Pupils who attend WTLA leave as well-rounded individuals, having fulfilled their academic potential and having developed excellent social skills. Our curriculum is designed to achieve this, by ensuring continuity and progression throughout the children’s learning journey. Consequently, essential knowledge and skills are embedded, in order for the children to make excellent progress. At every opportunity the curriculum promotes independent learning and encourages our children to follow lines of enquiry. Pupils at our school have access to incredible grounds and outdoor spaces, which are used to enhance their learning experience.
Learning has been tailored to suit the needs of our pupils in a variety of ways:
- By knowing our pupils well and understanding their needs and strengths.
- By regularly consulting them on the content of the curriculum, this helps to ensure the learning journey is an adventure.
- Enabling pupils to fully understand key concepts by using our locality wherever possible. This ensures experiences are relevant to our pupils, making learning easier to digest and understand. We build upon this knowledge and expand learning to the wider world, developing global citizens who are prepared for life in the 21st
We guide them in their learning journey; instilling good habits of respect, adventure determination and achievement and resilience. We are a ‘Gold – Rights Respecting School’ and teach children to respect individual’s rights all around the world.
Our curriculum is designed to take pupils on a ‘learning journey’. It is structured around a progression of skills and knowledge (taken from the National curriculum 2014), beginning in Nursery and reaching its climax in Year 6. Our curriculum is split into ‘projects’ that start with a question. At the beginning of each project the children share what they already know, and what they would like to learn. These early discussions will guide the project through to its end where ultimately, the project question is answered. It is recognised that the children need to research and find answers and the teacher should provide opportunities for them to be able to find the answers. Wow events kick start our projects and enthuse pupils at the beginning of their adventure, and celebration events finish the project, sharing what the children have learnt with parents. ‘Project walls’ in classrooms will follow the children’s learning journey.
Please see our whole school projects here;
Please see our ‘Maths’, ‘English’, ‘Science’ and ‘Wider Curriculum’ pages to see our subject specific progression maps.