Curriculum Plans

The Woodfield Curriculum 2016-17

Here at Woodfield Academy we offer a wide curriculum that constantly builds on the learning experiences of our pupils. Lessons are designed to teach key skills and meet curriculum objectives. The following tabs hold information about how are curriculum is constructed.

We want a curriculum that:

  • Improves the quality of teaching and learning
  • Inspires all involved
  • Opens doors and caters for all types of learners
  • Challenges all pupils
  • Creates world class citizens of the future
  • Develops a love of learning to promote lifelong learning
  • Develops well round individuals with skills they will need for life
  • Is relevant
  • Is meaningful and purposeful
  • Is rich in opportunities for language, reasoning and dialogue
  • That develops independence, questioning and thinking skills

Year 5 Curriculum Plan 2016-17
Year 6 Curriculum Plan 2016-17
Year 7 Curriculum Plan 2016-17
Year 8 Curriculum Plan 2016-17

How it’s made up:


Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2

  • 5 hours Maths
  • 5 hours English
  • 2 hours Science
  • 2 hours PE
  • 1 hour ICT
  • 1 hour DT
  • 1 hour French
  • 1 hour Music
  • 1 hour Basic skills
  • 6 hours Creative Curriculum

KS2 curriculum topics are taught as units, all remain ‘fluid’, this degree of flexibility means that some topics will last for 2, 6 or even 11 weeks. If necessary topics may require additional time to complete which can then be accommodated. Each ‘unit’ will have a start (WOW-IN) and end point (WOW-OUT).


Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3

  • 4 hours English
  • 4 hours Maths
  • 3 hours Science
  • 2 hours French
  • 2 hours DT
  • 1 hour Art
  • 1 hour ICT
  • 1 hour Music
  • 2 hours PE
  • 1 hour Geography
  • 1 hour History
  • 1 hour RE
  • 1 hour PHSE/PFL
  • 1 hour Basic Skills

KS3 curriculum will predominantly consist of individual subjects where cross curricular links have been made where possible.

The key stage 3 curriculum is operated in single subject disciplines in order to prepare pupils for high school transition. Middle School advantages means that many subjects are led by subject specialists and ensures a high standard of education in preparation for exams/GCSE’s in the future. We are continuing this year with our basic skills lessons in KS3 to mirror the practice in KS2. This will mean a mixture of basic Maths and English skills to help prepare them for the future.


Curriculum Skills

Curriculum Skills

The learning in both Keystage 2 and 3 is designed to enrich pupil’s experience at school by providing the following focuses:

  • Theme based learning
  • Reasoning & dialogue
  • Literacy focus
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • GAPs
  • Questioning
  • Challenge
  • CPD focus
  • Transference of skills
  • Communication skills
  • SMSC & British values
  • Creativity
  • Thinking skills
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork & co-operation
  • Current affairs


Non-Negotiable Elements within our Timetable

Non-Negotiable Elements within our Timetable:

  • Literacy driven
  • Clear input in numeracy
  • WOW in – WOW out
  • Reading focus
  • SMSC recognition
  • Range and in-depth questioning
  • Challenge
  • Basic skills development


Our Process

The Process Of Curriculum Development:

Our process has been well planned to ensure we have built the curriculum we want to meet our pupil’s needs. All stakeholders have been involved and kept informed of the process at every stage of our development journey.

We have divided content to ensure breadth and balance and created a year band syllabus which will also have some ‘non-negotiable’ aspects for whole school approaches, some of which will be in line with the school improvement plan.