Our 'Worstead Curriculum' is made up of the National Curriculum, the EYFS and our own 'Childhood Curriculum' - everything else that children experience at school in addition to their basic entitlement to maths, English, history, PE, art, science etc. A great example of this is our well-established and well-loved Forest School, in which every child takes part as a timetabled entitlement each year. Also, our commitment to extra-curricular sports and expressive arts clubs, educational visits, visitors, events, special days, children's performances and shows, and inter-school competitions, ensure we are not just about 'lessons'!
Are Things Different Because We Are A Church School?
As a Church of England school our vision and ethos is one based in Christian values (and we also acknowledge that the values which we promote and celebrate with the children are also shared by many other religions, and of course, those who are non-religious). Whilst we do not promote RE above other curricular areas, we also ensure that it does not become sidelined in an increasingly crowded curriculum. We strongly believe that we promote a Christian vision of education - not a vision of Christian education! Our motto, "Let all that you do be done in love" is lived out in the thoughtfulness and small kindnesses the children, staff and volunteers show to each other in the classroom, playground and lunch hall every day.