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 ( 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


- Nov 28
Today we have been filming a new school video. Head Boy Fin and Head Girl Evie were wonderful ambassadors for WEPS. Look out for our new video soon!— West Ewell Primary School (@west_ewell) November 28, 2023
- Nov 23
This week Reception have been planting up their new flower bed with some Autumn pansies. The children handled the plants carefully, understood how to dig a little hole for the roots to go into and planted delicately.— West Ewell Primary School (@west_ewell) November 23, 2023
- Nov 20
Year 4 have been practising creating circuits which they will use in the light up Christmas they are designing in DT this term.— West Ewell Primary School (@west_ewell) November 20, 2023
- Nov 17
For anti-bullying week, Year 6 could choose how they wanted to 'make a noise'. Some pupils chose to role play scenarios, some pupils used claves and shakers to compose and perform a poem and rap about anti-bullying and some pupils design their own comic strips.— West Ewell Primary School (@west_ewell) November 17, 2023
- Nov 15
Year 5 took their science learning outside today. We learned about how far away from the Sun the different planets are (millions of kilometres!) and used scaled measurements to help support our understanding of the solar system.— West Ewell Primary School (@west_ewell) November 15, 2023
- Nov 13
Y4 held a debate about whether the railways should be built in our fictional Victorian town. Children considered the views of different people in the town and earlier in the week, we used Chat GPT to 'interview' them in order to explore their views in preparation for our debate.— West Ewell Primary School (@west_ewell) November 13, 2023
- Nov 10
Today, our new Maths Ambassadors visited the Nursery as a part of their new role. It was lovely to see our youngest and oldest pupils engaging in purposeful maths play!— West Ewell Primary School (@west_ewell) November 10, 2023
- Nov 9
Yesterday students from Year 4 and Year 6 had the fantastic opportunity to attend the opening of the Garden of Remembrance. They performed a poem for the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell and MP Chris Grayling. They also had the chance to place their own remembrance crosses in the garden.— West Ewell Primary School (@west_ewell) November 9, 2023
- Nov 8
Today, Y6 enjoyed exploring fractions by using number lines to order and find equivalent fractions, "I can't believe we are allowed to write on the tables, doing fractions like this is so fun!"— West Ewell Primary School (@west_ewell) November 8, 2023
- Nov 8
Y6 had a brilliant WW2 day yesterday where we cooked a war time recipe by rationing ingredients, explored artefacts and created poppies.— West Ewell Primary School (@west_ewell) November 8, 2023
- Nov 6
A reminder for our Y6 parents and carers that the Y6 residential information evening is taking place this Wednesday (8th) in the main hall 6-7pm.— West Ewell Primary School (@west_ewell) November 6, 2023
- Oct 20
Year 5 have been busy creating double-page spreads in history. They have consolidated their learning to answer the big question - What did the Romans ever do for me?— West Ewell Primary School (@west_ewell) October 20, 2023
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