- To provide a curriculum that meets the needs of, engages and challenges all children;
- To ensure that all children leave Worth Valley Primary School proficient in the fundamental skills of speaking and listening, reading, writing and mathematics; and well prepared to make a positive contribution to wider society and life in Britain;
- To develop a love of learning through a wide interconnected curriculum which builds on real life contexts to provide a wealth of learning opportunities;
- To use a discreet subject approach which enables rigorous progression of skills both academic and social, moral, spiritual and cultural;
- To provide a curriculum which promotes and engages parents and carers in their children’s learning building real life learning contexts both in and out of school.
Worth Valley Primary School’s curriculum is developed specifically for each year group and adapted by expert teachers at Worth Valley to deliver an exciting, relevant curriculum meeting the needs of our children. Discreet subject teaching ensures a tightly structured progression of skills and learning dispositions, for example reflection and self-regulation, thereby readying children for transition to secondary school and beyond.
Each year group engages in all subjects across the year. To enrich school based learning, trips and visitors are carefully planned to bring learning to life and provide the all-important real-life learning experiences.
Our curriculum demonstrates core coverage in each curricular area. Fundamental to this is the real life learning opportunities that children engage in at home – visits to the park with friends, taking part in clubs and spending quality time with family. Engaging in reinforcement of core skills such as regular reading to children and hearing them read along with supporting the term by term development of spelling patterns and phonic awareness are ways in which family members can work with the staff to reinforce the value of all learning experiences both academic and social. It is through working together that Worth Valley Primary School’s curriculum is further strengthened and enriched.
In the Early Years at Worth Valley Primary School, we aim to provide a happy and secure learning environment where each child can play, learn and develop through a wide range of structured and free play activities which meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and children’s own interests and needs.
In Early Years, all learning takes place through play with a balance of adult-directed and child-initiated activities. The children’s play activities and learning curriculum are based on the statutory principles and practices set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Each area of learning sets out the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to meet Early Learning Goals by the end of the Reception year in school.
Curriculum Leadership 2018-2019
Leading Learners Curriculum Leader: Leszek Iwaskow
Worth Valley Primary School Curriculum Leader: Lisa Boothroyd
Art and Design: Caroline Oram
Computing: Rachael Page
Design and Technology: Caroline Oram
English: Ceinwen Lodge
Geography: Sarah Hiley (Currently on Maternity leave)
History: Rachel Metcalf
Maths: Lisa Boothroyd
Music: Tracey Whittam
Physical Education: Ceinwen Lodge and Graham McNulty
Physical, Social, Health and Economic Education: Julie Batey
Religious Education: Julie Batey
Science: Susan Grant
Spanish: Ana Priestley
Our curriculum is regularly updated in line with best practice and the needs of the children we serve
At Worth Valley Primary School, safeguarding is of paramount importance. We are committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children and staff in school.