Overall aims, content and organisation
At Mepal and Witcham Church of England Primary School we deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum, designed to engage and challenge all children and develop a love of learning. We aim to offer a broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum, exposing children to ‘powerful knowledge’ which gives every child an equal opportunity to grow, thrive and excel in a positive and caring environment. We embrace Christian values and ensure all children are ready for their next steps. We follow the Primary Knowledge Curriculum. It is a carefully sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum which aims to inspire pupils and promote excellent outcomes for all.
The curriculum content has been carefully chosen by subject experts and is organised in a coherent way, ensuring children can build on their knowledge from year to year. In this way, the knowledge in the curriculum is cumulative, constructing firm foundations from which children can progress and develop deeper conceptual understanding and subject-specific skills over time.
Curriculum coherence ensures that teaching does not jump from topic to topic, but enables children to develop knowledge over time, as well as a love of subjects. Subject content is crucial to this approach- the rich content of the curriculum inspires children and plants the seeds for a lifetime of learning.