At The Winns we want our children to love learning. We want them to come to school every day excited about learning new things, confident to try new experiences and enthusiastic about new challenges. We want each child to experience success and to leave us at the end of primary school as caring, thoughtful citizens who are ambitious for themselves and fully prepared for secondary school. We want their experience of primary school to be a happy one, where great memories are created, where children are immersed in experiences that take them outside their classroom and where we ignite their curiosity and encourage their imagination.
We intend to achieve the above, by offering our pupils a broad, rich and varied curriculum that that offers many exciting, engaging and immersive opportunities to learn about the world around them. We sit at the heart of a vibrant and diverse community who speak many languages, come from many different parts of the world, and bring with them many rich experiences. We relish the opportunity to embrace, celebrate and learn from our diversity and to broaden our children’s horizons further.
Our curriculum provides exciting opportunities for our children to celebrate their local area and to engage with the many local amenities that sit on our doorstep. Whether these activities are in Lloyd Park, the Walthamstow Wetland Nature Reserve, The William Morris Gallery or The Vestry House Museum, we believe that our pupils learn best when they are immersed in experiences that will enrich their understanding of the wider world.
Our history and geography curriculum takes our children beyond their immediate local context as they learn about the city of London and the wider study of the UK, and further afield, as they learn about what it means to be a global citizen. Our study of the history, geography, music and artwork of countries around the world is intended to help our children see that which lies outside of their personal experiences.
We have placed the development of language at the heart of our curriculum. We value the many languages spoken by both our children, staff and parents. As a school with a large proportion of children who speak English as an additional language, our curriculum is designed to ensure that our children develop into confident speakers, readers and writers, that they read widely and develop a real love for books that they take with them into adulthood. There is a strong emphasis on teaching the basic skills of reading, writing and maths to the highest standard so that our children can achieve their full potential.
We believe that our children should grow up to be caring citizens who are thoughtful and respectful, not just of each other but of the world around them. We want our children to learn about the fragility of our planet and the role they play in protecting it. This ‘intent’ is woven through our curriculum and embedded in the topics the children learn about. We ensure that our children have opportunities to learn outdoors, to respect their environment and to understand that we all leave our mark on the world.
Our curriculum has been developed by staff after careful analysis and reflection of the needs of our children at The Winns. We have thought carefully about the places in the world we want our children to learn about, the events that will capture their imagination and the important knowledge, skills and understanding we want them to have by the time they leave us. Above all, we want all our pupils to be outstanding learners; to be happy, take risks and enjoy all the opportunities that our school offers.
Click the links below to see the Curriculum content for each year group.
If you have any questions regarding the curriculum at The Winns, please email Ms. Cosby (Early Years Foundation Stage) or Mr. Millen (Key Stages 1 &2) by emailing the school office firstname.lastname@example.org.