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 school is lovely because people are kind

Year 2 Pupil


Online Safety

At Woodhouse, safeguarding our pupils remains highly important and the introduction of home learning and remote teaching brings with it greater challenges. Children will increasingly be using social networks to reach out to others and with that there will be an increased risk to fake news and online harms including grooming, radicalisation, exploitation, and bullying. All these issues could impact on their mental health and well-being. This is a time when many young people will be vulnerable and unfortunately, the potential for exploitation will be at its highest.

The UK Safer internet Centre has identified the following online risk categories;

  • Behaviour: sharing too much information
  • Content: age-inappropriate or unreliable content or fake news
  • Contact: strangers, bullies, groomers or radicalisers can contact children
  • Commercialism and financial exploitation: hidden costs of advertising in apps, games and websites
  • Extremism and radicalisation

Parents

Please be aware that there is the potential increase of fake/poor quality organisations offering online learning to families with young people.

Continue to talk to your children about their online activity. The following websites offer a wealth of information and advice about keeping children safe online 

Thinkuknow?

Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.

Offers resources for pupils, parents and professionals.

Appropriate for: All


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NSPCC NetAware

provides a useful guide to social networks, apps and guide.


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Childline - Coronavirus Advice

Childline - Wikipedia

Childline has updated its Coronavirus webpage to include tips for children and young people on coping at home during lockdown.

The advice includes the top 10 tips to help children cope during lockdown and great advice for children who are feeling worried or anxious about their current situation.


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Pupils

Remember how to access online activities safely and look after yourselves and others. Have a look at these websites:

Childline

Childline is a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. Childline deals with any issue which causes distress or concern, common issues dealt with include child abuse, bullying, mental illness, parental separation or divorce, and other issues.


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Thinkuknow?

Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.

Offers resources for pupils, parents and professionals.

Appropriate for: All


Visit Website

Childline - Coronavirus Advice

Childline - Wikipedia

Childline has updated its Coronavirus webpage to include tips for children and young people on coping at home during lockdown.

The advice includes the top 10 tips to help children cope during lockdown and great advice for children who are feeling worried or anxious about their current situation.


Visit Website

 


Home Learning (New)

Each week, a new home learning mat will be added with a range of resources to supplement the mat on our new dedicated Home Learning page. You can also access the previous home learning mats in the Home Learning Archive.

You can find information that is specific to your child’s year group (including daily maths lessons) and videos that will explain how to access useful sections on Purple Mash. Additional resources may be added to your child’s year group folder to help with home learning and homework throughout the year.


Early Years Foundation Stage

The staff deliver a framework called 'Early Years outcomes’ and ‘Early Learning Goals’. The focus is on three prime areas of learning:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

and four specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Observations are carried out continually to monitor each child’s progress throughout the course of the year and the staff compile a wealth of information on each child to reflect their ‘Learning Journey’ throughout their reception year. This is shared at our parent consultation meetings and is available for parents to view online.


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 PSCHE curriculum 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.


The Foundation Curriculum: Cross – Curricular Learning (CCL)

We aim to provide a curriculum which is rich and broad and enables our pupils to achieve high standards, both academically and socially. We want our children to enjoy their learning; develop enquiring minds, develop the personal qualities they need to be good citizens of the world, and develop a sense of their own nationality and culture, at the same time developing a profound respect for the nationalities and cultures of others. More information on the content of the curriculum is detailed on this website below by subject and year group.

Curriculum Overview of CCL topics 2019-20

Year 1

Holidays

Day and Night

Explorers

Plants and Animals

Buildings

 

Year 2

Celebrations

Dressing Up Transport

Where we live

 

Year 3

All around the world

Dinosaurs

Vikings

Chocolate

 

Year 4

Rainforests

Monarchs

Romans

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

 

Year 5

Through the ages

Moving people

Ancient Greece

Mission to Mars

Building a Village

Year 6

Vacations

Local history

Ancient Civilisations

 

 

Documents

CCL Whole school overview

Reading

Please follow this link to see how reading is taught at Woodhouse


Curriculum by Year Group

Reception - Enquiry Learning Spring 2 Reception Enquiry Learning Yearly Overview Y1 Curriculum Overview Y2 curriculum overview Y3 Curriculum Overview Y4 Curriculum overview Y5 curriculum overview Y6 Curriculum Overview

Subjects

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