At Wittersham Church of England Primary School, we believe that alongside statutory requirements it is also important for children to be taught skills to equip them to be lifelong learners and to prepare them for life beyond Wittersham. To support this, we actively develop thinking, questioning, problem-solving and creative skills. In all learning opportunities we seek opportunities for children to reflect, compare and discover. These are the golden threads which weave our curriculum approach together across subjects. Children are encouraged to become independent learners, be decisive and confident in the decisions they make, be good citizens who can develop healthy and positive relationships with others and remain healthy and resilient. We believe that this approach is essential to a child's development as while assimilation of facts and knowledge is an essential part of learning, it is not enough to secure deep understanding. It is through finding and exploring for themselves that children can make meaningful links in their knowledge, which in turn secures their understanding.