William Morris Primary School - Our Curriculum
Our Curriculum Principles
At William Morris, our curriculum is creative and inspiring, allowing children to explore in different ways. Learning is active, based around a hands-on experience, using interesting stimuli. We believe in innovative teaching that engages pupils’ interests and inspire a love of learning. We utilise high quality play and have a dynamic approach to teaching and learning, encouraging the children to try new experiences. Our Life Skills Curriculum ensures children are taught personal development to become all round citizens. Philosophy for children supports the development of children’s thinking and communication skills. We believe reading is the passport to learning and allows children to explore the world.
We plan hooks for each topic to engage the children’s curiosity and imagination, and allow the children of William Morris to become more fully involved and excited about learning.
William Morris is a school at the heart of the community where there is a collective responsibility to prepare our children for all the excitement and challenges the future may bring.
Our Local Area
Swindon is now one of the fastest growing towns in Europe with a diverse industrial heritage which continues today in its engineering and car manufacturing factories, as well as major companies in insurance, banking and building societies; pharmaceuticals and food distribution. Tourism has become a major industry. To continue this we need to develop highly skilled, innovative and creative young people; enthusing them to create a better, brighter future, for themselves, their town and their community.
We believe that education, in a context of high expectations can create that for all our children. We want our children to have high aspirations and outlooks for themselves. In a factory which, close to the school site, the people of Swindon helped build the Spitfire, the most famous and effective aircraft in WW2, loved by the nation and instrumental in the Battle of Britain, they broke aviation records and helped make our country great. Our children should aspire to the same goals, to surpass expectations and to reach for the skies.
Please click on the left-hand side for subject information – Intent, Implementation and Impact.
Please click here for The Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework - From birth to 5 years.
Please click here for the National Curriculum - Programmes of study and attainment targets for Key Stages 1 and 2.
Please click here for the Life Skills Curriculum.