich curriculum, which engages, excites and motivates children.
It will allow every child to develop fully as an individual, academically and beyond. Throughout their time at Wheatfield, they will also develop the skills to access all aspects of the curriculum. Subjects will be taught to allow children to become historians, scientists, artists and more. Children will be motivated, inspired and independent children who have a love of learning and are curious to know more!
Our school will provide a nurturing environment where children can develop respect for themselves, others and their surroundings. They will be surrounded by skilled adults who allow each child to thrive so they are equipped to meet the changes and challenges in the life ahead. All children will have access to excellent teaching and learning but we will also ensure that the whole child is developed by having access to trips, visits and experiences, which enrich their lives.
Wheatfield Primary School will provide opportunities for every child to feel part of and be able to contribute to the school and local and global community, with all members of Wheatfield embracing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Children will know their rights and know they have a voice, which can make a difference.
Wheatfield Primary School aims to develop learners who can thrive in the 21st century. We use pedagogies of deep learning and mastery to engage, challenge and inspire pupils. At the heart of our pedagogy, we recognise the intrinsic link between deep learning, relationships and wellbeing.
Our curriculum supports our wider school vision to develop well-rounded, confident and responsible children who aspire to achieve their full potential. We will do this by providing a welcoming, stimulating, happy, safe, and supportive learning environment in which everyone is equal and enables children to achieve excellence together.
At Wheatfield Primary School we are developing a mastery approach when planning our lessons in all subject areas. In our curriculum mapping, we are focusing on knowledge and skills to ensure that children meet a broad and balanced knowledge base and develop these skills throughout their school career. By clearly identifying the key concepts with the children, we can revisit and check that children have understood and remembered them. We encourage children to problem solve and to challenge themselves. There should be no ceiling to learning.
Reading is at the heart of the curriculum and we aim for all children to be immersed in literature and books. We ensure books are challenging and range from classics to modern prose. Books reflect the local community so children can identify themselves in books.
Vocabulary and good oracy is also at the heart of our curriculum. Children are taught the etymology of words so they develop a greater knowledge of lesson content. Our subjects are also taught as discrete parts of the curriculum so children understand what the different disciplines of each area are. They become historians, scientists and artists through carefully sequenced and planned lessons. These build on previous learning, and retrieval and application of knowledge and skills is at the core of learning.
We are always reviewing our curriculum to ensure it reflects the world around us. We aim for our children to leave our school with a love of learning, a global awareness and prepared for their next stage of education and beyond.
Please click here to view information on Wheatfield's Curriculum, Knowledge Organisers and Home Learning
If you would like further details regarding the curriculum please speak to your child's Class Teacher.