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Our curriculum model

At KWS, our curriculum model is specifically designed to allow children to leave Primary Education as knowledgeable, resilient and independent learners.  Our curriculum model provides a framework that scaffolds learning and supports children in knowing and remembering more.

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum intent:


  • PROVIDES a clear knowledge and skills progression informed by the National Curriculum which builds upon previous learning and supports future learning.


  • ENHANCES learning experiences by linking learning across subject areas. This provides meaningful and holistic learning experiences.


  • ENRICHES learning by linking topc areas to a comprehensive and varied residential and experiental knowledge program.


  • BE (BEYOND EXPECTATIONS) Through a synthesis of declarative, procedural and experiential knowledge, children know more, remember more and build schema more effectively.

Curriculum Implementation

Our curriculum implementation:


  • Is rooted in research that informs how the curriculum is structured. This allows children to commit their learning to long-term memory more often.


  • Creates opportunities for holistic learning experiences through the synthesis of declarative, procedural and experiential knowledge.


  • Builds on prior learning and informs future learning.


  • Has a knowledge, skills and experiential progression from EYFS through to Year 6.

Curriculum Impact

Our Curriculum Impact:


  • Ensures that the child is the central stakeholder.


  • Is quality assured through a combination of: indepdendent external, academy trust and internal monitoring.


  • Is informed through the colection of a wealth of evidence

Please see our cultural capital grid to identify how our curriculum is enhanced and enriched through high-quality experiential learning which is integral to our school ethos.

Curriculum Documents


Below are some examples of what the foundation subject curriculum looks like at Kirkby Woodhouse School. Each discrete subject has a toolkit and knowledge/skills progression document.