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Curriculum

Every term, we publish information about the curriculum to be taught to each class throughout the school. In Nursery and Reception, this incorporates the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum; in Years 1 to 6 it incorporates the National Curriculum.

 

The information is presented in Curriculum Webs, which can be accessed by clicking on the link to Class Pages below.

Information about the curriculum for past terms is also available on the same page.

 

More information about the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage can be found here https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage .

 

More information about the requirements of the National Curriculum can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum .

 

In addition to meeting these statutory requirements, our curriculum can be summed up as follows;

 

Curriculum Intent Statement

 

The aim at Weston Primary & Nursery School is to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, self-confident, successful learners with high aspirations who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.  There is a strong focus on developing children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding; children learn to behave and interact with each other according to a series of Christian Values.  The school ensures that children develop a love of learning so that they are well prepared for the rest of their lives as citizens of modern Britain.

 

Weston Primary & Nursery School provides an inclusive environment where learners enjoy their education.  The school’s rich, broad curriculum enables us to discover and develop every child’s potential, wherever that may lie. Those who are most able are challenged and encouraged to expand their skills and knowledge through varied curriculum opportunities.  Those who find learning more difficult are encouraged and given targeted support to embed skills, to develop at their own pace and to learn in a style that best suits their individual needs. We encourage children to challenge themselves!

 

The school’s curriculum (which includes the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum) is carefully designed to ensure coverage and progression and incorporates links between many different areas of learning. It provides pupils with exciting and memorable experiences from which children can learn and develop a range of transferable skills, such as problem solving, resilience and creativity.

 

Further aims of our curriculum are to raise aspirations, engender a sense of personal pride in achievement, provide a purpose and relevance for learning and ultimately to help every student to find strengths and interests.

 

Sport has a high profile at Weston Primary & Nursery School.  An emphasis on participation by all is combined with team competitions against other schools in which we have a strong record of success (especially in football and athletics). The school also excels in art – providing quality opportunities for students to share their creative talents. A range of clubs gives learners the opportunity to access a wide variety of activities after school hours and during lunch times.

 

The school’s curriculum maximises the benefits of the school’s character (small size, church links, rural environment) while also mitigating the possible disadvantages (e.g. ensuring pupils gain experiences of other cultures and larger educational settings).

 

The children at Weston Primary & Nursery School feel safe to try new things and learn. High quality visits and visitors into the school enhance the curriculum, as does the use of our wonderful outdoor environment. Strong links are made with the local community, for example through a strong link with the village church and through an active Friends of Weston School organisation.

 

Subjects in our Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

 

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

 

Information on each of these areas of learning can be found in the Curriculum Webs for the Early Years class by clicking on the link to Class Pages below.

Further information on all of the areas of learning can be found in the publication ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf .

 

Subjects in our Curriculum for Years 1 to 6

 

All of the following subjects are taught, as detailed in the Curriculum Webs for each class. Click on the link to Class Pages below.

English

  • Spoken language
  • Reading

- Word reading

- Comprehension

  • Writing

- Transcription (spelling and handwriting)

- Composition

- Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

 

Phonics is based on the publication ‘Letters and Sounds’.

 

Our pupils read daily from a range of books, including some from the Oxford Reading Tree series. In addition to their independent reading, pupils also participate in group guided reading sessions, read texts as a whole class and are read to by adults.

 

Further information on the English curriculum can be found here; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-english-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-english-programmes-of-study

 

Mathematics

 

  • Number

- Number and place value

- Addition and subtraction

- Multiplication and division

- Fractions (including decimals and percentages)

  • Measurement
  • Geometry

- Properties of shapes

- Position and direction

  • Statistics
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Algebra

 

Further information on the Mathematics curriculum can be found here; https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335158/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Mathematics_220714.pdf

 

Science

 

  • Working scientifically
  • Plants, animals (including humans), habitats
  • Materials, light, electricity, forces, earth & space and a range of other topics

 

Further information on the Science curriculum can be found here; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-science-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-science-programmes-of-study

 

Art and design – further information - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239018/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Art_and_design.pdf

 

Computing – further information - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239033/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Computing.pdf

 

Design and technology (DT) – further information - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239041/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Design_and_technology.pdf

 

French – further information - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239042/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Languages.pdf

 

Geography – further information – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-geography-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-geography-programmes-of-study

 

History – further information - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-history-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-history-programmes-of-study

 

Music – further information - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239037/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Music.pdf

 

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) – see curriculum webs for further information by clicking on the link to Class Pages below.

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