Curriculum Statement

Our curriculum is based on an understanding that children are hard wired to learn and is carefully planned in line with the National Curriculum and Early Years Framework. It is developed through an understanding of what we know about how young children learn, what engages our children and what is relevant to their lives. It places an emphasis on securely developing an understanding of spoken language, vocabulary and listening comprehension skills, because we know that literacy skills are not possible without them.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced and  incorporates diversity and inclusion, through a range of well-planned learning opportunities and rich experiences. It seeks to be both a ‘windows and mirrors’ curriculum; ‘windows’ out onto the world, to support children’s understanding of other people’s lives, cultures and perspectives and  ‘mirrors’, reflecting children’s  own lives and giving a sense of belonging. It exposes them to the immediate and local environment, the arts, sport, adventure, creativity and challenge. It reflects the rich and varied cultures in our community and beyond and focuses on building on knowledge and skills.

Our curriculum aims to develop

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident and resilient individuals who are able to live healthy, happy and fulfilling lives
  • responsible citizens, who make a positive contribution to society with an understanding of their rights and responsibilities and who are respectful of others regardless of gender, faith, culture or sexuality



updated April 2022

To find out more about the curriculum the school is following please see our curriculum overviews page



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Head Teacher: Sarah Mardell

West Earlham Infant & Nursery School
Scarnell Road, Norwich, NR5 8HT