Wavell Road
Catterick Garrison
DL9 3BJ
Tel: 01748 833340
Email: admin@wavell-inf.n-yorks.sch.uk

Our Curriculum

At Wavell Community Infant and Nursery School, the curriculum is specifically tailored to meet the needs of our children. All young people are individuals and our curriculum recognises that. We aim to offer our children the best educational experience possible.

At Wavell Infant School we believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; it should be fun. Through our teaching we equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices about the important things in their lives. 

We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences help children to lead happy and rewarding lives.
We believe that people learn best in different ways. At our school we provide a rich and varied learning environment that allows children to develop their skills and abilities to their full potential. Through our teaching we aim to:

  • enable children to become confident, resourceful, enquiring and independent learners;
  • foster children’s self-esteem and help them build positive relationships with other people;
  • develop children’s self-respect and encourage children to respect the ideas, attitudes, values and feelings of others.
  • show respect for all cultures and, in so doing, to promote positive attitudes towards other people;
  • enable children to understand their community and help them feel valued as part of this community;
  • help children grow into reliable, independent and positive citizens.

Foundation Stage Curriculum
Year 1 Curriculum
Year 2 Curriculum

Reading schemes at Wavell Community Infant and Nursery School

Curriculum Drivers

A Healthy Happy Me

Learning For Life

Talk To Me, Listen To Me

My Place In The World

Our curriculum is underpinned by a clear whole school vision and a set of curriculum drivers: Our Curriculum drivers are characteristics that define our curriculum and underpin the work we do. Our drivers are areas that we value as a school; they give focus to learning opportunities and are embedded throughout teaching and learning, developing the whole child.

At the heart of our curriculum is a strong, in-depth knowledge of each and every child. Planning the curriculum starts with knowing the class, knowing where each child is, knowing where the gaps are and what the next steps are. We believe that starting from the children’s needs and interests and designing a topic around them enables the children to gain a fuller understanding of the learning in question. It enables them to engage more deeply, to understand the relevance of what they are learning, why learning matters and develops the child as a whole.