Woodthorpe Primary School

Welcome toWoodthorpe Primary School


Through discussions with our children and families we have developed our own unique curriculum. The 'Woodthorpe' Curriculum is a thematic, creative curriculum. This creative approach to curriculum design enables us to take ownership of our curriculum, to shape it and mould it to the needs of our children. Each term our teachers, with the help of the pupils, develop a theme for study - this is based on what the children's interests are and what they 'want' to discover. As well as the national curriculum being covered we also aim to develop core skills that we feel are important for our children in order for them to succeed in modern Britain, things such as teamwork, respect, enthusiasm and self-belief.


As well as this themed approach to learning we also have clear progression systems in place to ensure that children make rapid progress. Each term pupils progress is tracked closely and teachers assess the areas that each individual pupils need to develop the following term.

As well as our 'core' curriculum we also ensure that children experience many wider opportunities. The list attached below gives a flavour of what opportunities children have had over the past academic year. 

Wider Curriculum 


Our four core school values are weaved through each curriculum area:


Respect - How much children are taught to respect themselves and those around them.

Challenge - Pupils are challenged appropriately to ensure that they reach their best possible level in all areas.

Skills for life - Children are taught how to present themselves in an appropriate way with good manners and determination.

Sport - How much we ensure the pupils are physically fit.


Our approach to the 3 I’s


Curriculum overviews & programmes of study


Long term & medium term planning (derived from objective docs)


Curriculum leader monitoring, support and impact


Our curriculum is organised into the following subject areas:


Woodthorpe Curriculum


Wider curriculum

  • English
  • maths
  • science
  • design and technology
  • history
  • geography
  • art and design
  • music
  • physical education (PE), including swimming
  • computing
  • modern foreign languages (at key stage 2)
  • religious education

  • Growth mindset
  • Diversity
  • Citizenship
  • PSHE
  • Nature and danger
  • Drama




Core values: skills for life, challenge, respect, sport


Through each lesson sequence, we also strive to add a ‘memorable moment’ – a special project, activity or task which provides our children with a sense of ‘awe and wonder’ about the world in which we live and brings our rich curriculum to life.


If you would like any further information regarding our school curriculum, either in person or in writing please do not hesitate to get in touch with the school office on 01904 806464.