The Curriculum at Woodseats - 2018/2019

 

The curriculum is effectively what we do in school. It consists of our aims, schemes and programmes of work to help your child to learn and to deliver the National Curriculum at the appropriate level for each year group. We aim to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, which promotes the development of the whole child. We use the curriculum as a framework for planning meaningful activities, including trips, visits from experts and immersion opportunities, to meet the needs of individual children and engage children with their topic. From this framework, each year group has six themes taught throughout the year where a range of English, Maths, Science and other subjects are all taught, giving children the experiences and essential skills they need. Cross-curricular links are made wherever possible to allow the children opportunities to apply their learning in a range of relevant contexts. Themes include Pirates, Bottoms, burps and bile, the Victorians and Darwin’s delights.

Whilst the teaching and learning of Maths and English is a crucial part of everyday learning, the social, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth of every child, is also a key part of our skills based curriculum which focuses on transferable skills within learning.  At Woodseats Primary School we believe that learners achieve their best when their education successfully adapts to their individual needs, teaching the whole child and we make it relevant to our local community and the needs of society today.

Click on the links to see what each year group covers, or you can see individual subjects.

 

Our Curriculum:

Woodseats Primary School follows 'Letters and Sounds' in phonics and uses a variety of Reading Schemes including the Oxford Reading Tree and Songbirds.

Reading in Nursery starts with lots of oral storytelling, sharing books with adults, and accessing books independently. Communicate in Print is used to introduce children to print concepts and visual representation.
In Reception we start work on a progressive, decoding reading scheme called 'Bob Books'.  Children then move on to the Oxford Reading Tree and banded books.  Children's reading is supported at home with their 'Reading Packet', including phoneme flashcards and the Rainbow Words sight word scheme.
 

We use the Cornerstones Curriculum.  Click here to go to their website. 

Year Group Curriculum Planning Overview for 2018/2019.

  

Each of the subjects taught at Woodseats Primary School have a yearly Curriculum and a Statement about the subject.  These can be found on the Subject and Year Group pages.