Curriculum Rationale

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Walsgrave’s Curriculum Offer

Walsgrave Curriculum – Introduction


Our bespoke curriculum is tailor-made for children living in Coventry. Its purpose is to provide all of our children with the opportunity to live out our distinctively Christion mission through providing a rich, broad and balanced curriculum. This allows all of our children to flourish academically, socially and emotionally. It provides contextualised learning of key knowledge and skills, alongside the opportunities to develop life skills, across a broad and balanced range of subjects.

Our curriculum is designed to be:

At the forefront of our approach is our strong belief that primary-age children should have real breadth and balance within their learning. All children should have the opportunity to experience a range of subjects and activities, so that all can find their talent, passion and success.

Principles of the Walsgrave Curriculum:

  • Allows all of our children to flourish academically, socially and emotionally and flourish as one of God’s children.
  • Developers children’s knowledge and skills across a broad and balanced range of subjects
  • Builds knowledge and skills coherently both within and across well-sequenced lessons, units, themes and years.
  • Identifies and explicitly teaches key vocabulary in context
  • Includes every opportunity for ready and oracy development across curriculum areas
  • Builds challenge across years through a combination of new and applied knowledge and skills
  • Provides regular knowledge checks to activate prior learning and create connections
  • We celebrate our diversity in faith and culture and believe our curriculum is inclusive of all

Curriculum Organisation

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development at Walsgrave:

The Inspire Curriculum provides daily opportunities for children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. These are incorporated within planned lesson, assemblies and wider opportunities within the school day. Provision includes:

Spiritual Development Opportunities:

  • Reflecting on faiths, beliefs and values
  • Learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • Using imagination and creativity in their learning

Moral Development Opportunities:

  • Understanding the consequences of behaviour in actions
  • Recognising the difference between right and wrong
  • Appreciating the viewpoints of others

Social Development Opportunities:

  • Using a range of social skills in differing real-life contexts
  • Co-operating with others
  • Engaging with British Values

Cultural Development Opportunities:

  • Understanding and appreciating their own heritage and that of others
  • Understanding and respecting the range of different cultures locally, nationally and globally
  • Participating in artistic, musical, sporting and cultural events