Curriculum Intent

At Northlands Wood Primary Academy the intention of our curriculum is to equip our children in readiness for their progression into their next stage of learning.  Our curriculum is designed to:

  • recognise children’s prior learning
  • provide first hand learning experiences
  • allow the children to develop interpersonal skills
  • build resilience
  • become creative, critical thinkers.

Our approach is built around a recognition that all our pupils are individuals.  We understand that some children may require the curriculum to be tailored to their specific needs. Consequently, while our curriculum provides a rigorous framework to teach from, our intention is also that our curriculum exhibits fluidity and flexibility to adapt to varying needs and experiences.

Teaching and learning is underpinned by an awareness of the basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. Indeed it is these core values, based on our “monthly values”, that are at the root of our curriculum and character education. We use our “monthly values” to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success. We constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage our learners and we believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity. It is this that, we believe, encourages the children to develop a thirst for knowledge and become lifelong learners.

The ultimate goal of our curriculum is that children leave the academy equipped for the next stage in their education. Furthermore, they have a sense of belonging to a community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make links to prior learning and experiences and to be successful - achieving the best they can, in all they do.