Curriculum Provision at Woodland


Early Years is the foundation of the learning at Woodland Primary. Our teaching is based upon the Early Learning Goals criteria set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Guidance Development Matters. This is the foundation upon which we build throughout KS1 and 2. The curriculum prepares the children for school on many levels; educationally, physically, socially and emotionally. Each aspect of the EYFS curriculum plays an important part in developing our children to be successful learners and engaged, happy members of our community.


At Key Stage 1 and 2 we adopt the National Curriculum . This requires we teach the core subjects of: Mathematics, English, Science and Computing. In addition to this we also teach the foundation subjects of; Art, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music, P.E. and R.E. The teaching of a Modern Foreign language is a statutory part of the K S 2 curriculum; at Woodland Primary, Spanish is taught to all children from Reception to Year 6.

With the National Curriculum as our driver, have developed our own bespoke enquiry based curriculum as the vehicle through which we teach it. Through the topics we design, visits and visitors, we strive to make our children’s learning relevant and interesting and wherever possible base it on first hand learning experiences. 

During the school year we have a lot of specialist support to aid our delivery of the curriculum, particularly in PE and Music. We also have themed days and weeks such as Reading Week and Maths Problem Solving Days. These serve to enthuse and engage our children as learners, in order to maximise their progress and enjoyment.

At Woodland, we have divided our curriculum into five focused areas, these are: 

Communication, Language and Literacy

Numeracy and Problem Solving 

Knowledge and Understanding the World 

Creative, Personal and Physical Development


Within each area, the curriculum is developed through the four pillars of Intent, Content, Delivery and Experience. 

Please find the curriculum area intentions here: 

Communication, Language and Literacy Intention

Knowledge and Understanding the World Intention

Creative, Personal and Physical Development Intention

Numeracy and Problem Solving Intention

Inclusion Intention

Below are the specific subjects that sit within the overarching curriculum area. Each subject has a clear intention which shows how, as a school, we intend to impact on children's learning in each area. Alongside this, is a subject delivery statement that highlights how we propose we deliver this intention across the school. 

Knowledge and Understanding the World:





Window to the World

Communication, Language and Literacy



Phonics and Spelling

Speaking and Listening



Numeracy and Problem Solving


Thinking Skills

Creative, Personal and Physical Development

Art and Design

Design Technology