Our curriculum is based on the Parable of the Mustard Seed and interwoven strapline, 'Sowing, Growing and Knowing.' The planning for each of our subjects is carefully mapped out to establish, build and extend children's understanding across three big ideas which act as 'holding baskets' for the knowledge we aim for them to develop. Our curriculum overview below summarises our ambitions.
For more details of how our curriculum is planned sequenced and delivered please arrange an appointment with Mrs Sheeran Head of School or Ms Wallis our Executive Headteacher.
'It is the smallest of all seeds but when it grows up it is the biggest of all plants. It becomes a tree, so that birds come and make their nests.'
Principles Underpinning the Curriculum in the MAT
Wetheringsett is a small, rural, village primary school. The school is at the heart of the community where children thrive, everyone is valued and learners achieve through excellent learning opportunities. We have devised a curriculum with our individual school in mind and will take advantage of local, national and international learning opportunities such as the local anniversaries (100 years of the village hall), the Suffolk show or the Olympics. Please find information about our overall curriculum and individual subjects below.
The purpose of our curriculum is learning; to set out the principles, aims and content of the subjects to be learned during the children’s time at Wetheringsett CofE Primary School. The second purpose of our curriculum is to ensure that what we teach has a wider meaning and we do this by identifying the big ideas behind each curriculum area. We believe we are growing skills and knowledge for life.
- Subject leaders regularly monitor learning and teaching in their subject areas including; children’s records of learning, learning observations, pupil voice and attainment and progress data.
- Senior Leaders, Governors and external bodies including the Diocesan MAT, Ofsted and SIAMs monitor the impact of Wetheringsett CofE Primary School's curriculum.
- Learning outcomes are moderated both internally and externally within the Local Authority and DMAT.