Curriculum Content

In these pages, you can find out about what we teach in each subject area, our ethos, policies and objectives. We are always happy to provide additional informaton about any subject area. Parents should approach the Class Teacher in the first instance to find out more about a curriculum area. Members of the public should contact Mrs E Ingleby (School Business Manager) who will be able to direct your query to the correct member of staff.

English

English is a core subject and underpins a lot of the learning at Whiston Worrygoose. Not only are basic skills taught but English is also embedded into project based learning. Across the school we focus on developing the child’s reading and writing skills which support lifelong learning. The English leader works alongside all staff to ensure that children receive the best learning experiences possible. Reading is a very important element of English and this is encouraged to be practiced at both school and at home. We Follow the Letters and Sounds Document when we teaach Phonics and EYFS and KS1.

 

Mathematics

Mathematics is one of the core areas of our curriculum. We believe that children at the early and primary phases should be taught the basic mathematical skills that will enable them to become confident using mathematics in further education and in everyday life. We use a range of our pedagogy’s to support how these basic skills are applied in a variety of contexts. We firmly believe we give the children the time and support to apply skills and make mistakes in a safe environment by supporting each individual as they learn, grow and succeed.

 

Science

Science is a core subject. At our school the staff work hard to provide the children with a variety of activities that involve lots of scientific experiences. The children are encouraged to think and investigate in a number of ways both with the support of the adults and independently to develop their knowledge. Science is delivered with a very ‘hands on’ approach and is very practical allowing the children to think scientifically, broaden their own thinking skills and at the same time develop their understanding of the different scientific concepts.

 

Humanities

At Whiston Worrygoose, we aim to provide a stimulating and enriching humanities curriculum. The humanities curriculum consists of Geography, History, Religious Education as well as Modern Foreign Languages. We aim to provide a curriculum which informs the children of previous historical events, ensures geographical and environmental understanding and provides them with a rich cultural, moral and spiritual understanding of the world through the teaching of Religious Education and Modern Foreign Languages. Teaching is stimulating, exciting and provides them with a greater understanding of current events in the wider world. The humanities curriculum also provides the children with key life skills such as teamwork, empathy, communication, language, thinking and independence skills that will develop your child both academically and socially.

 

Creative Arts

At Whiston Worrygoose, children explore a wide range of skills and media through a range of pedagogical approaches to the creative arts. The arts are a form of celebration, communication and expression. Drama, music, dance and art help children to develop self-awareness and confidence and to acquire empathy, teamwork and listening skills. Participation in the arts develops gross and fine motor skills and can be used to support all other areas of the curriculum. At Whiston, we offer a curriculum rich in the arts, inspiring and nurturing each individual, raising self-esteem and confidence.

 

Technologies

We believe in preparing our children for a technological future. We believe that mobile technology already merged with our ethos, pedagogy, vision and learning environments will give our children a relevant and successful education which will enhance their learning opportunities. This will develop individuals and prepare them for the technological future in their everyday and working lives. We also aim to provide children with Design and technology skills that will ready them for future jobs and provide life skills. Children have stimulating and exciting DT projects that enhance the children’s learning.

 

Wellbeing

At Whiston Worrygoose, we endeavor to promote the importance of Physical Education and a healthy lifestyle to all children across the school. We encourage participation in a wide range of our extra-curricular activities and also through the local competitions we partake in throughout the year. We offer a range of engaging, creative and exciting PE lessons giving the children opportunity to learn and try new things, gain physical skills but also develop their skills of sportsmanship for future life. We also encourage all learners to walk a mile a day!

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education is a crucial aspect of our curriculum. We aim to ensure each child develops a deep understanding of not only themselves, but their peers and other members of our society.
We strive to prepare them to become positive citizens of our community and try to ensure they understand the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.
Many different important concepts are taught during PSHE, which not only prepare children for the future, but also ensure at present they are healthy, positive and confident individuals.

 

Enterprise

The children’s economic understanding is also developed well through the enterprise aspects of our curriculum, which we strive to ensure they participate in throughout the year. We encourage them to work towards their personal aspirations and goals to develop self- esteem, confidence and a love for learning. These lifelong learning skills are developed through the use of project based learning. Some examples of this have included; Christmas Fayre fundraising, the £5 challenge and fundraising for  a new library


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