Primary School Curriculum
Our Curriculum Statement of Intent
Here at Woodside, our aim is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for today and the future. We provide a highly inclusive environment where learners enjoy their education and pupils at all levels are helped to achieve their potential.
The curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and school values (including British values) with a vision to prepare them for life beyond primary school.
We have developed three curriculum drivers that shape our curriculum, bring about the aims and values of our school: possibilities, environment and mindfulness.
Possibilities – Children cannot aspire to things they have never encountered. We will work to broaden our children’s horizons, expanding their knowledge of the world and by nurturing their interests and feelings towards what is new.
Environment – We believe our children need to know about and understand the world that is on their doorstep and beyond. They need opportunities to develop a care for the environment whilst experiencing the richness of its diversity.
Mindfulness - Everyday life can be hectic for today’s children; they’re under more pressure than ever in today’s world. We want our children to develop strategies that are useful in addressing the kinds of worries that we all experience. This, in turn, will help them learn how to work skillfully with the stresses and strains of childhood and adolescence without being swept away by them, ultimately building up their resilience. These coping skills then remain with them into adulthood.