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Winscombe Primary School




At  Winscombe, our curriculum is challenging and ambitious for all, promoting the development of respectful, responsible and resilient pupils. It is progressively sequenced to allow children to build upon prior knowledge, and develop an overarching narrative of the subjects we teach. We endeavour to provide rich and first-hand learning activities that evolve from our strong curriculum drivers which promote: Diversity, Curiosity, Community, and Character. These opportunities will take children beyond their everyday experiences. For example: sometimes in the “Eyes of an Expert” or looking at wider environmental issues, enterprise or charitable empathy. In turn, children will develop a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills as well as becoming independent, creative and critical thinkers.


We believe every child deserves a challenging, broad and balanced curriculum that is underpinned by teaching of the basic knowledge, skills, concepts and values that they will need to become proficient both academically and socially.


We strive to engage children in their learning through promoting curiosity, risk taking, imagination and a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We endeavour to ensure all of our children feel happy and safe to explore the unfamiliar and ask questions. We promote kindness and growth mind-sets and invest in guiding children as they develop the values and skills required to take responsibility for their own learning, both now and in the future.


Children leave the school with a sense of belonging to a tight-knit community where they have had the confidence and skills to make decisions, reflect upon their choices and make connections. Our children will be well-equipped as 21st Century Learners and prepared to continue their learning journey within a dynamic, diverse and ever-changing world.


We understand  the importance of providing an inclusive learning environment for all pupils including those with SEND. Additional information on this can be found in our Special Education Needs Information Report 

Curriculum Implementation

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At Winscombe we promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils. A vital part of our work is to help our pupils develop a critical appreciation of and respect for their own and others' beliefs, culture and identity. The children enjoy sharing in regular collective worship with visitors from our local community churches.

Art and design

Art and Design is approached in a cross-curricular way based around the themes and topics in each year group. The children have opportunities to experience and develop a range of skills. These include drawing, painting, 3D work, collage, printing and textiles. 


At Winscombe we want our pupils to be digital leaders who are safe and responsible, digital communicators who are digitally literate, digital creators who are logical and creative and digital investigators who can develop their ideas. To achieve this we follow the Wessex Computing Planning.

Design and technology

The cross-curricular nature of Design and Technology allows the children to apply knowledge and skills from a number of other subjects in designing and making artefacts and food products with a emphasis on healthy living. They learn independently and in groups to plan, design, make and evaluate their work.


Geography develops children's understanding of people and places. They learn about the wider world as well as local areas, looking at the physical, social and economic issues surrounding each case study. Use of maps, atlases, photos and the internet ensures a well balanced and interactive method of learning for all pupils.


History plays a key part throughout the year through our topic based learning. The children are given the opportunity to develop their skills in questioning and enquiry. They become 'historical detectives' and explore the past in an exciting way. They are given first hand experiences through role play, class visits and workshops. We regularly have visits from experts who bring their learning to life.

Physical education

Sport is an integral part of the children's curriculum at Winscombe. It is important that the children learn the benefits of becoming team players whilst also challenging themselves to improve their own performance whatever the start point. The children experience a range of physical activities, including invasion, net/wall, and striking/fielding games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and outdoor/adventurous activities. They are also given regular opportunities to participate in cluster tournaments as well as many extra curricular clubs and activities.