Woodthorpe Junior and Infant School aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, that allows children to play an active role in their learning. We cater for Foundation Stage (Reception), Key Stage 1 (Infants) and Key Stage 2 (Juniors).
The National Curriculum defines an entitlement for all children by setting out the stages and subjects your child will be taught during their time at school. Children aged 5 to 16 in maintained or state schools must be taught the National Curriculum.
The National Curriculum is used by all maintained schools to ensure that teaching and learning is balanced and consistent.
It sets out:
- The subjects taught
- The knowledge, skills and understanding required in each subject
- Standards or attainment targets in each subject – teachers can use these to assess your child’s progress and plan the next steps in their learning
- How children’s progress is assessed and reported
Within the framework of the National Curriculum, schools are free to plan and organise teaching and learning in the way that best meets the needs of their pupils.