At Whatfield we are a Church of England School and our aims and values are all linked to Christian beliefs.
Our curriculum has been designed to ensure each and every child can ‘live life in all its fullness’ by offering stimulating and awe inspiring learning experiences with Christian Values at its heart. At Whatfield CEVC Primary School we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum where all subjects are valued.
Whatfield provides a highly inclusive environment where learners enjoy their education. Pupils at all levels are helped to achieve their potential.
As a small, rural school we want to ensure that children develop as outward looking learners who are able to engage in learning about themselves and understand their community, the wider world and show respect for the diverse cultures of the world
Ultimately our curriculum is intended to give children a strong sense of self by understanding and developing:
who they are as individuals;
how they live and learn and where they fit in the world;
the value of their unique achievements;
and their aspirations, underpinned by our focus on achievement for all.
At Whatfield CEVCP School we use the International Primary Curriculum, and teachers work hard to design exciting and engaging lessons based on the themes. We pride ourselves on presenting lessons in an exciting and creative way, tailored to our pupils, whilst following the 2014 National Curriculum. We aim to teach modern British values throughout the curriculum. We underline the importance of Democracy through the use of the school council, tolerance and understanding through our RE curriculum, and responsibility to the community through leadership opportunities like Junior Road Safety Officers or fundraising for Charities.
We have also taken on a Maths scheme - 'Maths No Problem' -which uses the Singapore bar method of calculation, supported by a lot of practical materials to aid the pupil's learning. It is a fast paced series of lessons, which we hope will meet the challenge of the newest Maths Curriculum, and is designed to complement it.
Philosophy for children is taught across the school, and most staff are accredited practitioners at level 1.
If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.