What is the purpose of our curriculum?

We wish to provide young people with the tools required to be independent, motivated,  happy, life-long learners. We aim to equip young people with the transferable skills, cognitive ability, self confidence and positive attitudes to enable them to build upon prior knowledge and understanding to attain new and valuable next steps in their learning. We support young people to work creatively, make connections, think critically, be reflective, explore ideas and embrace challenges excitedly whilst encouraging them to be active, inquiry driven learners.

Our curriculum is planned to:

  • Be broad, balanced and cross curricular with a clear sequence of learning.
  • Equip children with the opportunity to make links and retrieve prior learning, knowledge and skills so that the learning is meaningful, has context and connections can be made.
  • Have a strong focus on language development and Literacy, including opportunities to read, write, speak, debate, discuss and question across a range of styles and subjects.
  • Make connections between real life experience and their learning within daily lessons.
  • Promote the ‘child’s voice’ whilst developing children into effective communicators who can share their ideas, thinking and reasoning confidently and coherently whilst responding and valuing the ideas of others sensitively.
  • Nurture, develop and support children to be emotionally secure humans who believe in and can stand up for themselves in appropriate ways.
  • Engender worthiness and self belief. We want every child to be proud of who they are and celebrate their heritage and themselves.
  • Empower the children to be responsible, self-assured learners who are motivated to lead their own education and make informed choices safely.
  • Develop learners who are curious to find out more and ask questions to deepen their understanding and progress their learning further.
  • Use and apply skills and solve problems in all areas of the curriculum.
  • Enrich the children’s lives as they learn about their world (West Earlham, Norwich, Norfolk, the UK) and the wider world around them so they become educated, informed, respectful, curious and active citizens of the world.
  • Motivate children to strive to be the best person that they can be and understand that believing in themselves will support them to face challenges with resilience, positivity and success both now and in the future.

Through our curriculum, we will see children;  

  • tackling challenges both independently and collaboratively,
  • actively seeking how to do things better,
  • thinking, discussing and reflecting upon their learning,
  • asking questions, showing curiosity and explaining their reasoning and thinking,
  • being responsible for themselves and others,
  • actively participating in their learning,
  • applying fundamental English and maths skills in every lesson,
  • using what they know to make connections with their learning,
  • sharing their learning with their families,
  • expressing their opinions and viewpoints coherently and respectfully.

By the time children reach the end of KS2 they will have experienced:

  • A range of cultures, people, places and different viewpoints to enhance their learning.

We will do this through:

  • A beach visit
  • A woodland walk
  • A visit to a university
  • A visit to an art gallery
  • A visit to local landmarks- castle, market, cathedral
  • A visit to another place of worship
  • Experiencing live music
  • Experiencing live theatre
  • Meeting a range of people from different careers, cultures and faiths .
  • Experiencing team sports

West Earlham Junior School
Scarnell Road, Norwich NR5 8HT

Telephone: 01603 454569
Email: office@westearlhamjunior.norfolk.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mrs Catrin Parry-Jones
School Business Manager: Mrs Beverley Savage