An Introduction to the Curriculum at Willowcroft Community School 2017-2018
At Willowcroft we strive to provide children with a curriculum that has a wide variety of content and an appropriate depth of learning. It ensures that a firsthand experience and the use of prior knowledge is the priority. Through subject theme work and the statutory subjects of English, Maths, Science, ICT, Physical Education and Religious Education we aim to engage our children and give them the tools for success in their future in modern British life. We constantly review and reinforce a broad range of teaching strategies that foster focus and guide potential.
We enable our pupils to succeed through engaging and challenging tasks and activities that encourage them to take risks. We develop their ability to think independently, enabling them to transfer their learning to all aspects of their life; preparing them for the future. We actively teach the skills needed to be a successful learner and reward these regularly.
Every topic the children study leads towards a 'Learning Celebration' or outcome. The children will utilise their knowledge to work towards this outcome which will be open to parents at the end of the term. Through each topic we aim to include every child, no matter their ability or background, and ensure that these topics are not only engaging for the children as they learn from first hand experiences but memorable too.