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020 8854 3637

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East Wickham

Primary Academy,

Wickham Street,

Welling, DA16 3BP

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East Wickham

Primary Academy

Caring, Supporting, Achieving

Our Curriculum Approach

EWPA Pedagogical Model


Planning – using all of the curriculum documentation, it is expected that all lesson plans…

  • Progression maps are used to plan sequences of lessons based on prior teaching.
  • Teachers have excellent subject knowledge and understanding of the curriculum from Nursery to Year 6.
  • All children are planned for using scaffolding, modelling, adaptations, high quality questioning and challenge.
  • Planned opportunities to retrieve prior learning (short and long term).
  • Planned oracy using MM/SFA/Co-operative learning approaches – star words, choral response, T-P-S, random reporter (lollisticks).
  • Planned ‘check in’ points using formative assessment to inform you that children have learned and remembered more.


Teaching – in providing effective lesson planning, it is expected that teachers ensure that:

  • Every new unit of work/lesson begins with Why this? Why now?
  • Every lesson uses the gradual release model structure –‘I do, we do, you do’
  • High quality modelling is in place (WAGOLL) and is based on secure subject knowledge.
  • Effective adaptations and scaffolding are used throughout the lesson to enable learners to reach the same learning outcome.
  • Retrieval activities using the retention toolkit, are integral to every lesson and throughout the lesson.
  • Forget-me-nots are clearly stated within the Learning Objectives.
  • Live feedback and marking takes place throughout the lesson – teachers should be circulating, checking, reviewing and adapting throughout the lesson.
  • Mini plenaries are used to refocus or provide adaptation to the lesson.
  • Children are grouped to ensure that co-operative learning strategies are impactful.
  • Talk tasks (partners, team huddle or whole class) are always part of the lesson structure.

It is also expected that teachers:

  • Continue to use evidence from interventions and SFA setting to adapt future learning and provision to close gaps quickly.
  • Find additional opportunities to close gaps in learning – Forget me not planner/Distance marking sheets.


Learning – as a result of effective lesson planning, secure subject knowledge and teaching, the children:

  • Are fully participating and engaged throughout the lesson.
  • Demonstrate co-operative learning through the 5 co-operative learning standard – Practise active listening; Help and encourage each other; Everyone participates; Explain your ideas and tell why; Complete Tasks.
  • Through regular live feedback, adaptations within lessons and red stamp (distance marking), children know where they are in their learning and what they need to improve in.
  • Children are able to make and articulate connections in what they already know and their new learning.
  • Know more and remember more!