Together we believe…Together we achieve…Together we succeed

At Woodnewton, children and their learning are at the heart of all we do. We have high aspirations for all our children and strive to create independent, articulate thinkers and learners who have the confidence and self-belief to achieve their ambitions. Our curriculum promotes equality of opportunity and accessibility for all, regardless of religious belief, gender, race and disability.

The breadth of provision begins in our Early Years and continues to the end of Year 6, supporting children from two to eleven years old. Our curriculum is designed to reflect our children and the local community, to ensure that we offer a relevant curriculum, which is relevantly delivered.

School Vision

Our vision is to create a school where everyone feels a strong sense of belonging, learning is an active and reciprocal process and the potential of every child is realised.


We are committed to giving our children the best possible future life chances, without limits on learning or achievement. We believe that with the right support and provision, every child can succeed. We develop children’s self-belief; creating a culture where children recognise themselves as learners, understanding that through hard work and a positive attitude anything is possible. We believe in the importance of a growth mind-set, valuing learning from our mistakes and demonstrating resilience when things become tough.


We want our children to experience success to inspire them to reach for the stars. We plan a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum, which includes a range of extra-curricular activities. Our curriculum is organised to enrich the experiences of our children and open their eyes to a world of possibility so they are equipped to succeed in whatever career pathway they choose.


We support children to become positive, responsible individuals who can work and co- operate with others while developing their knowledge and skills, so that they can be the best that they can be. We celebrate each other’s successes, support each other through challenges and take pride in all we do.


Respect- We value the way in which all children are unique and our curriculum promotes respect for the views of each individual child. We understand the need to treat others how we would want to be treated.

Responsibility- We value our environment and we aim, through our curriculum, to teach children to take responsibility for our world and how we should care for it for future generations, as well as our own. We take responsibility for the mistakes we make, learning from them and understanding that choices have consequences for ourselves, others and/or the environment.

Friendship- We value the importance of each person in our school. We organise our curriculum so that we promote co-operation and understanding between all members of our community. We support our learning, looking after ourselves, each other and the world.


Compassion- We value the spiritual and moral development of each person as well as their intellectual and physical growth, showing courtesy and respect towards other’s beliefs, religions and cultures, accepting that we are all different.

Trust- We value the rights enjoyed by each person in our society. We accept each child in our school for who they are and we treat them with fairness and honesty. Our school is a safe place for children to be themselves, trusting that they are known, heard, accepted and challenged to fly.

Hope- We aim to enable each person to be successful and we provide equal opportunities for all children in our school. Each day is a fresh start so our learning is fun and engaging, enabling us to be the best that we can be.

British Values

At Woodnewton a learning community, the British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs are rooted in our curriculum and the way in which we treat each other.

Pupils learn about these values through assemblies, class PSHE/circle time sessions and through our themed weeks across the school calendar. Through these sessions, children are given the opportunities to share their ideas, listen to others and vote themselves; allowing them to stand up for what they believe is right.  This also gives them an understanding of governance and law.

Through these opportunities we aim to teach the children to formulate their own opinions based on what is right and wrong and to feel confident in expressing these opinions with others. Our bespoke and varied curriculum promotes independence and develops the children’s self-confidence.


Overview of projects

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 1ChildhoodBright Lights, Big CitySchool DaysRio de Vida
Year 2Land Ahoy!Magnificient MonarchsMovers and ShakersCoastlines
Year 3Through the AgesRocks, Relics and RumblesGods and MortalsFlow
Year 4Emperors and EmpiresMisty mountain, Winding RiverInvasionRoad Trip USA
Year 5Ancient CivilisationsBrazilRevolutionCorby Local Study
Year 6Frozen KingdomMaafaHola MexicoBritain at War