"Be the rainbow in someone else’s cloud"
School Vision Statement
Our school is a family – we care, we share, we laugh and we learn in the light of God. Through our Christian values we instill in our children an understanding of their wider world, where we encourage children to be resilient, and independent, ambitious lifelong learners. Our Christian Values are: Hope, Forgiveness, Service, Compassion, Peace and Wisdom.
“Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on earth”.
Curriculum Intent - our approach
Woodlands curriculum has been designed to ensure each and every child can 'live life in all its fullness' by offering stimulating and inspiring learning experiences with Christian values at the heart.
It is bespoke to the needs of all pupils, not only by focusing on appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, but also by developing individual and collaborative learning experiences, a sense of responsibility and challenges that take them beyond the classroom (Enterprise driver).
We are a small village school with a constantly evolving curriculum which responds to the needs of learners and their interests by enhancing learning experiences and raising awareness from the local area to national and global arenas. Thus, we will develop outward looking pupils who are able to engage in learning about themselves and have an understanding of the wider world and its complex cultures.
CURRICULUM DRIVERS - eNTERPRISE
Enterprise provides opportunities for young people to develop essential skills and attitudes which not only enrich their academic learning, but also provide a strong foundation for the future. Being Enterprising is something which can be applied to all aspects of life and work - identifying and initiating opportunities as well as adapting your response to situations. At Woodlands, Enterprise enhances our curriculum as a driver.
Enterprise focuses on 8 key skills: Team work, Making Decisions, Ethical awareness, Global awareness, Communication, Problem Solving, Risk awareness and Managing money.
Curriculum and subject Documents
Children are taught the National Curriculum (September 2014) Programmes of Study, through years 1 - 6. Emphasis here is on basic skills development in English and Mathematics. Here at Woodlands learning is exciting and in a meaningful context for the children.
Curriculum Maps Cycle A
Curriculum Maps Cycle B
MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) Curriculum
Curriculum queries: If you would like to obtain further information about the curriculum please email the Headteacher (Head@woodlands.bradford.sch.uk), who will pass on your query to the appropriate subject leader, this will then be followed through as swiftly as possible.
Curriculum complaints can be made through a formal complaints procedure in accordance with section 23 of the Education Reform Act. Parents should, initially, see the Head Teacher, where appropriate documents can then be obtained.
Enterprise is one of our curriculum drivers. The enterprise curriculum touches on these core skills:
At least once a term each class or the whole school will participate in an enterprise event using many or all of these key skills, on some occasions the skills are also incorporated into aspects of lessons.