Waterhouses CE (VC) Primary offers an extended creative primary curriculum which is well organised, imaginative and effectively contributes to the learning and experiences of the pupils in our care.
Our thematic curriculum, which is enhanced by a wide range of trips and visitors to the school, is planned systematically through curriculum maps for each year group. The opportunities we provide for the children ensure that the whole range of the National Curriculum is delivered appropriately in a cross-curricular manner.
Within both KS1 and KS2, the core subjects of English, Maths and Science are taught as distinct subjects. However, we recognise that English and Maths skills form an integral part of all learning, therefore it is our aim to develop english and maths skills throughout the curriculum, making the most of any opportunities for writing that arise.
Please navigate to the Long Term Planning page where you will find the current curriculum maps for each year group.
End of year expectations for each year group can be found on the assessment page.
You can also view the individual subject folders for further subject specific information.
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