Our Vision of the Curriculum at Wistanstow
The school curriculum at Wistanstow school comprises all learning and other experiences that our school plans for our children.
We believe in a broad and balanced curriculum where all subjects are valued. We believe a broad and balanced curriculum will equip our children with the breadth of knowledge and skills needed to lay a foundation for later learning.
Our core curriculum offer includes the following:
- Teaching the statutory elements of the National Curriculum
Core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science
Foundation subjects: Art and Design, Computing, Design and technology, Geography, History, Music, PE, Languages – French.
- A daily act of worship
- Provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)
- Provision for teaching Religious Education
- An inclusive curriculum regardless of a child’s disability, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
- A curriculum that takes account of the needs of pupils whose first language is not English
Through our curriculum offer at Wistanstow our priorities are to:
- Actively develop children’s vocabulary, building on their current knowledge by
- increasing children’s store of words
- helping them make links between known and new vocabulary
- discussing the shades of meaning in similar words.
- enabling them to expand their vocabulary choices when they write.
- helping them understand the meanings of words they meet in their reading across all subjects
- developing understanding of mathematical and scientific language.
- Help develop children’s speaking and listening skills by giving them opportunities for purposeful talk and using language as a tool for thinking
- Help children make speedy progress in reading by helping them read fluently, accurately and with understanding.
- Develop writing skills across the curriculum to give children a voice to share their ideas with the world.
- Develop numeracy and mathematical reasoning in all subjects so that children understand and appreciate the importance of mathematics.
- Ensure children during each academic year have an opportunity to:
- visit a theatre
- go on one school trip each year linked to a curriculum area
- listen to a storyteller
- learn a musical instrument (Years 3-6)
- engage in competitive sport’s events with other schools (Years 3-6)
- take part in a public performance/presentation
Please click on the links below to view individual class plans, PE plans and curriculum overview documents, including teaching of Phonics and the Reading Scheme used in Key Stage 1.