Curriculum

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:

This term we are looking at Traditional Stories. The children will be talking about story characters and be re-enacting stories on our outdoor stage. We will be comparing the size of the 3 bears and doing lots of measuring and ordering work. The children will be baking and decorating gingerbread men. We will be building the three little pigs houses and looking at different materials and textures!

 

 

 Class 2:

 

Our Topics this term are ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’ and ‘Land Ahoy.’

We will start our topic by looking at a variety of animals and finding out about where they live. We will learn about looking after animals.

Our  ‘Land Ahoy’ topic will focus on the local historical

figures of James Cook and Grace Darling—no fires on the playground this time!

In Science we will be learning about  animals including humans. We will also explore seasonal changes.

In RE we will be learning about Caring for Others and Easter..

In ICT we will be recording  a programme pretending we are TV chefs and will be working on data handling.

In DT we will be making fabric bunting

 

 

 

Class 3:

We will be travelling back to Pre-historic Britain, looking at how life changed for people in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.  Our work will look at the tools used in different eras, where people settled and the monuments they created.  As part of the Tribal Tales topic, we will be working with Sc.out.ed to take part in a Stone Age day in school. 

 

 

 

Class 4

 

 

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 traditional 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 head!

 

 

 

As Scientists:

We will be focusing on evolution and inheritance. The children will analyse the work of Charles Darwin and learn about how animals have evolved and adapted over thousands of years to be able to survive in their natural habitat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information on the curriculum – click link below

NationalCurriculumProgrammesofStudy

Curriculum Map KS2

Curriculum Map KS1