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Westonzoyland Primary School ‘Achieving, Learning and Growing Together’


Information about our curriculum:

Statement of Intent

At Westonzoyland Community Primary the curriculum is central to all that we do. Our curriculum is purposeful and relevant to our children and their lives. Our aim is to engage our children in enjoyable learning experiences which will enable them to develop the skills that they will need to succeed in a rapidly changing world. We hope to instil in them a lifelong love of learning which will motivate them to flourish. 


The curriculum at Westonzoyland Community Primary School provides a broad balanced and enriched education, which places a high importance on English, including grammar and oracy, Mathematics and an understanding of the wider world and our local community. We value creativity and are proud to provide opportunities through our wider-curriculum for children to experience specialist Music and Art teaching, as well as an all-year round Forest School programme that enables our children to learn new skills, and to work together towards common goals. Throughout their time with us at Westonzoyland Community Primary School, children are encouraged and helped to develop their own set of personal skills and talents.


The implementation - Our primary aims are:

  • To ensure that our children leave Westonzoyland Community Primary with a broad knowledge base embodied in the National Curriculum as a basis for the educational development of children.
  • To teach our children subject specific skills to ensure that our children are learning how to become historians, geographers, scientists, musicians and artists of the future.
  • To assist all pupils to develop to their full potential by striving to cater for their different strengths, abilities and interests.
  • To provide cross curricular links to ensure that pupils’ learning has even greater coherence.
  • To develop the children's own moral values and spiritual awareness.


The impact of our curriculum -  Progression and Delivery:

At Westonzoyland Community Primary, children are supported to develop interests, knowledge and understanding across all curriculum subjects. We put a great emphasis on English, Mathematics, Computing, Science, Sport and the Performing Arts. Music, PE and Art are taught by specialist teachers.


The curriculum for learning at Westonzoyland Community Primary offers a traditional, but creative and inspiring curriculum that is personal and relevant to the community of Westonzoyland and beyond, providing a well thought through experience, with meaningful connections across all primary subjects where appropriate. We use 'Twinkl Phonics' to build a strong foundation in reading and writing skills for all pupils through a structured and systematic approach that develops phonic knowledge effectively. During KS1, reading books follow a clear progression of banding, ensuring fluency and accuracy is developed, and that all children have the best start possible in learning to read.


We strive to ensure that our children leave Westonzoyland Community Primary School with a broad knowledge base; what we teach is taken from the National Curriculum. All of the National Curriculum objectives are covered cohesively within a thematic approach that accounts for some of our classes being mixed in different aged classes. We focus on the skills and knowledge being taught. We have created a clear progression of skills and knowledge to enable teachers to ensure they are meeting the needs of the different ages of learning in our classes.  This also ensures that children within the same year group are receiving the same focus of teaching regardless of which class they are in.


We encourage our teachers to make learning as rich and engaging as possible.  This includes a focus on taking learning outside into our amazing school grounds.


We believe that wellbeing and PSHE or 'Wider World Education' are best delivered when integrated through the curriculum - as well as in discrete lessons. We believe that this is vital to create well rounded learners and meaningful, lasting learning experiences.


We teach our children subject specific skills to ensure that our children are learning how to become historians, geographers, scientists, musicians and artists of the future. Skills are used as a vehicle for developing subject knowledge. Maths and English skills are practised and reinforced whenever appropriate; children are required to record in books for non-core subjects at least fortnightly. 


At Westonzoyland Community Primary school, we take pride in the social and academic achievements of all children and the enriched curriculum that we offer. We appreciate that a remarkable education is more than excellent teaching, but is learning through a variety of opportunities, life skills and experiences and some of this may solely be opportunities to ‘simply have fun’!


Tracking and Assessment

At Westonzolyand Community Primary, we strive to seek consistency of differentiation across the school and across the curriculum, with the aim of stretching all pupils and their learning. Simply knowing facts and information is not enough – we want the children to apply their learning and develop a deeper understanding to prove that no learning is capped.



Our aim at Westonzoyland Community Primary School is that every child’s needs are catered for and every child is given the chance to succeed, wherever their strength lies. It is our aim to give every child the opportunity to experience success in learning and to be the best that they can be. Teachers aim to include all pupils fully in all lessons. All children benefit from participating in watching, and listening to other children demonstrating and explaining their ideas.


Lessons are differentiated using one or more of the following ways:

  • Task
  • Outcome
  • Support
  • Resources
  • Place/Pace









Our Characteristics of Effective Learners:


 Our Subject Leaders:

For more information about any areas of our curriculum, please speak to your child's class teacher or the below subject leaders for subject specific information.

British Values:

At Westonzoyland we want British values to be incorporated through our curriculum, so we have taken these themes and incorporated them through or RSHE curriculum.  They are also present in our assembly themes.