Our School Curriculum
Our curriculum for each academic year, from EYFS through to Key Stage 1 and 2.
- Here you will find a list of subjects available to our pupils
- The content of the curriculum for each subject
- How you can find out more about the curriculum our school is following
- The names of any reading schemes or phonics we are using in KS 1
Our curriculum, although outlined here, is tailored to reflect the interests of pupils and is guided by them at the launch of each topic/theme.
Built into all we do is our support in enablinbg children to use the 4Rs in their learning and life. Children are encouraged to be Reflective, Resourceful, Resilient and to work effectively with each other- Reciprocity.
Children are also encourage to enjoy learning a musical instrument, enjoy sport, sing and enjoy drama.
Children are encouraged to take responsibility through the school’s numerous Councils/Forum and the roles of Head/Deputy Girl/Boy
Phonics at Whittle-le-Woods CE Primary School is taught across FS and Ks1 with children working alongside pupils from other classes who are in the same phonic phase. Children are given phonic support in KS2 when it is required. Our approach to teaching phonics is based on Actiphons which teaches actions and character for each phoneme (sound) and grapheme (letter shape). Children in nursery begin phonics learning phase 1 and learn the first sounds when they are ready for phase 2. Children in nursery will from time to time do phonics activities alongside children in Reception class.
We have purchased a reading scheme in which 100% of the words can be decoded for pupils working within and including phonic phase 5. Bug Club reading books have been purchased for children across the school and these may be accessed on-line through the electronic version of the scheme. Not all of these books are decodable. Children are also encouraged to enjoy library time, taking books to read and share at home. We ask that these are returned regularly so that they can be changed for new library books.
The books we use come from:
- Phonics Bug – Pearson
- Floppy Phonics – Oxford Reading Tree
- Bug Club – Pearson
- Varied library books