Outwoods Primary School Curriculum
Outwoods Primary School is committed to meeting the requirements of the primary National Curriculum in a fun, exciting and engaging way for all children.
At Outwoods, we offer a broad and balanced, thematic curriculum that reflects the content and challenge of the National Curriculum and we are dedicated to providing excellent provision including other experiences and opportunities, which best meet the learning and development needs of the pupils in our school.
We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum is delivered in an exciting and appealing way with lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum. It aims to inspire children to nurture a passion for learning and develop the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education.
Here at Outwoods, we are constantly seeking ways to develop further the experiences the children have, and as part of this, we ensure that all children participate in a trip linked to their curriculum. In addition to this, we plan experience days to ‘hook’ the children. These can be linked to themes or topics they are studying, for example, a day as a Roman, a train ride using the sensory room, mad scientist days to name but a few. Project weeks are organised during the school year where the children learn through a range of activities such as drama, dance, singing, art and craft, cooking, sculpture and media. Projects so far have included a creativity project focussed around The Tempest by Shakespeare; a Year 1 and 3 writing project based around a text called The Green Ship by Quentin Blake; and a Cultural project about the cultures in our school. To enrich the children’s learning even more, we also invite visitors into school. These can include children’s authors, people who have various careers, local businesses, travelling theatres, animal keepers etc.
We are currently working hard to promote more and more family learning opportunities in school. These have been successful in Reception, Nursery and Year 4. During these sessions, parents have worked alongside their children in a variety of lessons and have had workshops to help them support their children in the way they are learning when at home.
Each term we give all parents the opportunity to attend drop-in sessions. These enable parents to visit the school to talk to the class teachers or have the chance to look through their child's work. As well as the drop-in sessions, all parents are encouraged to attend a termly Parents’ Evening to discuss their child's progress and achievements within our school. We value the partnership between school and parents.
Further information regarding each year group’s curriculum can be found at the bottom of this page and all other aspects of our school life, including behaviour, can be found on our policies page. If you have any further queries or questions regarding our curriculum our Curriculum Coordinator, Mrs Helen Hutchinson, will be happy to help. Please send all correspondence using the school email address that can be found on our contact page.