Curriculum Intent

Our Curriculum Intent

At West Ewell Primary School our curriculum is inspiring, immersive, and inclusive for every child, every day.  We aim to create learners who are resourceful, respectful, resilient, reflective and responsible. These are our school values which underpin each part of our curriculum. 

We have designed a broad and balanced curriculum which enhances the Early Years Foundation Stage in Nursery and Reception and the National Curriculum in Key Stages One and Two. Our curriculum is driven by engaging topics that provide meaningful and relevant experiences, fostering a love of learning for our pupils. Knowledge and skills are purposefully sequenced to enable progression so that pupils know more and remember more, applying their learning in an interconnected way across subjects. 

At West Ewell Primary School, we value reading as a crucial life skill. By teaching every child to read for pleasure and purpose, we provide pupils with the foundations to unlock access to the whole curriculum. We are a language focussed school, building on pupils’ vocabulary through explicit teaching and providing opportunities for speaking and listening. We aim for pupils to leave our school with the language skills which will enable them to communicate clearly and confidently, preparing them for their future journey through education and beyond.

At West Ewell, we use every opportunity we can to enrich our curriculum through exciting experiences such as immersive starters to topics, workshops, special events, visitors, school trips and links with secondary schools.  These experiences are outlined in our WEPS ‘Learning Guarantees’  WEPS Learning guarantees - West Ewell Primary School & Nursery (west-ewell.co.uk) which demonstrate our commitment to developing the whole child.  

Our curriculum aims are:

  • To provide a happy, safe and inspiring learning environment where every child can thrive and be the very best that they can be
  • To engage each child through inspiring teaching which motivates and challenges
  • To foster each child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • To promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, resect and tolerance
  • To instil a love of learning and growth mind set
  • To nurture each child’s mental wellbeing and self-esteem
  • To teach empathy skills to create a culture of kindness
  • To provide an inclusive curriculum which enables all learners flourish
  • To promote diversity through participation in experiences which develop understanding and respect of different cultures and religions
  • To provide opportunities for children to make a positive contribution to their local community and as global citizens
  • To offer a wide range of creative enrichment activities and experiences which will give our children lifelong memories of their time at primary school
  • To teach children to have the confidence and resilience to take on challenges so that they develop the independence needed to begin Secondary school

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- May 16
In Laburnum, the children experimented with different shades of primary, secondary and tertiary colours, based on Henri Rousseau’s influential work today 🎨 https://t.co/yVeIU9Ip0n
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- May 13
The children in Year 6 enjoyed a celebratory morning to firing their SATs week to an end. Thanks again for all the donations, they had a fabulous time! https://t.co/xKMhQdnhWM
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- May 12
Yr 1 have been practising early division skills by sharing in maths. They worked with a partner to share cookies and explored by using cubes individually, sharing a set amount between 2, 3 or 4. They were so proud to have shared, fairly, into equal groups! https://t.co/h7BSmDFmHF
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- May 12
Year 6 enjoyed an afternoon of baking today preparing for our celebration tomorrow! 🧁 https://t.co/gH2iiRL2P0
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- May 10
Maple’s DT project this half term is making puppets. They learned about types of puppets and planned and designed their chosen idea. They made a prototype from paper before using a range of materials to make their puppet. We will continue the project by evaluating our work. 🔧 https://t.co/6cjVGn2uKs
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- May 10
Year 6 Silver Birch enjoyed an afternoon of gardening yesterday. We look forward to hearing about how their seeds and beans are doing at home! 🌺 https://t.co/4pc7Ky3jTD
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- May 9
Holly class made the most of the sunshine during their science lesson today and explored the wildlife area and pond in search of amphibians. We were excited to discover tadpoles! 🐸 https://t.co/liQDzjEXRG
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Congratulations to our CEO, Alex Russell who received his OBE today at Windsor Castle! https://t.co/Fs8P1eKJ3h
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- May 2
Happy Eid Mubarak to all our families celebrating https://t.co/PIX4fKQtMd
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- Apr 27
Today, Year 1 were learning about arrays in their maths lesson. They used rows and columns in equal groups then counted in 2s, 5s and 10s to work out how many all together. There was a lot of hard work, concentration and mathematical chat going on! https://t.co/lz250psDQy
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- Apr 26
Congratulations West Ewell Primary School 👏🏫🏅 As a result of our ongoing and relentless commitment to pupil wellbeing, we are extremely proud to share with you that we have received the silver standard for the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools Award. https://t.co/DVmyob9vOJ
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- Apr 19
Congratulations to our new Reception children starting in September 2022. We are so looking forward to welcoming you to our school! Remember to accept your place with Surrey Admissions. Welcome pack on its way soon and we'll arrange a visit so you can come and meet us all. 👩‍🏫🏫
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