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
I love school because I learn so much and it’s great fun

Year 1 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


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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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Home Learning - Suggested Timetable

Suggested Daily Timetable

Home Learning W/C 25-05-2020

Woodhouse Baking Challenge Pet Profile template (pdf) Pet Profile by Mrs Shaw Pet Profile by Mrs Edgar Pet Profile by Miss Vine Home learning mat - Half term Pet Profile template (doc) Pet poem All about my pet activity sheet What does this pet need

eBook: Formidable Sid

  Formidable Sid eBook

The story follows the intriguing Violet and her classmates as they prepare for Pet Day at school. As the children excitedly share stories about different types of pets in the run-up to the day, Violet interrupts with wild claims about her mysterious pet, Sid. But is Sid really the scary monster Violet says he is?

* This site requires an account, we suggest you login first before following the link to access the resource. You will find the instruction and code for the free account under the Home Learning Links


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Woodhouse Pet Show

   

 

Crafts 

Split pin pets Pets mindfulness colouring in sheets Pet paper plate activity Create a pet rock

 

Planned Play Resources

t-t-964-pet-shop-display-banner.pdf T-T-937-Pet-Shop-Sign-Pack.pdf T-T-937-Pet-Shop-Display-Posters.pdf T-T-936-Pet-Shop-Closed-Sign.pdf T-T-935-Pet-Shop-Open-Sign.pdf T-T-934-Pet-Shop-Opening-Times.pdf t-t-933-pet-shop-labels.pdf

 

I Spy 

Pets I Spy and Add to 20 Pets I Spy and Add to 20 Checklist Pets I Spy and Add to 20 Answers

 

Pet Paper

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Home Learning W/C 18-05-2020

18.5.20 Week 6 Woodhouse Home Learning Yoga Poses Importance of exercise Dinosaurs ebook

 


Home Learning Links

Purple Mash Help Video - How to access email, blogs and more

Checkout this weeks lessons below the links.

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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DB Primary

Secure online learning space for all pupils.

Appropriate for: All

*This site requires the pupils to know their login


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code.org/minecraft

Pupils can learn key programming skills while playing 4 different Minecraft challenges.

Appropriate for: KS2


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code.org/frozen

Logo tall frozen

Learn the basics of programming by helping Elsa and Anna skate lots of wonderful shapes.

Appropriate for: KS1 & Lower KS2


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TT Rockstars

KS2 children are all familiar with TT Rockstars and have their own personal login. Pupils can work independently or compete against each other – a great way to interact.

Appropriate for: KS2

*This site requires pupils to login.


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TTS Activity Books

With a combination of independent and collaborative learning activities, the home learning books provide a great opportunity for parents to learn with their children.

Appropriate for: All


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Purple Mash

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You have been sent a personal log in for your child. Teachers have uploaded appropriate activities for their year group for subjects across the curriculum – these are called ‘2Dos.’ Pupils will also be able to access many different games. Have fun exploring!

Appropriate for: All

*This site requires the pupils to know their login


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BBC Bitesize Primary

BBC Bitesize has hundreds of resources for both key stages and all areas of the curriculum. It’s easy to use, the children are familiar with it and it allows them to practise their basic skills in a fun way.

Appropriate for: All


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Twinkl

This subscription service used by Woodhouse is offering a free premium service for educators, parents and children to use whilst schools are closed. There are many worksheets, PowerPoints, interactive games and e-books to help with all areas of learning.

Appropriate for: All

* This site requires a new free account, use code: UKTWINKLHELPS


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BBC Child Friendly Podcasts

A range of child friendly podcasts – great for down time! 

Appropriate for: All


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Mrs Mactivity

Mrs Mactivity

You can download free, cross curricular activity packs on this website. Some of them have links to child friendly websites that allow children to research before they complete the tasks set.

There are also some learning activities that you can do at home or in the garden e.g. make a bird feeder, read a book under a tree, use recycled materials to make a sculpture.

We are told that if you sign up to the weekly newsletter, you will be sent free resources each week.

Appropriate for: Y1+


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BBC Teach

The BBC teach website has got many videos and activities for pupils of all ages including animations of traditional tales, quizzes and teaching videos.

The BBC have also mentioned that they will be putting daily lessons on their websites for each year group.

