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The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development in preparation for life in Modern Britain. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also any other activity organised by school, for example, extra-curricular activities and any other activities designed to enrich the experience of the children. There is also a ‘hidden’ element to the curriculum which includes what the children learn from their school environment, the way they are treated and how they are expected to behave.

We aim to ensure that all pupils experience high quality and purposeful teaching and learning - encouraging and enabling all pupils to achieve their potential.


This includes:

  • delivery of the Foundation Stage and National Curriculum within a school curriculum which incorporates balance, breadth, challenge, coherence, relevance, equal opportunity, differentiation, continuity and progression.
  • the use of a range of teaching and learning strategies, technologies and resources.
  • development of investigative and independent skills and positive attitudes to learning with challenge and targets.
  • the promotion of high standards, success, excellence and enjoyment in all aspects and at all levels of learning.

We aim to develop a school which relates to and respects the immediate environment, the wider community and the world beyond.
  • developing an appreciation of past achievement and an understanding of the present world in preparation for life in the 21st century.
  • maintaining a school environment which is welcoming, stimulating, well-ordered, tidy, clean and safe.
  • developing a shared sense of respect and responsibility for all that belongs to our school and towards the people who work within it.
  • involvement of governors, parents, the local community and relevant outside agencies in the work of our school.
  • developing responsibility for one’s own actions, and to have awareness, appreciation and respect regarding cultural, religious and moral values of others.
  • encouraging and developing informed, independent decision-making in matters relating to the environment as well as to health, morality, belief and spirituality.

At EWPA we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which enables all children to develop a lifelong love of learning; promotes the willingness to question and explore whilst developing resilience and the confidence to take risks in order to achieve the highest possible outcomes.

Our curriculum is based upon the Early Foundation Stage and National Curriculum Framework. We provide a wide and varied learning experience from the Nursery through to year 6, which is enriched through creative contexts and our values based learning community.


Our curriculum enables all children to become:

  • Successful lifelong learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society


Our curriculum is developed around a values based learning community which:

  • Promotes personal development;
  • Supports equality of opportunity;
  • Develops spiritual, moral, social, intellectual and physical growth;
  • Celebrates the contributions of a diverse range of people, cultures and heritages;
  • Develops an understanding of the world and environment in which we live and promotes the need to care and protect it.


The curriculum at EWPA will:

  • Promote high standards across the curriculum particularly in English, Maths, Science and ICT
  • Provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum for all children
  • Instill a positive disposition to learning and develop a commitment to learn
  • Equip children with essential knowledge, skills and understanding
  • Prepare children for the next phase of their education and their future careers
  • Widen children’s horizons and raise aspirations about future learning, education and career opportunities.
  • Make children aware of, and engaged with their local, national and international communities
  • Help children recognise that personal development is essential to well-being and success

Curriculum Overview 2018/2019

National Curriculum

The East Wickham Curriculum

Subject List

Questions? Comments?

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