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The Vision of the Ambitious Curriculum at Well Green Primary School

We want to see all our pupils thrive as successful learners socially and academically through high quality teaching and an enriched, knowledge led curriculum.

We aim to develop independent, thinking children who are ambitious, emotionally equipped and confident enough to make good life choices.

We encourage our pupils to relate well to one another with confidence, care, openness and respect.

We aim to meet the needs of all learners in our curriculum, challenging them and enabling them to critically think, problem solve and undertake learning at a deeper level.

We want all pupils to develop Cultural Capital. To have the knowledge, behaviours and skills to face the future with confidence.



Our Provision

Our provision is informed by educational research into effective teaching practices, cognition and how knowledge and understanding develops. These act as a guide for the consistency and distinctiveness of our curriculum.

  • Teaching is based on a clear understanding of cognition and learning.
  • Teachers have deep knowledge of the subjects they teach and develop in pupils well connected networks of ideas (schema).
  • Unconscious Competence. Connecting new knowledge with existing knowledge so they have fluency and can unconsciously apply their knowledge as skills.
  • Teachers assess learning and provide timely feedback, reshape learning and adapt teaching as needed.
  • Kagan teams are flexible, changed regularly and not driven by perceived “ability” or prior attainment.
  • The classroom climate and culture is calm, expects all to excel and enables the learning values.
  • Questioning ALL pupils – cold calling, checking understanding or process, probing, say it again better, think/pair/share.
  • Developing strong partnership with parents and carers that influence good attitudes to learning at home and school.


Our Teaching Intentions

  • Purpose of the learning is made explicit. We are learning X. It is important to know this because Y and it will help us to Z.
  • Direct instruction. I do / We do / You do.
  • Guided practice – modelling and exposition.
  • “Room at the top” lessons pitched high.
  • Desirable Difficulty – 80 % success rate.
  • Spaced learning to combat the forgetting curve.
  • Masterclass to scaffold.
  • Continuous formative assessment to improve not prove.
  • At the start of each lesson quizzing also known as retrieval practise.
  • Pupils knowing more and remembering more.


Curriculum Principles

What do we mean by ‘curriculum’?

Curriculum is broadly defined as the totality of pupil experiences that occur in their educational journey, typically made up as a planned sequence of instruction. As curriculum theorist Christine Counsell highlights, it is a “fiendishly complex” area that is continual and never-ending. Establishing a clear common language around curriculum is therefore important. A shared understanding and vocabulary will allow us to think and talk critically about our curriculum intent and spark a culture of continual improvement. Ultimately, our curriculum will never be ‘done’; we aim to refine, develop, add and remove elements where necessary to provide the best possible outcomes for our pupils. 

  • Balanced, each subject has sufficient time to contribute effectively to learning
  • High quality texts beyond English
  • Knowledge Organisers
  • Sequencing of concepts and progression of knowledge
  • Closing the vocabulary gap


Cognitive Skills





Critical thinking



Creative thinking

Making connections


Wider Curriculum

  • Every child learns a musical instrument
  • Children take part in a pupil leadership group
  • Educational visits including residential opportunities
  • Pupil led lunch time activities
  • Assemblies and performances
  • Visitors
  • Learning outside the classroom
  • Responding to events in the news
  • Charity events led by pupils
  • Promotes SMSC
  • Every child enjoys the thrill of competitive sport
  • Every child visits sites of historic, spiritual and cultural importance






The curriculum is the totality of pupils’ learning experiences.

At Well Green Primary School we believe that our curriculum should be broad, balanced and relevant and meet the needs of all children whatever their ability. The taught curriculum is comprised of The National Curriculum and meets statutory requirements, in addition to a range of other aspects and skills which enrich and enhance the pupils’ learning.



We ensure the children have a range of learning experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote thinking and learning through our broad and relevant curriculum which is based on first-hand experiences and observations. This encompasses all foundation subjects and enables us to provide a high standard of teaching and learning, with an overarching enquiry approach using range of teaching styles and cooperative learning. At Well Green our bespoke curriculum ensures we plan a diverse and engaging range of lessons and experiences for children. Our curriculum is constantly being updated and reviewed to ensure the best possible outcomes for all our children. We make full use of the local community and environment but also reach out in to the wider world to nurture global thinkers; global citizens of the future. 



Children leave Well Green having made excellent progress and attainment having acquired a wealth of skills, knowledge and understanding.  Their personal attributes are outstanding, contributing to respectful, tolerant and well-behaved life-long learners.


Our Aims and Objectives

  • To enable children to understand the skills and attributes needed to be a successful learner.
  • To develop an enquiry based approach towards developing skills and knowledge in the school curriculum
  • To fulfil all the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Trafford syllabus for Religious Education;
  • To have clear progression of coverage and content through the school to provide children with a wealth of age appropriate skills and experiences
  • Embed themed weeks and days within the school wider curriculum to enhance learning
  • To offer the widest possible range of enrichment activities and experiences, including after school clubs and educational visits.
  • To achieve high standards in all subjects and have excellent progress throughout the school


The curriculum maps on this page provide an overview of the learning and lessons planned for each year group. In addition, parents/carers will receive detailed information half termly from class teachers on the letter to parents. They will also upload these onto class pages on the website. 


If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach please contact the school directly.

For more information about our English Curriculum (including information about reading and phonics) and Maths Curriculum, please visit the separate pages for these subjects by following the links below.