Curriculum Update September 2016
The 2014 curriculum has raised the expectations of children throughout the school. For example :-
By the end of Year 4, children should know up to the 12X table. Previously it was the expectation that Year 5 children knew up to the 10X table.
By the end of Year 1, children are expected to count up to 100. Previously counting to 20 was the expectation.
To ensure that WPNS provides complete coverage of the new curriculum we have been using The Learning Challenge Curriculum since January 2016.The link to the Curriculum resources is below. The Learning Challenge Curriculum very much ties in with our ethos of an enquiry based curriculum. Each class covers a range of topics which engage the children’s curiosity and help them to take charge of their own learning.
Each academic year the teachers create a curriculum map of topics for their class to follow, which they update regularly. The link below is to the latest version.
We recognise that learning outside the classroom helps to bring our topics to life. All classes enjoy learning experiences within our extensive grounds and we encourage educational visits which enhance the learning of our chosen topics. A wide range of extra – curricular activities allow individuals to widen their experiences and develop their interests. Learning logs promote creative individualised learning at home. Each week the children are given a task, linking to their classroom work, by which they can broaden and deepen their learning.
Link to Challenge Curriculum http://www.learningchallengecurriculum.com/