School Curriculum

At Wolviston we have a wide and varied curriculum. We make every effort to expand our children’s experiences through exciting topics and teaching. Every topic has a ‘WOW’ moment which encourages the children to experience something different. This could be a school trip or a visitor in connection with the class topic.

 We guarantee our curriculum :

  • underpinned by aims, values and purpose
  • develops the whole child- knowledge,skills,understanding and attitudes
  • is braod, balanced and has clear progression in subject knowledge and skill
  • is filled with rich first -hand purposeful experiences
  • is flexible and responsive to individual needs and interests
  • embeds the principle of a Unicef Rights Respecting School
  • ensures children are fully equipped for their future challenges
  • encourages the use of environments and expertise beyond the classroom
  • allows children to explore current issues making meaningful links across the curriculum
  • has a local, national and international dimension preparing children for life in modern Britain

The curriculum has been organised and established in consultation with all teaching staff. It is regularly reviewed and developed in accordance with the School Improvement Plan, recommendations from Ofsted (Inspection 2014) and following consultation with Governors and teaching staff. We use the ‘Essentials Curriculum’ from Chris Quigley and Cornerstones to supplement the delivery of our curriculum in school.


What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?


The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.  We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our new curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum. Cornerstones also provide a rigorous essential skills framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.


How it Works?


Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website:

Class Topics Summer 2017 

Nursery are following objective led planning, mini topics based on the children’s interests.

Class 1:

Our Topics this term are ‘Under The Sea’ and ‘Pirates’.

We will read the stories ‘The Rainbow Fish’, ‘Tiddler’, ‘Sharing a Shell’ and ‘The Snail and the Whale.’ We will find out about sea creatures and look at how warm and cold oceans differ. The children will create wax resist pictures and make fish using salt dough.

We will learn about pirates including what life was like on a pirate ship and finish the term with a Pirate Party.

We will also be learning about healthy foods and the importance of exercise . Also we will take part in a variety of activities for Sports Week.

Also as Spring turns into Summer we will observe the changes . We will be planting carrots, runner beans and cress.

Our outside role play area will become a Beach Hut and then a Pirate’s Hideaway.

Class 2:

Our topics this term are ‘Land Ahoy!’ and ‘Beachcombers’. This half term we will be looking at Captain Cook and his voyages and developing children’s map work by looking at oceans and continents. As well as this, we will be focusing on lots of pirate work and even creating our own treasure map!

After half term we will be looking at the different features of the seaside and creating our own sand art. We will also be looking at rock pools and their inhabitants culminating in a trip to the seaside to explore!


Class 3:

Our first topic, ‘Predator’, focuses on animals and their relationships within different food chains. We will be exploring how animals are adapted to their environment and this helps them to hunt. As part of our topic we will be visiting to RSPB Saltholme.  Our final topic for the year will be ‘Road Trip USA!’. In the second part of the term we will be taking a road trip across the United States of America as we examine some of the sights and sounds of its famous cities. We will also take a look back at American history as we investigate some of the customs and traditions of Native Americans.




Class 4:

Our topic this term is ‘Welcome to Mexico!’. Get ready to explore this unique country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun-packed festivals.

Tummy rumbling? Concoct a tradition Mexican meal with a range of ingredients. What’s on your shopping list? Go steady with the spices!

Discover the mysterious world of the ancient Maya civilisation. Make their temples, learn their poetry, learn their myths and follow all their curious rituals. Just try to keep your

Also we will be visiting Robinwood Outdoor centre for three days in June.


Information on the curriculum – click link below


Curriculum Map KS2

Curriculum Map KS1