Curriculum

We want children to enjoy learning through involvement in a meaningful, purposeful and relevant curriculum that develops lively, enquiring minds and gives children key knowledge and skills for life. Through our school curriculum, we are …

Growing lifelong learners who care share and shine

Please note, our curriculum is currently undergoing some key developments. We will do our best to keep you informed of our offer but parents may find it useful to refer to our half-termly curriculum letters for up-to-date information. These can be found on our Classes page.

The National Curriculum

The statutory National Curriculum is the programme of study which set out the content which must be taught by the end of each Key Stage. The National Curriculum is made up of three core subjects:

English               Maths               Science

There are also other foundation subjects:

Art & Design         Computing         Design & Technology         Geography

Languages        History        Music        Physical Education

There are also other subjects which are also statutory. These are:

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PHSE)

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Religious Education

Early Years Foundation Stage

The statutory framework for the early years foundation stage sets out the standards for learning, development and care for children, from birth up to the age of five.

Please note, we are currently in the process of planning for a new framework to be introduced from September 2021. You can find a copy of this here.

Our School Curriculum

Careful planning ensures that these subjects are matched with the age, ability and experience of each child.

We aim to ensure that all pupils have:

  • Equality of opportunity through the encouragement of positive self-esteem and the provision of an appropriate and differentiated curriculum
  • That pupils learn through an active curriculum with involvement in practical and meaningful activities
  • That pupils are encouraged to think for themselves and become increasingly independent and responsible for their own learning
  • That pupils have opportunities to cooperate and work with others as well as by themselves
  • That everyone in the school community develops an understanding of and sensitivity to the rights, responsibilities and respect of others as well as themselves
  • That pupils experience a curriculum which is differentiated, with continuity and progression maintained as they pass through the school
  • That the curriculum we provide is linked across subjects, as and when appropriate, through year group and whole school themes
  • That we monitor the progress and achievements of pupils throughout their time at our school and report this to parents on a regular basis

You can find more information on our school curriculum here.

Hethersett Woodside Primary and Nursery School
Coachmaker Way, Hethersett, Norwich NR9 3GN

Headteacher: Mrs Angela Jermy

Email: office@hethersettwoodside.norfolk.sch.uk • Tel: 01603 810674