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:

 

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/why-cornerstones/

Class Topics  Autumn 2018

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

Class1:

We are also exploring the topics ‘Autumn’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’.

 

 Class 2:

 

Our Topics this term are ‘The Enchanted Woodland’ and ‘Bright Lights , Big City’.
We will be learning about the woodland environment and creatures who live there. We will be identifying evergreen and deciduous trees. We will make habitats for tiny, magical creatures. We will make woodland crowns and tree boggarts from clay. In ICT we will be using digital cameras to take photos and download photos . We will send an e-mail.
We will learn about life in London and the Great Fire of London.
We will also explore seasonal changes.
In RE we will be learning about Friendship and the Christmas story.
We will celebrate Harvest and Christmas and join in with school productions.

We will be writing non-fiction books, follow-ing instructions and writing stories. In read-ing we will be looking at traditional stories set in woods, eg, Hansel and Gretel, Red Rid-ing Hood, Peter Rabbit and non-fiction books. The children will be encouraged to express their preferences about different stories, to listen to the opinions and views of others and to identify common themes in books we have read.

 

 

Class 3:

Our topics this term are ‘Road Trip USA’ and ‘Misty Mountain Sierra’. As geographers: In the first half term, as part of our Road Trip USA topic, we will be looking at the geography of the United States of America, identifying different landmarks and how the change in climate and terrain may have effected the way Native Americans lived. In the second part of the half term, as part of our Misty Mountain Sierra topic, we will be focusing on different mountains around the world, how they are formed and the different geographical features.
As historians: We will be investigating the lives of the different Native American tribes, examining their customs and traditions.

 

 

 

Class 4

Flee your fields, close your doors and pull up the drawbridge: the dreaded and deathly ‘Great Pestilence’ is here! During the first half term we will be learning all about the Black Death and Medieval Britain.

This term your child will be learning how to write descriptively using personification to describe the Black Death and Medieval Knights. They will also look at persuasive writing and create a speech from the perspective of Wat Tyler leading the ‘Peasants Revolt’.

After half term we will be exploring the intricate workings of the human heart. Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry … blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red. Let’s explore our circulation in the topic ‘Blood Heart!

 

As scientists:

Our first topic will be ‘Living things and their habitats’ where we will be looking at classifying animals as large as elephants and as small as bacteria! Secondly we will be learning all about the human body in ‘Animals including humans’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information on the curriculum – click link below

NationalCurriculumProgrammesofStudy

Curriculum Map KS2

Curriculum Map KS1