Lowndes Way, Winslow, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 3EN

Curriculum Intent

Our school vision is ‘Let your Light Shine’ as found in the Beatitudes where Jesus taught his disciples saying:

‘In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.’

This Christian vision drives and shapes our school curriculum, our attitude to learning and our behaviour and relationships, both within school and with the wider local and global community.

Our school is a place where everyone can ‘let their light shine’ in a loving and inclusive community.  Each child is recognised as a unique individual and throughout their time at our school, each child is supported and challenged in their learning to help them achieve their full potential, regardless of their background. We have 4 main drivers for our curriculum:

Curiosity

Childhood should be a happy, investigative time, full of opportunities for children to ask questions and grow their knowledge of our wonderful world. We seek to engage our children through a variety of enhancement opportunities which inspire curiosity and a thirst for new experiences.

Community

At Winslow Church of England School, each child is valued for who they are and the unique gift they share with us. They learn to value themselves, but also to appreciate difference. Within a safe learning environment, they develop positive attitudes such as personal resilience, perseverance and team work, the ‘growth mind-set needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success. Children leave Winslow Church of England School with a sense of belonging to a close-knit, caring community, self-belief and a recognition of how they might be a force for change in the wider world.

Communication

We recognise how important it is for all our children to build a rich vocabulary, to help them comprehend what they read and also bring their writing to life across the curriculum. Having built the confidence of our youngest pupils through phonics, each child is introduced to the wonderful world of reading. They are exposed to high quality texts, testing their skills of decoding and comprehension through ‘Accelerated Reader’ quizzes and learning to think like an author, as they explore language and intent through regular ‘Book Talk’ disc

Emotional Awareness

At the heart of our life together in school is a desire for all our pupils to become emotionally aware. We recognise that children need to be in the right ‘head-space’ to access their learning and so we provide the necessary support to help all pupils make the right choices. Pupils understand that some of their friends struggle with behaviour and need extra help and care to overcome difficulties. Year 6 pupils are trained as peer mentors and some pupils are paired with an adult mentor, providing a ‘go to person’ with whom anxieties can be shared.

Please click the links below to see the curriculum overviews for each year group.