Curriculum Plans

Curriculum Intent Statement

The aim at Whittingham C of E Primary School is to provide curriculum opportunities which help children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider world. 

Our whole school ethos underpins all that we do ‘Hand in hand together we will become resilient, respectful and responsible citizens of our community and the wider world.’

 Within our curriculum there is a focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding.  At Whittingham C of E Primary school we aim to ensure that children are well prepared for life in modern Britain. Our broad and balanced curriculum provides pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding, across all subjects, needed to become resilient, respectful and responsible individuals, who are well rounded and able to make well informed decisions and choices. 


The curriculum is language rich and provides pupils with the opportunity to read and write in a range of contexts, for different purposes and in response to a wide and varied range of exciting first hand experiences, including well planned educational visits, visitors and theme days which make the most of our geographical location, historical importance and  cultural heritage.  Through these experiences pupils explore people and events which have influenced our local area, the UK and the wider world so providing them with inspirational examples which they can aspire to. The curriculum is also flexible enough to take into account the interests and needs of all children and important local, national and international events and developmentsIt provides pupils with memorable experiences, in addition to diverse and rich opportunities from which they can learn and develop a range of transferable skills. An important focus of our curriculum is to raise aspirations, encourage a sense of personal pride in achievement, provide a purpose and relevance for learning and ultimately to help every child to find their strengths and interests.


The cross curricular approach which we have developed enables our pupils to apply their Maths, English and Science skills across the whole curriculum and reinforces mastery in these subjects as children appreciate the importance of these skills and how they apply to real life situations.


Our curriculum is planned in a two year cycle which allows for in-depth study and progression through a well-planned sequence of skills and knowledge and ensures that we have full coverage of the national Curriculum.  


Subject leaders play an important part in the success of the curriculum by leading a programme of monitoring, evaluation and review. The curriculum design ensures that the needs of individual and small groups of children can be met within the environment of quality teaching, supported by targeted, proven interventions where appropriate. Enjoyment of the curriculum promotes achievement, confidence and good behaviour. Children feel safe to try new things.





Curriculum Development
During the period of lockdown where there was a decrease in numbers of pupils attending school the teaching staff took this opportunity to develop a new and exciting long term plan of subject delivery. We have been keen to include lots of opportunity to develop our skills in the traditional sense but also to be mindful of the need to balance this with our physical and mental well-being.
School Year 2020-21 we followed Cycle A. School Year 2021-22 we are following Cycle B.
In addition to these plans for our Maths Curriculum we follow Power Maths
Phonics and Spellings we follow RWI Spelling and Phonics Scheme.
For our wider  English planning we are currently developing this using current research from EEF and the plans are being updated therefore the current plans will be replaced during 2021/22 as they are no longer being used.
Our Computing Plan was created during September 2020 so this is currently a separate document as staff are receiving training throughout Autumn Term.
Our PSHE and RHSE planning has now been thoroughly updated is now planned under the PSHE heading using the PSHE planning and following staff training October 2020 and is available on the PSHE/ RHE section of our website.
For further information on each curriculum area please see the separate categories  within the Curriculum Area section of our website.
School Year 2021-22 ( Will be completed for the new school year in September).
We are currently reviewing our  Long Term Planning in English, working with a Literacy advisor to ensure I that our standards remain high and we address any impact of COVID 19. We are using the latter part of Summer Term to trial Hamilton Trust Flexible Planning, CLPE- Power of Reading, Literacy Shed Resources and Reading for Pleasure intiative.
This year we are following Cycle B.
Following our curriculum re-organisation it was felt that our Computing Curriculum needed to be developed and Barefoot Computing was used as a resource from 2020 -22 and can be found below:
During Spring Term 2022, following further curriculum review and staff training the resource Using School 360 to Deliver The NCCE Computing Curriculum was considered as is now in use.