Appropriate for: All


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White Rose Maths

At Woodhouse, we use White Rose Maths resources regularly in our maths teaching. They have created short videos/lessons with related worksheets and answer sheets. 

Appropriate for: All


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Top Marks

Top Marks is a website that we use regularly at Woodhouse. It has many interactive games for a wide range of subjects. A popular game we use in school is ‘Daily 10’ maths game.

Appropriate for: All


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BBC Live Lessons

BBC Live lessons cover a range of subjects including English, Maths, Science and PSHCE. There are teacher guides available as well as a range of activity sheets.

Appropriate for: All


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Numbots

Children can log in using their TT Rockstars login. This website is free until 27th April and has a range of games and challenges that children can complete whilst going over different maths objectives.

Appropriate for: Y2, Lower KS2

*This site requires pupils to login. The logins are exactly the same at the TT Rock Star accounts.


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Cbeebies Numberblocks

This websites has a range of maths games and quizzes for children and also information and guidance for parents.

Appropriate for: EYFS, KS1


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Corbett Maths Primary

This website has free teaching videos, worksheets and answers with differing levels of difficulty! It also has handy ‘5 a day’ mental maths resources that would be good to keep the children ticking over with their key skills.

Appropriate for: KS2

 


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BBC Newsround

Newsround is a great way for children to access the news daily. It is child friendly and also often has advice for children if they are worrying about the news.

Appropriate for: KS2


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BBC Newsround - Coronavirus Advice

It is child friendly and also often has advice for children if they are worrying about the news. There is currently a video to support children who are worrying about Coronavirus.

Appropriate for: KS2


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Cosmic Yoga

This website is a firm favourite in KS1 PE lessons at Woodhouse. It has many yoga videos to choose from and many are told through widely loved stories e.g. Frozen, Harry Potter. Parents – feel free to join in!

Appropriate for: EYFS, KS1 & Lower KS2


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Go Noodle

Another firm favourite at Woodhouse, Go Noodle has lots of yoga, Zumba and general dance videos.

Appropriate for: All


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Joe Wicks

Keep fit with Joe Wicks every day at 9am! The videos will be saved on his YouTube channel if you’d like to have a go at a different time. 

Appropriate for: All


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Phonics Play

Phonics Play have made all of their resources free to support parents and children during school closures.

Appropriate for: EYFS, KS1

* Please signing in with the following details:
Username: march20
Password: home


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Phonics Bloom

There are lots of games for each phonics phase on this website. Not all of them are free but many of them are!  

Appropriate for: EYFS, KS1


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Storytime from Space

Listen to stories read by astronauts on the International Space Station! Fascinating stuff!  


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Oxford Owl

This website has hundreds of free eBooks that your children will recognise from school  from Biff, Chip and Kipper to Project X! There are also Maths activities and many games to choose from.  

 

You will need to complete a parent sign up but it is free.   


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 Live Links

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks
10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman
11.00am - English with David Walliams
12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)
1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass
1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel
2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)
4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)


Home Learning W/C 11-05-2020

11.5.20 Week 5 Woodhouse Home Learning Science EGGsperiments! Thinking about Music

  


Home Learning W/C 04-05-2020

Medal Template.pdf Y5 Zinger.pdf Y3 6 times and divide.pdf Y2 10s division facts.pdf Y1 pairs to 20.pdf Y2 5x table.pdf 4.5.20 Week 4 Woodhouse Home Learning.pdf Reception or Y1 pairs to 10.pdf Y1 and Y2 Mixed 2s.pdf Y6 Matrix 1.pdf Y4 8s times and divide.pdf Science activity.pdf Maths probe template.pdf Flap Jack Recipe.pdf Y3-Y6 VE Day Fact File and questions.pdf Y1 and Y2 VE Day Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdf VE Day discussion sheet.pdf Design a VE day medal.pdf Letter-Formation-Powerpoint.ppt

  


Home Learning Challenge - W/C 27-04-2020

Our Poem for You 27.4.20 Week 3 Woodhouse Home Learning Weather Chart Life Cycle template Book review non-fiction Book review ks2 book review KS1 Phonics Lessons

 


Home Learning Challenge - W/C 20-04-2020

Time capsule Week 2 Woodhouse Home Learning

 


Easter Activities

Subject based

Maths Easter challengethis challenge is mainly for UKS2 but LKS2 could always give some parts of it a good go particularly if they have older siblings to work with.

