Curriculum Introduction & Rationale
THE EWPA Curriculum
Our curriculum vision
Through our vision , our curriculum is designed to nurture and develop growth in our children’s mindset; their knowledge; their well-being and their character.
We want to develop the concept that anything is possible and foster ambition and aspiration. We want our children to leave East Wickham Primary Academy with the tools and attitude to continue on their journey to becoming lifelong learners.
Alongside GROW, sits our core values: Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship. These values provide our children with a strong sense of morality enabling them to ultimately become successful adults who are equipped to live successful lives.
How our curriculum is designed
Our curriculum is sequenced with the intention of building knowledge through a broad and balanced curriculum. It is relevant, challenging and underpinned by the National Curriculum. It is designed to be accessible and meet the needs and interests of all of our children.
In order to ensure that learning across the whole curriculum is sequenced appropriately, we have created progression documents. These show how the knowledge and learning is organised and what we intend our children to learn, know and be able to do at the end of each year, keystage and by the end of their time in primary school. The design allows for children to revisit, build upon knowledge and skills regularly and make connections (schema) to embed the learning, therefore knowing more and remembering more.
How we implement our vision
At EWPA, we have devised a consistent pedagogical approach for teaching and learning. This can be found here. This approach seeks to ensure that all of our children are taught to a high standard across all areas of the curriculum.
At EWPA, we track children’s progress in all subjects. We know that our children can excel in different areas across the curriculum. We want to be able to provide them with the tools to articulate and make connections; encouraging them to recognise what they need to do in order to move their own learning forward. To do this, we use regular live feedback and distance marking through our ‘red stamp’, alongside regular retention and recall activities (forget-me-nots).