At The Wilfred Owen, we aim to make our curriculum relevant to our local circumstances whilst meeting the statutory requirements of the national curriculum.
An important driver for our curriculum is to have a lasting legacy as an outcome. The aim is for each outcome to be something which will impact on a wider community and leave a long lasting impact. Through this, we show our children that they have the ability to make a difference and have their work shared with a wider audience.
Some of our most positive impacts over the past two years have been:
Display of art work in The National Gallery, London.
A QR trail at Whittington Castle which links to animations created by year 1 and 2 about the legends and folklore of the castle.
Dementia training and a link with The Uplands Nursing Home in Oxon, Shrewsbury.
A performance at Theatre Severn of The Wizard of Oz, with ticket sales benefitting The Ark, Shrewsbury.
Publishing a Fairtrade Cookery Book through Crowdfunding. Profits from the sale of the book, £2,250, were donated to Sherwsbury Ark and hopefully will be used to provide a furnished kitchen in their new premises
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
There are seven areas of learning for children in EYFS.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the world
- Expressive Arts and Design
The whole school theme and children's interests are used as the starting point for planning. We build upon children's prior learning and challenge them in a safe, supportive learning environment.
Development Matters is the document used to support children's learning and development through planning, observation and assessment.