The Curriculum

At Great Whelnetham Primary School, we believe deeply in the importance of helping our pupils develop as a whole person – happy and ready to take the next steps into their education and lives beyond primary school, regardless of their starting point. We want our children to move on from our school and to go out and make a positive difference.

Our aim is to create an exciting, interesting set of activities that enable all of our children to be active participants. As an academy we are able to take the children beyond the limits of the National Curriculum and our offer is bespoke to the children we know so well.

Our curriculum is carefully crafted so that our children develop their academic, social and cultural capital. We place a strong emphasis on substantive knowledge and understanding across the breadth of the curriculum to ensure our children are equipped to engage actively within contemporary society.

We have made informed choices about what experiences we want to include and how they build over time. Our curriculum is not set in stone and may be subject to change as we like to capitalise on the children's interests as well as significant local and national events, projects and initiatives as or when they arise. Our world is ever- changing and we feel that we need to provide a curriculum that caters for this and prepares our children appropriately. We believe such flexibility will ensure that our children enjoy creative learning opportunities.

Long Term Curriculum Planning 2020-2021 and 2021-2022
Bespoke, quality teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do.  Our intention is to provide engaging and immersive subject related experiences which capture children's interests and develop and extend their knowledge, skills and love of learning.
As our children learn in mixed age year groups, we plan out curriculum on a two- year cycle, so that each year covers all areas of each individual subject.  Here are the long term plans we have created, sign posting areas of learning ahead for each subject and year group.