Curriculum Overview

At Werneth Primary we follow the National Curriculum and ensure that we provide our children with a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum which is personalised to meet the needs of our pupils and the school community. We ensure that social, moral, spiritual and cultural (SMSC) learning permeates throughout the curriculum, providing pupils with the opportunity to celebrate the diverse society we live in, with British Values being an integral part of school life.

The topics we study integrate the national curriculum foundation subjects (geography, history, art, design and technology) to ensure there is a cross-curricular approach to learning. We utilise trips, special visitors and practical experiences to enhance the topics and bring them to life for the pupils.

Other subjects such as Science, PSHE, Computing, MfL, RE and PE are taught separately, with lessons carefully planned to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and also taking into account the interests of our pupils and the needs of our school community.

Please follow the links below to see what topics are studied throughout school.

Our curriculum offer

Please click on the link below to see our over-arching Curriculum Policy

Werneth Primary School Curriculum Policy Autumn 2020 with addendum

Please click on the link below to see our long term curriculum overview for 2020-21. This contains details of the Humanities and Science topics studied.

Werneth Primary School Long term plan overview 2020 21


At Werneth Primary School, we believe that in order for children to view themselves as successful writers, they need to be involved in writing for real purposes and for different audiences based on experiences that we aim to provide. It is our intent to provide pupils with a high-quality education in English that will teach pupils to speak, read and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others effectively. Arming our pupils with the ability to write with confidence and accuracy is an essential life skill that we strive to deliver through our curriculum. We aim to plan for cross curricular writing opportunities to enable pupils to demonstrate their writing skills, vocabulary acquisition and understanding in other areas of the curriculum.

Werneth Primary School Writing Policy


At Werneth Primary School, our science curriculum aims to provide all children with:

  • scientific knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • a developed understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • Full entitlement to the aims, objectives and programme of study National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2
  • A sense of curiosity and interest in the world around them.
  • Practical, hands-on, real life experiences that develop children’s knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding.
  • An interest in STEM subjects and are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Please click on the link below to see our Science long term overview

Science Long term plan September 2020

Art and Design and Design Technology

We have recently developed our Art and Design and Design Technology curriculum to show a clear progression of skills, make links (where appropriate) to History, Geography and Science topics and to enhance our cultural offer. Our curriculum progression goes into greater detail that the National Curriculum to break down the aims and objectives into specific knowledge and skills.

Our children will learn about the work of eighteen different great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and
cultural development of their art forms while learning skills that will nurture their creative development. Please see the curriculum overview document below for further details:

Art and design and DT curriculum overview 2020 21


In the Foundation Stage we follow the EYFS (Early Years and Foundation Stage) curriculum, encouraging the children to be active and independent learners. We firmly believe in providing our children with a range of real life experiences through educational visits and visitors in school, child focused as well as adult led activities, along with carefully planned and well-resourced continuous provision to ensure that our children develop the essential skills needed to build a firm foundation for their future learning. We follow the Letters and Sounds programme for phonics at Werneth Primary School.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Here are Werneth we understand that every child is different and that we all learn in different ways. Through careful planning, differentiation and tailoring of the curriculum, we ensure that the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, are catered for within all areas of learning. We provide a range of interventions and support for pupils with SEND to complement the curriculum and ensure that all children are able to make progress and achieve their best.

The SEND area of the school website provides more information about our SEND provision and a link to the Oldham SEND Local Offer.

Click here to see the Homework Guidance for Parents for 2018 – 2019

Homework Guidance