What every child is entitled to within our Cirrus Primary Academy Trust Family
During their time in a Cirrus Primary Academy Trust school, our pupils will have the opportunity to…
• Learn a musical instrument
• Use a range of IT technology and equipment
• Attend a residential visit (KS2)
• Engage in performance, presentation and debate
• Enjoy the arts and value cultural experiences
• Take part in sports competitions
• Experience enrichment activities
• Contribute to the community – citizenship (global, national, and local) and participate in social action campaigns
• Have their talents celebrated and recognised
• Learn outside to experience the ‘great outdoors’
• Represent school at an event – school, Trust and beyond Children will be inspired to aim high and be shown what the future holds…
Curriculum Statement of Intent
At Wallington Primary Academy, we ensure our pupils are provided with an enriching, exciting and engaging curriculum which is broad and balanced. The curriculum will equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary for their next stage of education. We endeavour for our pupils to be ambitious in their aspirations, curious in their learning and knowledgeable about the world around them. By providing a nurturing, yet challenging learning environment, we set out for our pupils to take pride in their achievements and to become active citizens in future society.
In igniting pupils' interests, by basing our approaches on evidence-based practices and through developing our practitioners we aim to improve pupil outcomes rapidly. We are doing this by swiftly building our support in our universal offer to our most vulnerable pupils and by harnessing our community.
We follow the statutory National curriculum 2014, which provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens.
- Provide children with knowledge and skills to become confident individuals, independent learners and responsible citizens
- Prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life
- Provide real life experiences and contexts
- Celebrate the multi-cultural diversity
- Allow and encourage personalised learning
- Nurture the whole child
- Provide spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Our foundation Stage curriculum (applies to Nursery and Reception children)
This comprises of seven areas of learning:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Throughout EYFS children are supported to learn through play, which encourages independent learning. Children are well prepared for their transition into Year 1.
Organisation of the Curriculum
As we are part of the Cirrus Primary Academy Trust, we work closely together to reflect, review and develop our curriculum to ensure that it best meets the needs of our children and reflects current evidence-based, educational practices.
This year we have reviewed our curriculum to question and challenge how diverse and inclusive our subject matter is. For example, by ensuring the key people that children study within our foundation subjects are more representative of the diverse individuals that have contributed to both British and international developments. Additionally, we endeavour to broaden our reading library so that it is more diverse and inclusive.
Our curriculum is Theme based to provide a context to the children's learning. Each year group has a half termly or Termly theme that is designed to inspire learning. To see each year groups' half termly theme, view the curriculum overview on the year group tabs.
Our English curriculum is designed around quality texts to foster a love of reading and literature. We firmly believe that this alone will transform lives. We have much to learn about the teaching of English and in particular writing and so, we are focusing on learning from our best partners and educationalists in our commitment to improving pupils outcomes.
Mathematics, Computing, PSHE, PE, RE and Modern Foreign Languages are taught discretely and are linked to the theme when relevant.
For our specific approaches applied to the teaching of reading and mathematics, see reading and mathematics within our 'Learning' section.
See our revised 2021-22 themes below
Aliens have Landed!
(Who am I? Where am I from? Great explorers)
Into the Woods
The Enchanted Woodland
(Weather and plants)
(Explores, countries and continents)
Ready, Steady, Grow!
(Wallington in UK and USA)
Great Fire of London
(Real life heroes including Amy Johnson)
I Will Survive
(Polar Explorers, Polar Regions, Greta Thunberg)
Wriggle and Crawl
(Living things around the world)
The Scented Garden
Gods and Mortals
(Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age)
(Volcanoes and Earthquakes)
I am Warrior!
Bright Lights Big Cities
(Cities and counties in UK)
Cycle of Life
(Rivers and life cycles)
Road Trip USA
(North America Study)
(Forces and UK)
(Space and Global Regions)
Traders and Raiders
(Anglo Saxons and Scots)
(Climate change and sustainability)
A Child’s War
(Industrial Revolution and thematic study or childhood)
We at Wallington Primary Academy are pleased and excited to be able to celebrate our amazing success with our Y2 (December 2020) Phonics screening check results this year.
Both the children and staff at WPA have been working hard to continuously raise the standards in early reading and this is evident from the results we achieved.
We have been working alongside the Wandle English Hub and have been awarded a certificate as one of their highest performing Partner Schools.
As a special gift they have created a congratulatory book bundle worth £100.
We would like to say a huge well done to our marvellous Year 2 children and staff for all their hard work, this is something to be proud of!
We will keep working hard alongside our community to make sure our future Y1 phonics results continue to soar.