Our curriculum is designed to suit every child and ensures that our children are equipped with the skills to embrace all possibilities available to them in our diverse world. We will endeavour to develop children who have enquiring minds and increased aspirations for their futures. No dream is too big!
Our curriculum for 2017-2018 will be based upon the following drivers:
Through planning and delivering exciting, real-life themes to our children, we will ensure that all pupils of Windmill Primary School leave us having achieved the overall vision of our school;
‘Our vision and purpose is to raise a generation of children who grow, learn, dream and become fulfilled beyond all expectations safely and enable children to leave our school wiser, better, more fulfilled and with greater opportunities and choices in every area of their lives than previous generations.’
What is ENQUIRY at Windmill?
Enquiry-based education involves learners in developing understanding through their own mental and physical activity. It involves them in discussion, formulating questions, exploring, evaluating and reflecting on learning.
What is DIVERSITY at Windmill?
Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people’s differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all pupils and staff.
How can we promote POSSIBILITIES at Windmill?
We will offer our children a range of opportunities and experiences, so that they are aware of the possibilities available to them. We want our pupils to aspire to greatness!
Curriculum at Windmill
(in addition to the information above)
At Windmill we follow the National Curriculum which is divided into subject areas; however, we see knowledge and skills as crossing subject boundaries and make links across all subjects, encouraging transferal of skills at each Phase.
The National Curriculum sets out the learning in the following subjects for each year group and can be found by clicking the link below
Art & Design
Design & Technology
Languages (Children from Years 1 - 6 study Spanish)
Religious Education (we follow the Northamptonshire Programme of Study)
In Reception and KS1 we use Read Write Inc. as our phonics programme.