Our Creative Curriculum

At Whalton, we are currently reviewing how our curriculum is constructed to ensure that the quality of education we provide continues to be exceptional.   Our school's current curriculum is planned and sequenced using a topic approach; a variable mixture of whole school topics, mini projects and themed days/weeks, motivating the children and helping them to make links in their learning.  We use the school's local context as much as possible to create opportunities to bring our individual subjects to life and bring the wider world into our smaller rural classrooms.  We have strong Partnership links with our neighbouring schools in Ponteland and actively work alongside our Federated school to ensure our small school 'thinks big' to offer a broader variety of experiences, with the opportunity to create new relationships and broaden friendship groups. 


Please see our 'Class Learning Journeys' and 'Class Newsletters' for more detailed information about our current topics.


Please contact your class teacher or Mrs Elliott , if you have any queries related to our curriculum or ways that you could support our children in their learning.

Curriculum Intent


Our aim is to provide our children with the tools and confidence to enjoy and embrace their learning, in a culture which recognises mistakes as an integral part of this.  We endeavour to engage and  challenge them to pursue their limitless aspirations with a strong belief in themselves to achieve.  


Aspire, Believe, Achieve ... to be the very best that we can be!


At ‘The Federation of Longhorsley and Whalton C of E Schools,’ we understand that children learn best when their interests are harnessed in a positive, safe and secure learning environment.  Strong Christian Core Values are inter-woven through our curriculum providing integrity to the substance of our children’s learning.


Assessment outcomes are important to us, in the context of what is being taught and we have high expectations for our children.  However, we recognise that all children come from different starting points academically, socially and experientially.  Therefore, we consider each and every one of our children individually, celebrate their uniqueness and aspire to plan and support their distinctive journeys through our schools.


At the end of their time with us, we hope that your children will be happy, confident, well rounded individuals who embrace challenge; see mistakes as learning opportunities; are compassionate to others; care for the environment; understand how to keep themselves safe in a busy and complex world and have the tools to manage personal and social citizenship.


Further information about how we plan to support your children can be found in the following places on this website:


·        Our Vision

·        Newsletters and Learning Journeys

·        Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

·        Sports Premium

·        Core Values

·        E Safety