Unlocking children’s potential.
Unlocking children’s potential by knowing them, believing in them and making success possible.
Children love school. They are engrossed in learning, intrinsically want to improve and set high expectations for themselves. Children are kind, considerate and healthy.
Our ambitious curriculum provides opportunity for every child to be a lifelong learner, achieve excellent outcomes, be healthy, happy and evolve into a good citizen.
The curriculum is logical, sequenced and encourages deeper learning. Learners think critically, communicate effectively and use learned knowledge, vocabulary and progressive skills across concepts. We want to grow thinkers, collaborators and leaders.
Skills: For each subject, the National Curriculum sets out what skills should be taught in each year group or phase. At West Drayton, skills are arranged into ‘progression grids’ to map the learning journey across the school.
Knowledge: Curriculum topics are scholarly, often pitched beyond age expectation. In each subject, concepts, or ideas, are revisited to allow pupils to grow their knowledge and understanding by building on prior learning.
Involvement: Linked to our 4 Pillars, WDA’s ‘100 Club’ provides 100 enrichment opportunities. Throughout their time at school, children will engage in a range of experiences, develop essential life skills and grow their general knowledge that will help to prepare them for adolescence and adulthood. Opportunities include; a visit to the seaside, preparing a healthy meal, administering first aid and naming the major constellations.
Pillars: A collective school promise that children will acquire the skills and values that will prepare them for today, for the next stage of their education and beyond. The Pillars are taught through skills, knowledge and the ‘100 Club’.
Personalised learning: The school will personalise how children learn by knowing all about their strengths, needs, skills and interests. Using SOLO taxonomy, our curriculum challenges pupils to reach their full potential and provides opportunity for deeper level thinking. Children are encouraged to explore how they learn best and have the opportunity to choose how they demonstrate their level of understanding. Children are engaged with their learning because they enjoy and value what they are doing.
Curriculum Overviews 2020-21
We are currently reviewing our curriculum content and will publish the overviews for each subject when they have been finalised.
If you have any questions about the curriculum we teach, please do not hesitate to contact us.