At Wells Next the Sea Primary and Nursery School we believe that learning should be enjoyable and we aim to provide a creative, inspirational and enquiry-based curriculum which incorporates the National Curriculum, but also takes into consideration the varying needs and experiences of every learner in our school.
We have a strong emphasis on values and British values in our school. These are woven throughout our curriculum and we focus on a specific value each half term.
Our teaching and learning takes place within a topic-based curriculum approach, linking in our core subjects where possible. This enables more cross-curricular work and ensures that there are more creative and meaningful learning experiences for our children. The curriculum we have developed is based on an annual cycle of themes (one per half term) which follow an enquiry based approach, through which we encourage children to formulate their own questions as starting points for their learning. Educational visits and visitors further enrich the children’s learning opportunities.
We value the strong links that the school has with the local community. Work week, Science week and projects involving the Maltings Heritage Centre are regular additions to our school calendar which serve to enhance our children’s experiences.