At Wells-next-the-Sea Primary & Nursery School we believe that learning should be enjoyable and we aim to provide a creative, inspirational and enquiry-based curriculum which incorporates the National Curriculum, but also takes into consideration the varying needs of every learner in our school. We also have a strong emphasis on values and British values in our school, which are woven throughout the curriculum, and we focus on a specific value each half-term.
Our teaching and learning takes place within a topic-based curriculum approach, linking in our core subjects where possible. This enables more cross-curricular work and ensures that there are more creative and meaningful learning experiences for our children. The curriculum we have developed is based on an annual cycle of whole school themes (one per half term) which follow an enquiry based approach, through which we encourage children to formulate their own questions as starting points for their learning. Educational visits and visitors further enrich the children's learning opportunities.
We value the strong links that the school has with the local community. Work Week, Science Week and projects involving the Maltings Heritage Centre are regular additions to our school calendar, which serve to enhance our children's experiences.
Please click on the subjects below to view the corresponding curriculum maps: