Children Who Can!
Imagine a Primary curriculum that embraces diversity, encourages curiosity and empowers success. Children Who Can offers just that.
Based in Yorkshire but working across England, Children Who Can works with primary schools and educators to support them in designing a bespoke curriculum that allows children to create their own learning experiences. Using the CWC Way — their unique approach to curriculum design — they collaborate with schools to craft tailored curriculum solutions that meet their children’s emotional, social and educational needs.
In addition to this, Children Who Can provide unique classroom workshops and off grid experiences. Going “Off-Grid” is exciting and enriching for children, especially when the experience involves preparing food, crafting treasures or exploring wonderful woodland scenery. Their popular outdoor learning activities provide opportunities for children to think creatively, work collaboratively and develop essential life skills. Outdoor learning boosts children’s long-term physical and emotional development and wellbeing, promoting a healthy, happy body and mind. Children Who Can actively promotes outdoor learning and works with schools to incorporate woodland and outdoor exploration, creative outdoor crafting, group gardening and exciting food preparation activities.
Learning, using the CWC Way, helps children to learn how to manage and understand their emotions. Children learn together, collaborating and negotiating to achieve goals as a team. This enables the development of stronger communication and social skills, an essential part of children’s development. Enjoying outdoor learning experiences not only helps children to develop essential skills, but it also has a naturally calming and stress-relieving effect that lessens anxiety so that children can stay in control of their emotions. Learning outside the classroom helps children to develop healthy, active lifestyles and explore their environment, deepening their connection with nature. Children who enjoy active lifestyles are generally less prone to obesity and gain vital skills under a creative outdoor learning curriculum, improving their problem-solving skills, nurturing their creativity and developing their imagination.
With highly positive Ofsted feedback, the CWC Way is considered to be something special that is having a positive impact on pupils’ learning outcomes. The problem-solving-based approach to teaching and learning is unlike any other — the teacher provides imaginative opportunities in the form of missions, challenges and problems, and the children lead their own learning experiences. Children develop ownership of their work through collaborative planning, designed to investigate and solve the set mission, while the teacher facilitates work on real-life situations and enterprise.
The CWC Way:
• Has purpose
• Engages children in problem solving and enterprise
• Is child-led
• Ensures collaboration and teamwork
• Develops oracy skills
• Integrates the whole curriculum
• Develops life skills
The bespoke curriculum consultancy service, provided by Children Who Can, includes a range of curriculum training opportunities for primary schools and educators such as: in school training (staff meetings, twilights and INSET), curriculum planning support and curriculum evaluation and health check services.
Services Offered by Children Who Can:
• Bespoke curriculum design consultancy for primary schools
• Curriculum development training for primary teachers and educators
• CWC Curriculum taster days and school visits
• Children’s learning experiences and “Off-Grid” workshops designed to develop social and emotional skills
• Intervention for specific groups of children
• Meaningful, relevant and memorable teacher cover solutions
• After school workshops.
That’s the CWC Way; a unique, child-led, problem solving approach to learning