At Weeth, we are passionate about delivering a high quality, ambitious curriculum. We have designed our curriculum to facilitate all children to reach, at least, age related expectations whilst meeting the needs of our school’s context. Our aim is that our curriculum is engaging, exciting and empowering, enabling our children to positively inspire, influence and impact and start their next phase of education with the required knowledge, skills and understanding.
We want the children at Weeth to understand their importance and the impact they can make, not only to themselves as an individual but also within their community and the wider world. Their journey through Weeth sees them starting with themselves and then branching out to explore communities within the United Kingdom and across the world, drawing on all this knowledge to return to our local community in year 6.
Each half term, significant figures throughout history and current times will illustrate how a person can positively influence, inspire and impact our lives. We want our children to be inspired and have the aspiration to know that they can make a difference, whether it big or small.
Weaved within and throughout our curriculum is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). SEL seeks to improve pupils’ decision-making skills, interactions with others and their self-management of emotions. This is an integral part of education and human development. The five core competencies of SEL are at the heart of our curriculum. They are:
- Self-management – managing emotions and behaviour to achieve goals
- Self-awareness – recognising one’s emotions and values as well as one’s strengths and challenges
- Responsible decision-making – making ethical, constructive choices about personal and social behaviour
- Relationship skills – forming positive relationships, working in teams, dealing effectively with conflict
- Social awareness – showing understanding and empathy for others
Those with robust social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges. SEL builds a foundation that supports our children’s successes, both personally and academically. When children are equipped with these skills, they are better able to learn and contribute to a positive school environment.
We have ensured that there is clear progression across the year groups and that the learning builds on prior knowledge. The aim is that the children will be able to consciously make links from previous years. The ‘small steps’ have been carefully considered and these are the focus of each lesson, working towards an end point.
Our curriculum recognises children’s prior learning, provides first-hand learning experiences, allows the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.
Every child is recognised as a unique individual – differences are welcomed. Childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.
We have the power to positively inspire, influence and impact.
For further information please visit the curriculum overview and individual subject pages on our website.