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Curriculum and Learning

Our Curriculum

At Pamphill First School, children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum in their Reception year, and the National Curriculum from year 1 onwards. The basic skills of literacy and numeracy are given appropriate emphasis in English and mathematics teaching respectively, and the children follow learning ‘themes’ each term or half term to provide a focus and context by combining learning meaningfully across a range of curriculum subjects. These themes meet the requirements of the revised National Curriculum from September 2014. For more information, please click on the link below.

Primary National Curriculum from 2014

Wimborne Academy Trust's Curriculum Vision

VALUES: Our three core Trust values are excellence, collaboration and respect.

VISION: Our pupils develop character through a love of learning to achieve and thrive. They are prepared to be lifelong learners and responsible citizens with a global perspective.

OUTCOMES: Every child will leave our schools with the best possible character - resilience, confidence, aspiration, integrity, compassion for others, respect, curiosity, spiritual awareness and team working.

Curriculum Development

During the last 12 months, Pamphill staff have been working as part of a wider team across Wimborne Academy Trust to redevelop the arrangement of The National Curriculum to create a more progressive and linked offer that avoids repetition between trust schools. This has been an enormous undertaking, but we are beginning to see the fruits of those efforts having launched our new curriculum at the start of the 2021/22 year. This will be reviewed and refined over time as we courageously pursue the best possible offer we can provide for our pupils.