There are three phases of learning and development referred to within the primary years. Foundation Stage refers to children aged 3 to 5 years (this includes children in our Reception year). Key Stage One refers to those children in years one and two. Key Stage Two refers to those children in years three to six.
The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that the school plans for its pupils. We plan our curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and the National Curriculum, to ensure that our pupils gain a broad and balanced education during the seven years that they are with us, which will prepare them for the next stage of their education and lives.
Our School Curriculum Statement outlines what we intend our curriculum to achieve, how we implement this and what the impact of our curriculum will be on the outcomes for our pupils:
In addition, the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET), have developed a Curriculum Statement and Teaching and Learning Statement for all of the schools in the Trust, outlining the core principles shared by all PDET Schools. Links to these documents can be found below:
At WSSES, we plan our Curriculum around whole school topics, which are carefully selected to ensure progression and coverage of all aspects of the National Curriculum. We have developed a two year rolling programme to support our mixed-age classes. Each topic has a history or geography key 'driver' - a curriculum area which is the primary focus of the topic. However, wherever possible, other areas of the curriculum are also linked to the topic.
Below is our long term plan for the academic year 2020/21:
More detailed class long term plans and medium term plans for each topic outlining how all areas of the curriculum will be taught can be found on the individual class pages of the website. The medium term mind-map is sent home to families at the start of each term.
Further information about the different subject areas of the curriculum can also be found in our school prospectus.
Curriculum Statements for all National Curriculum subjects can be found on the curriculum statements tab, detailing the intent, implementation and impact of our curriculum.