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Curriculum

At Wistaston Church Lane we offer a curriculum that is challenging, exciting and encourages a love of life and learning in every child.

Our thematic approach has been built around the expectations of the national curriculum and has been developed to put children’s learning into meaningful contexts. Subject leaders have worked hard to make sure that our curriculum is focused on the development of children’s knowledge and skills across all primary subjects with the aim of ensuring pupils are ready for the next stage of their learning.

Our curriculum is underpinned by 4 Core Values aims. These are embedded into the delivery of our curriculum:

  • Challenge

  • Self- awareness

  • Creativity

  • Community

Our curriculum includes not only the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum, but also a wide range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of the children.  To encourage pupils to explore the wide range of careers and vocations offered in Britain, we provide a range of opportunities for pupils to learn about and experience them through additional projects such as Wistonia University and Careers Week. Residentials for years 2 through to 6 are planned with the goal of enhancing the curriculum as well as enabling children to develop skills such as self-management, communication, teamwork and problem-solving, all of which lead to the development of leadership skills.

The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and their understanding of British values are woven through the curriculum. Through the teaching of PSHE, we also provide children with the skills understand themselves and their feelings, to handle social situations and identify risk and dangers.

When children leave our school at the end of Year Six they are ready to progress on to high school. They will be equipped with the full range of knowledge, skills and vocabulary that enables them to become lifelong learners that enjoy their learning and who can work through challenges.