Curriculum

Vision

At Woodhouse Primary School we aim to provide a welcoming, safe and caring environment where everybody is encouraged and enabled to become successful, resilient and confident learners. We have high expectations and work collaboratively enabling our pupils to have a good understanding of the world in which they are growing up. We encourage our pupils to think for themselves and respect others, thus enabling them to build on their growing knowledge and be responsible, self-assured citizens.

Each half term, the curriculum focus links to one of the six school aims: Be United, Be Creative, Be Bold, Be Safe, Be Healthy and Be Caring.

Be United

To celebrate our social and cultural diversity so that everyone feels valued and respected

Be Creative

To offer a curriculum which is relevant and creative; promoting high quality learning which challenges  and develops  all our pupils’ talents and gifts  enabling  them to reach their full potential

Be Bold

To provide learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom, which promote and develop pupils’ independence and resilience

Be Safe

To provide a caring, secure and nurturing environment where all can learn, work or play with confidence

Be Healthy

To provide opportunities for pupils to develop healthy lifestyles and thereby promote physical, spiritual and emotional well – being

Be Caring

To respect and value ourselves and others in the community by displaying positive attitudes, pride in our school, appreciation of each other and challenging negative influences and behaviour

 By curriculum we mean any aspect of the school’s work that develops children’s knowledge, skills and understanding. This includes:

    • Lessons, group and individual intervention sessions including academic as well as personal and social, home learning
    • Assemblies, workshops, visitors ,special theme days, off –site visits
    • Enterprise opportunities – each year group will undertake an enterprise project linked to their learning

    In addition to covering the National Curriculum, our curriculum aims to address issues which are pertinent to Woodhouse and develop the cultural capital of our pupils:

    • We want our children to understand the factors that affect their physical skills, self – esteem and emotional well-being so that they are able to recognise the importance of pursuing a healthy lifestyle and develop coping strategies to keep themselves safe and healthy
    • We need to enable our children to develop self - awareness in order to take more responsibility for their decisions and actions and minimise over reliance on adults
Our child thrives on encouragement and challenges which he definitely gets at Woodhouse Primary.

Year 3 Parent


Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years

 Provision is organised in line with the revised Early Years  Framework 2021 taking into consideration each child’s starting point to guide them forward on their unique learning journey. The seven education programmes of the framework underpin the Early Years curriculum which are divided into three Prime areas and four Specific.

The three Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning celebrate the different ways in which children learn, the thinking that is applied and the attitudes that are being displayed.

 Educational Programmes

 The three prime areas are the foundations of the Early Years curriculum and includes:

 Communication and Language

  • Physical Development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

 The four specific areas continue to strengthen the three prime areas through:

 Literacy

  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive arts and design

 The three Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning are:

 Playing and Exploring – children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’

  • Active Learning – children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements
  • Creating and thinking critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.

  Children work towards achieving the following 17 Early Learning Goals by the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage:

 Communication and Language

  • Listening, attention and understanding
  • Speaking

 Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Self-regulation
  • Managing self
  • Building relationships

 Physical Development

  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills

 Literacy

  • Comprehension
  • Word Reading
  • Writing

 Mathematics

  • Number
  • Numerical patterns

Understanding the world

  • Past and Present
  • People, culture and communities
  • The natural world

 Expressive arts and design

  • Creating with materials
  • Being imaginative and expressive

Observations of children’s learning and achievements are continually carried out to monitor each child’s progress throughout the year and the staff compile a wealth of information on each child to reflect their ‘Learning Journey’ throughout their reception year. Progress and next steps are regularly shared with parents and carers and observations, achievements and successes from home can be shared with the class teacher and celebrated in school. The Learning Journey profile can be viewed online and discussed further during our parent consultation evenings. 

 

Mastery in Maths (EYFS)

EYFS Information


Year 1 and beyond

Once our children move into Year 1 they begin the transition to the National Curriculum. This consists of the core subjects of English, Maths, Science and Computing. There are also foundation subjects included in the curriculum: Art and Design, Design and Technology, Geography, History, French (KS2 only), Music and Physical Education. The school follows the RE syllabus recommended by the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (see below). A bespoke RESPECT curriculum (Relationships, Education, Social, Personal, Emotional, Citizenship, Trust) has been developed in response to promoting our pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and links closely to the school’s values. Each year group learns about pertinent issues linking to the following:

Be United, Be Creative, Be Safe, Be Caring, Be Bold and Be Healthy

Within the SMSC element of the curriculum, and covertly across many areas of school, we seek to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

We deliver a curriculum built on theme - based learning to enthuse and engage our children. This curriculum includes lots of shared talk and opportunities to carry out research. Opportunities to make links are maximised and cross-curricular learning (CCL) is an intrinsic part of provision for all year groups.


Curriculum by Year Group

Year 6 Curriculum

Y6 Curriculum Overview Autumn 2 Year 6 Curriculum Autumn 1 Year 6 Curriculum Spring 1 Year 6 Curriculum Spring 2 Year 6 Curriculum Summer 1 Year 6 Curriculum Summer 2

Year 5 Curriculum

Y5 curriculum overview Autumn 2 Year 5 Curriculum Autumn 1 Year 5 Curriculum Spring 1 Year 5 Curriculum Spring 2 Year 5 Curriculum Summer 1 Year 5 Curriculum Summer 2

Year 4 Curriculum 

Y4 Curriculum overview Autumn 2 Year 4 Curriculum Autumn 1 Year 4 Curriculum Spring 1 Year 4 Curriculum Spring 2 Year 4 Curriculum Summer 1 Year 4 Curriculum Summer 2

Year 3 Curriculum

Y3 Curriculum Overview Autumn 2 Year 3 Curriculum Autumn 1 Year 3 Curriculum Spring 1 Year 3 Curriculum Spring 2 Year 3 Curriculum Summer 1 Year 3 Curriculum Summer 2

Year 2 Curriculum

Y2 curriculum overview Autumn 2 Year 2 Curriculum Autumn 1 Year 2 Curriculum Spring 1 Year 2 Curriculum Spring 2 Year 2 Curriculum Summer 1 Year 2 Curriculum Summer 2

Year 1 Curriculum

Y1 Curriculum Overview Autumn 2 Year 1 Curriculum Autumn 1 Year 1 Curriculum Spring 1 Year 1 Curriculum Spring 2 Year 1 Curriculum Summer 1 Year 1 Curriculum Summer 2

Reception Curriculum 

Reception Enquiry Learning Overview Autumn 2 Reception Curriculum Autumn 1 Reception Curriculum Spring 1 Reception Curriculum Spring 2 Reception Curriculum Summer 1 Reception Curriculum Summer 2

Curriculum by Subject

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RESPECT

Relationships Education & Social, Personal, Emotional, Citizenship & Trust


National Test Results

KS2 (end of primary school) Performance data 2023 Results