Our Curriculum Intent - design, coverage, appropriateness

Our curriculum has undergone significant change over recent years to ensure it is both progressive and engaging to all pupils. We moved away from a thematic approach as we felt the children did not have a true understanding of what individual subjects were and we were unable to provide full national curriculum coverage for all foundation subjects.  Cross-curricular links however are evident where they are meaningful and seek to strengthen children’s knowledge and skills across the curriculum.

Our curriculum is designed to develop the whole child: their knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes. Within each subject our lessons are sequenced to enable children to build upon prior skills and knowledge and are alive with first-hand purposeful experiences. We actively seek out opportunities to learn outside the curriculum and draw upon the expertise of others through visitors and visits. We recognise that each child is unique with individual strengths and needs, so the curriculum is adapted to ensure each child is inspired and challenged and is able to reach their full potential.

We seek to build on children’s natural curiosity about the world around them, promote a healthy lifestyle and develop positive attitudes. The children are given opportunities to develop an understanding of the way in which people and places differ, to make sense of their own surroundings and the wider world. The development of social skills and emotional development is equally important and developed through the curriculum and school life.

Children share responsibility for their learning with their teachers, parents and carers. The proportion of responsibility each bears, will depend on the age and characteristics of the child. Nevertheless, learning is constructed in such a way that, by the end of the primary years, children begin to see and experience the potential for taking responsibility for their own learning.

Please see our  Weedon Bec Primary Curriculum Policy 2022-23  for details of our implementation and impact in each subject. 

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Strictly Dancing 

Exploring the Stone Age

Learning Outdoors

Science Experiments

Developing balancing skills in P.E

Making advent headbands in R.E

Learning about habitats whilst visiting the Pocket Park

Young Voices 

How to obtain additional information on the curriculum

If you have any further questions, please email: office@weedon.innovatemat.org

British Values

The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” 

See how we implement British values in the class room...

Ofsted and Data

Weedon Bec Primary was last inspected in June 2023 .  The full Ofsted report may be viewed by clicking on the link below. 

Ofsted Report

Ofsted also have a data dashboard which can be found here 

Please note that due to the absence of data results from 2019-20, these performance measures are not current. 

The 2018-19 performance and standards table can be found here

The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. They have archived data from the 2018 to 2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance 

Act of Worship

All children take part in a daily act of worship as part of their class, key stage or as a school. Acts of worship are broadly Christian in nature and provide the opportunity for the school to meet together to share values and achievements.