Curriculum Intent Statement
At Waterhouses C.E. Primary Academy, we aim to provide a curriculum that is broad, well balanced and above all stimulates the children to learn with Christian values at its heart. It allows children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. We provide a curriculum that enriches their lives, ensuring every child reaches their full potential.
We serve a rural community and we recognise that our curriculum offer must not only support and build on their interests, but ensure that the children are given the opportunity to experience the wider British culture.
At Waterhouses we recognise the importance of English and Maths teaching in order to ‘open doors’ to other aspects of the curriculum; ensuring that the basic skills and foundations are taught.
The planning of the curriculum is based around the 2014 National Curriculum with a rolling programme using Cornerstones. Planning takes the form of a cross curricula approach and often teachers make links to English.
We extend opportunities by; forest schools, residential trips, a wide range of sporting events, visiting speakers, visits, MFL and music enrichment.
Please navigate to the Long Term Planning page where you will find the current curriculum maps for each year group.
In order for our curriculum to further flourish, we decided as a school to have key threads running through our topics as a backbone to how and what we teach. These would ‘drive’ learning forwards. We thought very carefully about the needs of the children at Waterhouses and we have identified three ‘drivers’ which we feel will underpin our school’s curriculum in order to give our children the skills, knowledge and personal attributes that they need to become lifelong learners and well-rounded citizens of the future.
Our curriculum will strive to open children’s eyes to new possibilities so they can develop aspirational attitudes and understand how to achieve their dreams. We encourage pupils to have goals, aim high and have confidence in their abilities.
We want our children to be effective citizens in a multi-cultural society. We want our curriculum to teach respect, value and celebrate the diverse world we live in today.
Our Christian Values are at the heart of everything we do here and our curriculum supports and nurtures children to be positive, develop imagination and self-worth, demonstrate resilience and build positive relationships
These drivers are central to our school ethos of ‘Learning for Life’ and will further enhance the exciting and engaging learning opportunities that our pupils enjoy every day.
If you wish to find out more about our curriculum, please contact the school