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RWPA Curriculum Offer

The curriculum at RWPA is broad, balanced, academic, vocational and aspirational.

During their time at our school, children develop knowledge, skills and understanding across a number of subjects to enable them to be lifelong learners.  We believe that children should have a wide range of experiences working towards high standards in academic subjects, whilst also widening their horizons and embracing creative arts and sporting opportunities.  Children enjoy and are motivated by learning and we are here to encourage and challenge them on their journey.

Statutory Curriculum

Alongside our statutory core subjects of Reading, Writing, Maths and Science, as laid out in the National Curriculum, our wider curriculum includes:

  • History
  • Geography
  • RE
  • MFL (Spanish)
  • Art
  • Design and Technology
  • PHSCE (Personal, Health, Social, Citizenship, Emotional)
  • Computing
  • Music
  • PE, including swimming

Some of these subjects are delivered by specialist staff.

We use the Little Wandle scheme to teach phonics and reading in school in EYFS and Key Stage 1

Enriched Curriculum

We believe that by providing an additional, enriched curriculum, pupils can develop their own interests further and foster curiosity for discovering and learning about the world in which we live.

These experiences include:

  • Forest School
  • Cook School
  • Musical opportunities (Orchestra, Choir, Instrument Tuition)
  • Sports Opportunities (Football, Cricket, Hockey, Dance, Golf, Multiskills, Fitness, Netball)
  • Swimming Lessons
  • International Visits (Exchange Visits to Madrid – Years 5/6)
  • Visitors into school (Performers, Charities, Emergency Services)
  • Links with Jorvik Museum (Jorvik Viking Centre)
  • Links with local community (Village Carnival, Pensioners Christmas Party, Churches)
  • Residential Visit for Year 6 Pupils
  • Cultural Trips and visits (Music, Theatre)
  • Pupil Roles and Responsibilities (Librarians, Digital Leaders, School Council, Young Sports Leaders, Peer Mentors)

Skills for Learning

We are committed to providing opportunities for our children to succeed and enjoy their education and develop as lifelong learners.  As such, we acknowledge that pupils need to know how to learn.  This is achieved through the teaching of specific life skills and characteristics. These are as follows:

  • Collaboration
  • Independent Learning
  • Problem Solving
  • Resilience
  • Enthusiasm
  • Curiosity
  • Confidence

These skills are specifically taught through “Learning to Learn” weeks, whole school and phase assemblies and are embedded on a daily basis within lessons.


At our school we recognise children’s individual learning needs. We strive to create an environment and opportunities that enable all children to achieve success. For some, this might involve personalised support, small group work or parents and staff working in partnership with our SEND team.


 Curriculum objectives

The links below outline the new curriculum objectives for each year group.


For further information about the curriculum we follow at Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy, please contact us. Also, you can view our prospectus here.