Primary Knowledge Curriculum
Westfield Junior School is a member of the Primary Knowledge Curriculum Partnership which places "powerful knowledge" at the heart of learning, empowering children to acquire knowledge that takes them beyond their lived experiences.
The Primary Knowledge Curriculum has been designed by subject experts with knowledge at its heart to ensure that children develop a strong vocabulary base and understanding of the world. Our curriculum promotes long-term learning and we believe that progress means knowing more and remembering more. We have developed a curriculum built on current research regarding how memory works to ensure that children are taught in a way that ensures children can remember the curriculum content in future years. We make use of knowledge organisers for different areas of the curriculum to ensure children know exactly which information is expected to be learned over the course of their study in a particular subject. We believe in 'sticky knowledge', in other words, knowledge that will stay with us forever. This is why we place particular emphasis on children knowing by heart and building rich webs of knowledge as they progress through the curriculum.
At its core, a knowledge-rich curriculum enables all children, regardless of background, to be provided with the opportunities to succeed in later life. A knowledge-rich curriculum exposes children to ambitious content that has been highly specified and well-sequenced, leaving nothing to chance. Within schools, time is limited, and a knowledge-rich curriculum ensures that each precious moment will support children in acquiring the knowledge, skills and cultural capital that they will need to become well-educated citizens of the future.
We want children to leave Westfield Junior School with the confidence that comes from possessing a store of essential knowledge and the skills to use it. We believe that independence of mind, not compliance with socio-economic expectations, is the goal of a good education.
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