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Waddington and West Bradford C.E. Primary School

Fun-filled days while learning together

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Waddington and West Bradford C.E. Primary School

Fun-filled days while learning together



Our Curriculum


We use the Lancashire Curriculum across our school to ensure consistency and progression. The curriculum meets the needs of our pupils and our school community.  We have a strong focus on developing children's knowledge in Maths, English and Computing, as well as their personal, social and thinking skills.


Our Curriculum is always evolving and READING is at the heart of what we deliver.


We aspire to make every child a READER.


Teachers plan topics which are interesting, engaging and cover National Curriculum objectives with lessons delivered in half-termly themes.


Children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One develop their knowledge and understanding of the world, their communication skills and ability to understand numbers. They are taught phonics using the Red Rose Phonics programme (lancashire) daily. We use a range of phonetically decodable books, grouped into phases and sounds,  from Reception - Year 2 (or up to Phase 6). In KS2 we use the 'Accelerated Reader' scheme which individualises each child's reading progression and provides opportunities for them to complete comprehension-style word after each book.


Across our Curriculum, children develop and apply personal, social and emotional skills and learn to become more independent.


In Key Stage Two, the themes continue with children given increasing opportunities to develop their thinking, social and personal skills and further develop their independence. We aim to teach the children to know and remember more by planning enrichments and school visits/visitors as part of our Curriculum, and to use 'hands on' experiences. Writing is embedded throughout the curriculum with frequent opportunities to write for a variety of purposes. 

English, phonics/reading and Maths are taught daily in each class. 


We use Red Rose Maths Mastery to teach Mathematics from Year 1-5. We are also currently piloting the Mastery approach in Year 6 and Reception.


In the past, we have been awarded two Learning Excellence Good Practice Awards- one for our curriculum, and one for our approach to teaching maths in key stage two.


If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, please contact us.