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Curriculum

 Wateringbury CE Primary School follows the National Curriculum and places reading at its core.  Establishing an early love for reading is fundamental to achievement in all subjects and our library and books are at the hub of school life.  We are privileged that our school is situated in such wonderful grounds with stunning natural resources around us such as the river and woodland. The environment is important topic for our staff and children and so features heavily in our school's curriculum.

Key Themes of Our Curriculum

We have chosen 6 key themes that will thread through the children’s learning journey from EYFS to Year 6. Using reoccurring themes will help children to build a deeper understanding with concepts, ideas, knowledge and vocabulary being revisited in different contexts. Understanding happens when knowledge is well-connected and well-organised.

Our themes are:

Leadership

Exploration & journeys

Innovation & progress

Care & protection

Creation & creativity

Diversity

Using geography, history and English as the backbone of the curriculum through these themes. Other subjects may also link with the overarching theme, where the link can deepen the children’s knowledge through meaningful learning connections.

Each of these themes has key words associated with it that the children will learn as they go through the school. Regularly revisiting the themes and language gives children the opportunity to build a deeper understanding of their significance and meaning.

We have chosen high quality texts to enhance our theme.

Our Christian Values

Our key themes link closely with our Christian values.

Respect

Courage

Resilience

Love

Joy

Forgiveness

 

 

 Significant Figures

The children will learn about significant figures from within living memory and the past. Chosen for the qualities they demonstrate which enhance our themes and demonstrate our Christian values in action. They stand as role models for the staff and children in our school.

Leaders

Explorers

Innovators

Carers

Creators

Figures of faith

We have RESPECT in their leadership and use them as example of how we should lead others with RESPECT.

We appreciate their COURAGE in the face of challenges and look to have COURAGE in our own lives.

We are inspired by their RESILIENCE and try to show RESILIENCE in new situations.

We are encouraged by the LOVE that they show towards their cause and try to show LOVE towards others.

We see the JOY that they take in creating something new and hope that we can find the same JOY in our own creations.

We follow in their footsteps of faith and FORGIVENESS. We look for guidance in how we can be more FORGIVING.

Our Themes and Vocabulary  

Language acquisition is important in order to gain a deep understanding of subject area. Each of the themes has key words that we want the children to understand and use correctly by the end of Year 6.  

Leadership 

(inc. monarchy and conflict) 

Exploration & journeys  

Innovation & progress 

Care & protection 

Creation & creativity 

Diversity 

monarch 
ruler 
conflict 
power 
responsibility  
authority 
direct 
command 
reign  
rule 
democracy 
tyranny  
dictator 
icon 

explore 
discover 
research 
navigate 
invade 
investigate 
search 
quest 
venture 
travel 
expedition 
voyage 
settle  

innovate 
transform 
change 
revolution 
modernise 
design 
produce 
invent 
advance 
initiative  
development  
improvement  

health 
love 
compassion 
defend 
conserve 
preserve 
support 
environment 
protect 
sustain 

beginning 
nature 
original 
establish 
formation 
generate 
imagine 
conception 
foundation 
construct  
ingenuity 
individual  

variety 
distinct 
culture 
tolerance 
discriminate 
difference 
similar  
society 
recognition 
divergent 
equality