Wellesley Park Curriculum

Wellesley Park Primary School offers a broad and balanced curriculum. As well as teaching key skills in English and Maths, the pupils are encouraged to tackle problems and work independently in all subjects. All National Curriculum subjects are taught, including French in Key Stage 2. In addition, we offer Forest school sessions for our pupils.
Maths and English are taught explicitly on a daily basis, but children have opportunities to apply the skills of reading, writing and Maths to a range of different subjects which ensures they experience a cross-curricular approach to learning. R.E, P.E and French are also taught separately, but when there are relevant links to a theme these will be made.


Art   “Art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas, themselves and to explore what is possible”

Maryann F. Kohl
The Art and Design curriculum at Wellesley Park intends to provide our pupils with the opportunity to develop and showcase their individuality, interests and creativity through exploring a variety of artistic skills. Our pupils will also explore ideas and meanings through the work of a range of artists and designers and develop an understanding of how these have helped to shape art and design in our societies and cultures.


PE   “An active mind cannot take place in an inactive body”

General George S. Patton
At Wellesley Park Primary, we understand that PE Henri Matisse is a vital part of school life and ultimately children’s future well-being. Exercise is intrinsically linked to effective learning and ensuring excellence within our curriculum. It is therefore our intent to provide an inclusive, broad and balanced PE curriculum that ensures ALL children will benefit, whether through enhancing existing skills, learning new skills or being introduced to new sports, clubs, teams and organisations.


COMPUTING   “Technology is the pen and paper of our time.”

David Warlick
At Wellesley Park Primary School, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely through a broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Technology is everywhere and will play a vital role in children's lives, both in and out of school. We want our pupils to understand that there is always a choice with using technology and hope by Upper Key Stage 2, children have the independence and confidence to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenge set by teachers.


Reading   “Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty.  It should be offered to them as a precious gift”

Kate DiCamillo
At Wellesley Park School, we recognise that reading is one of the most important skills that we can equip our children with.  We support all children to be motivated and enthusiastic readers and to be confident to read across a range of text types and genres. All of our staff recognise the importance of reading and work together as a team to help every child reach their potential. Our reading curriculum is deliberately designed to teach the initial building blocks of reading (phonics, story structure and language) and sequentially develop these skills, building on and developing skills until children leave us as confident readers.


WRITING   “I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”

Robert Louis Stevenson
At Wellesley Park we believe writing is an essential facet of English where all children can be successful given the right conditions and vehicle. We want every child to experience the joy of writing alongside learning the tools required to write proficiently by way of composition, transcription, grammar and punctuation. We fully understand the essential link between reading and writing and this is integral to our writing curriculum.


DT   “Good buildings come from good people and all problems are solved by good design”

Stephen Gardiner
To build a Design Technology (DT) curriculum that meets the interests of all children and enables all children to develop their talents. At Wellesley Park we aim to develop creative, curious learners who have the ability to embrace an ever-changing environment. Through the teaching of DT, we hope that children will develop the capacity to problem solve by stimulating creativity and imagination through the production of quality products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs. To teach a curriculum where, the appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding are taught as set out in the National Curriculum Design Technology Programmes of study. To provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities they will face in later life.


FRENCH   “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world”

Ludwig Wittgenstein
At Wellesley Park Primary School, children are encouraged to embrace the French culture and develop their confidence and curiosity around this language. Our curriculum focuses on six key topics (that the children return to and build upon their understanding of each year), embedding the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar, which will help them with further language study.


HISTORY   “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future”

Theodore Roosevelt
At Wellesley Park Primary School our history curriculum aims to inspire our pupil’s curiosity to know more about the past. History helps pupils to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. Our history curriculum will equip the children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop perspective and judgement.


GEOGRAPHY   “Without Geography, you’re nowhere”

General George S. Patton
At Wellesley Park Primary School, Geography provides children with the opportunity to explore and discover the world around them from their very own classroom. We encourage and create an appreciation of how the world works and of the connections between concepts such as community, cultural diversity and sustainability. It is our intention that the Geography curriculum will be both stimulating and motivating in order to capture the pupil’s curiosity by developing their skills and knowledge of the world as an interesting place.

Outdoor Learning

OUTDOOR LEARNING   “Let nature be your teacher”

William Wordsworth

At Wellesley Park Primary School, we teach Outdoor Learning so that children have hands on experiences through which they develop their understanding and application of our school values and successful learning skills. All Outdoor Learning is planned around the curriculum currently being studied, which gives depth, enrichment and an outdoor perspective for our children as well as real life experiences. Through Outdoor Learning, pupils become confident, resilient, collaborative and determined learners. We want all children to have the opportunity to be able to explore and learn outside throughout the year, experiencing the seasons and changing nature around them. The children are exposed to natural environments enabling them to gain understanding and respect for the natural world and all that lives within it.


MATHS   “Maths Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers."

Shakuntala Devi

Maths is very important in everyday life and with that in mind, the purpose of Maths at Wellesley Park Primary School, is to develop and ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately. All children are challenged and encouraged to excel in Maths. New Mathematical concepts are introduced using a clear, ‘Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract’ approach; enabling all children to experience hands-on learning when discovering new Mathematical topics, and allows them to have clear models and images to aid their understanding. Arithmetic and basic Maths skills are practised daily to ensure key mathematical concepts are embedded and children can recall this information to see the links between topics in Maths.


MUSIC   “There is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.”

Edward Elgar
At Wellesley Park Primary School, children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, evaluating, analysing, and composing across a wide variety of historical periods, styles, traditions, and musical genres. We are committed to developing a curiosity for the subject, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music, and an unbiased respect for the role that music may wish to be expressed in any person’s life. We aim to provide children with the opportunity to progress to the next level of their creative excellence.


RE   “ We may have different religions, different laguages, different coloured skin, but we all belong to the one human race.”

Kofti Annan, Noble Peace Prize Winner

At Wellesley Park we realise that Religious Education has a significant role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. The principle aim of RE at WP is to engage pupils in an enquiry approach where they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and influence of principle religions and worldviews in the local, national and wider global community.



“Effective PSHE education should equip children and young people with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives.”

Sir Alasdaire Macdonald

Our RSHE curriculum at Wellesley Park Primary:

RSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.


SCIENCE   “The important thing is to never stop questioning”

Albert Einstein

At Wellesely Park we intend to build a wide and varied Science Curriculum that incorporates Biology, Chemisty and Physics as well as developing Working Scientifically skills to encourage children to ask important questions about how things work and why things happen in a certain way.