At Wallop Primary school, we are proud of the rich and varied curriculum that we offer which allows all children to not only achieve in reading, writing and mathematics but also develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in other subject areas. Throughout the whole of the curriculum, we also aim to develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness.
In September 2014, the Primary National Curriculum was introduced. We used this as an opportunity to refresh our curriculum to ensure that all subject areas are covered in a way which allows children to excel and achieve. The new curriculum maps for each mixed age class from Yr1-6 reflect the changes in the national curriculum and a drive to create a curriculum which is inspiring and motivating.
Our early year’s class follow a child-centred approach which allows topics to be developed around the children’s interests. The rest of the classes are currently mixed age and therefore follow a rolling programme to ensure statutory coverage of the National Curriculum. At times, this can mean different classes being taught the same topic. Despite the learning stemming from the same topic, the lessons planned will be appropriately challenging to the year groups involved.
Teachers organise each half term’s learning under a topic theme which drives the learning in most subject areas. This allows children to make connections in their learning and makes learning experiences more meaningful. Each term, there are a variety of enrichment opportunities planned including visits, visitors and parent afternoons which create lasting memories through real experiences.
As always, our aim is for all children to Grow, Learn and Aspire Together. This ethos is at the heart of all we do in school as we strive for all children to achieve the best they can.
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, please contact the head teacher Mr Lambert or Curriculum Leader Miss Ryall who will be happy to discuss this in more detail. Alternatively, further information can be found in our curriculum maps which are available on the website.
The National Curriculum 2014 underpins all planning and the curriculum overviews below show which elements are taught in each class.
Progression of Skills
In each subject area, we push each child to make progress related to their starting point. The expected standard for each year group can be seen on the Progression of Skills documents below which teachers use to plan.