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
Woodhouse is a great place to learn and show that we care about each other

Year 3 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
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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.


Visit Website

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.


Visit Website

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

 


Remote Learning

From time to time it will be necessary for pupils to isolate following a positive case of Covid and if pupils are well enough, work will be sent via Purple Mash or SeeSaw.

Further details and resources regarding home learning can be found on our Home Learning page including  information and videos that will explain how to access useful sections on Purple Mash and other websites. 


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.

Year 1 Phonics


The Foundation Curriculum: Cross – Curricular Learning (CCL)

We aim to provide a curriculum which is rich, broad and balanced and enables our pupils to become successful, resilient and confident – both academically and socially. We aspire for our children to enjoy their learning  and to  develop enquiring minds and the personal qualities they need to be good citizens of the world . Our curriculum provides opportunities for pupils to work collaboratively enabling them to foster a good understanding of the world in which they are growing up. Pupils are encouraged to think for themselves and respect others, thus enabling them to build on their growing knowledge and be responsible ,self-assured citizens.  More information on the content of the curriculum is detailed on this website below by subject and year group.

 

Curriculum overview of CCL topics 2021-22

 

Year 1                          Year 2                                                Year 3                             

Holidays                       Celebrations                                        Vikings                             

Day and Night              Dressing Up                                          All around the world           

Explorers                    Transport                                               Dinosaurs                        

Buildings                     Where we live                                       The Mayans                     

                                                                                              Puppets                             

 

 

Year 4                              Year 5                                            Year 6

Rainforests                       Through the Ages                             What a Wonderful World

Monarchs                         Settlements                                      Local history

Romans                            Mission to Mars                                 The Shang Dynasty

Volcanoes                         Ancient Greece

& Earthquakes

 

 

 


Curriculum by Year Group

Reception Enquiry Learning Overview Y1 Curriculum Overview Y2 curriculum overview Y3 Curriculum Overview Y4 Curriculum overview Y5 curriculum overview Y6 Curriculum Overview

Curriculum by Subject

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RESPECT

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