Our Curriculum - Every Child, Every Day, for Every Future

At Outwoods Edge Primary School, we believe our curriculum should be balanced, broad and relevant to our learners. At its heart, our Curriculum has the development of core English and Mathematics skills that are transferrable in other learning contexts and subjects, alongside our children developing the attributes to be successful in learning and in life. Our Curriculum Drivers (Possibilities, Creativity, Citizens of the World, Life Skills, Health and Wellbeing and Curiosity) underpin our Curriculum planning, all centred around developing children’s Character. We promote Character Strengths such as confidence, independence and resilience by encouraging our children to embrace the ‘Outwoods Way’. We aim to achieve this by providing opportunities to develop skills, explore concepts, knowledge and understanding through topics that capture children’s interest and stimulate their imagination.

Although being based on the National Curriculum, Outwoods Edge’s curriculum is thematic, underpinned by the development of subject-based skills and planned in relation to children’s needs and stage of development. Our curriculum also includes additional learning opportunities that we plan for our children to enhance and extend the National Curriculum. For example;

  • Opportunities to participate in competitive sports, promoting physical activity and competitive aspirations.

  • Outdoor Learning, developing environmental awe and wonder and celebrating place.

  • Links with other schools to celebrate cultural diversity, learning together and from each other.

  • Offering a range of enrichment opportunities through trips, after school and lunchtime clubs.

  • The Performing Arts – maximising and celebrating creativity through participating in school performances, singing practices, learning musical instruments and theatre

If you would like to know more about the curriculum at Outwoods Edge, each Year group has additional information on the dropdown menu, or explore our curriculum document below.

You can also make an appointment to talk to Sarah Mason (our Curriculum Leader) or speak to your child’s class teacher.

Outwoods Edge Curriculum Statement.pdf