At Windmill Hill we aim to develop a love of learning through a creative, enriching and skills based curriculum that provides a balance of academic and personal developments. Our curriculum meets the requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 & 2 and follows the Early Years framework in EYFS. We have chosen to follow the National Curriculum because of the breadth of knowledge it provides. Additionally, we have ensured our curriculum gives all children the opportunity to master skills across a whole range of subjects including Science, History, Geography, Art, DT, MFL, Music and SMSC which will prepare them for life after primary school.
The curriculum at Windmill Hill has been designed to make it personal and engaging for all of our children. Ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum is delivered across the school allows our children to make good progress year on year, deepen their learning and eventually master skills across all subjects. It also provides a wealth of experiences which are effective, engaging, raise standards and aspirations.
“It is the substance of education that ultimately creates and changes life chances, not grade stickers from exams.” Amanda Speilman, Chief Ofsted Inspector.
At Windmill Hill we aim to develop a curriculum that enables all children to:
- Enjoy learning.
- Feel successful in their learning and to promote high self-esteem.
- Become creative, independent learners.
- Be given significant time to learn new skills and have time to practise those skills.
- Be given the opportunity to decide upon the final outcome of their learning.
- Know what their strengths are and which areas they need to develop.
- Become successful lifelong learners who are able to reach their full potential.
- Be able to evaluate and assess their own learning.
- Develop their critical thinking.
- Understand and value the importance of truth, fairness, right and wrong.
- Nurture positive relationships promoting working co-operatively with one another.
- Help children understand their local and Britain’s cultural heritage.
- Explore their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development.
- Learn and practice the basic skills of English, Mathematics and Computing
- Makes learning more meaningful by putting it into context
- Have a positive impact on their school and local community
- Challenge themselves and engage themselves in deeper learning
Our whole school curriculum map containing details of curriculum coverage and skills progression is currently being developed and refined and will be available on the website shortly.