Science task – research the life cycle of an egg and create a poster to show/ explain this.

Science – NATURE BINGO – adult to create a bingo board with different things which can be found in the garden (leaves, beetles, small pebble, black bird) and the children have to try and find as many as they can. If the children are not able to get out in the garden or do not have a garden, they can do this using things which can be found in the house.

PE - Create an Easter egg/ chocolate hunt in the garden or around the house.

Geography – Research which countries will be celebrating Easter and how?

RE – Why do we celebrate Easter? Why do we have chocolate eggs at Easter?

English – How many words can you make using the letters in EASTER SUNDAY?
Or SPRING TIME for those who don’t celebrate Easter.

English – Create an acrostic poem using HAPPY EASTER or HAPPY SPRING for those who don’t celebrate Easter.

Other fun activities

Decorate an Easter egg or spring picture and stick it in your window so people can have an Easter egg hunt when they go for their house of exercise a day.

Twinkl have a selection of Easter colouring, wordsearches and other activities – suitable for chn of all ages.

Decorating hard boiled eggs using paint and other materials and upload these to their year group blog.

Easy Easter crafts which featured on ‘This Morning
These can be decorated as Easter or can be decorated in other ways for those children who don’t celebrate Easter.

  • Chocolate nests using shredded wheat and put mini-eggs in to finish them off:
    • Crumble shredded wheat and mix with melted cooking chocolate.
    • Put this mixture into bun cases and put mini eggs inside to create little nests.
    • Wait for the chocolate to cool and the nests to harden and then enjoy. 😊
  •  Make Easter cookies:
    • For the dough
      • 200g/7oz softened butter, plus extra for greasing
      • 150g/5½oz caster sugar
      • 2 large free-range egg yolks
      • 400g/14oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
      • 1 level tsp ground mixed spice
      • 1 level tsp ground cinnamon
      • 2–4 tbsp milk
    • For the iced biscuits
      • 1–2 tsp lemon juice
      • 250g/9oz icing sugar
      • different food colourings
    • Method
      1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Lightly grease two baking trays lined with baking paper.
      2. Measure the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk. Sieve in the flour and spices and add enough milk to make a fairly soft dough. Bring together, using your hands, to make a soft dough.
      3. Halve the mixture and set half to one side.
      4. For the traditional currant biscuits, add the currants to half of the mixture and knead lightly on a lightly floured work surface. Roll out to a thickness of about 5mm/¼in. Cut into rounds using a circular cutter. Place on the prepared baking trays. Sprinkle with caster sugar.
      5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until pale golden brown. Keep a careful eye on the biscuits – it doesn’t matter if you open the oven door to check. Sprinkle with more caster sugar and lift onto a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.
      6. For the iced biscuits, knead the remaining half of the biscuit dough lightly on a lightly floured work surface. Roll out to a thickness of 5mm/¼in. Cut out Easter biscuits using an assortment of shaped cutters, such as bunnies, Easter eggs, chicks or spring flowers.
      7. Lightly grease two baking trays lined with baking paper.
      8. Place the biscuit shapes on the prepared baking trays and bake in the preheated oven for 10–15 minutes. Remove from the oven and lift onto a wire rack to cool.
      9. To make the icing, pass one teaspoon of lemon juice through a fine sieve, to remove any pips or bits. Mix the icing sugar with the lemon juice and then add about two tablespoons of cold water, adding it little by little until you have a relatively stiff but smooth icing. Add a splash more sieved lemon juice if necessary.
      10. Divide the icing into separate bowls and mix in food colourings of your choice into the separate bowls of icing, until you achieve the desired shade.
      11. Spoon a little icing into a piping bag and pipe your decorations onto the biscuits. For a smooth finish, you can pipe the outline of your design in the firmer icing, then slacken it down a bit by mixing in a little more water, giving the icing more of a runny consistency, and use this to fill in the designs.

Whyeaster.com is a good website to teach children all about Easter. The Easter story and the different traditions surrounding it.

 


Home Learning Challenge - W/C 30-03-2020

 

Woodhouse PSCHE.docx History Home Learning.docx 30.3.20 Week 1 Woodhouse Home Learning Overview.pdf

 

  

 

 


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

Subjects

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