Our vision for learning and the intent of our curriculum.

At Valley End C of E Infant School we believe that all children are born with potential and that every child is unique. We believe that there are no limits to learning and achievement. In order to be independent, motivated learners, our curriculum teaches children how to learn, be involved in their own learning and be increasingly aware of what they need to do to become better learners. We aim to equip our children with the skills, independence and values they need for lifelong learning and successful lives. Through our curriculum, we also encourage our children to develop enquiring minds, self-confidence and self-discipline and provide our children with a secure, safe, learning environment and the support to explore and grow as they learn. At Valley End Infant School we teach and embed skills that enable pupils to confidently access their next stage of education and apply their taught skills in real life situations and problems.

We aim to help children learn through planning memorable experiences and lessons that encourage curiosity, engage and foster pupils’ interests and are interactive, engaging and are often open-ended.

We believe in encouraging pupils to take risks, initiate their own ideas and to face challenge and difficulties with a ‘can do’ persistent and resilient attitude. We aim to teach pupils how to maintain a healthy focus within their learning, to develop good levels of concentration and an ability to pay good attention to detail.

At Valley End Infant School, we seek to help pupils experience a sense of intrinsic pride and satisfaction within their learning and encourage them to reflect and think critically and creatively. Our pupils are taught to develop, test and predict their own ideas and to apply their learning to solve problems and explore patterns and links within different areas.

At Valley End Infant School, we aim to help every child flourish and thrive in their own gifts and talents.