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At Whiston, we endeavor to find out what makes the children tick and how they want to learn. We start with the interests of the child and then design learning opportunities that are relevant and engaging to ignite a child’s passion. We want learners to be unrelentingly curious and see children as active partners in designing their own learning journey and finding key aspects which engage them. Teachers then plan the outcomes ensuring they always start with the children at the heart of the planning and then delivery.

Exploration

Whiston Worrygoose Junior and Infant School aims to provide all of its pupils with equal access to a rich, broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum in line with the National Curriculum and EYFS Curriculum. We aim to match it to our pupils’ ages, abilities, interests, aptitudes, special needs and learning styles.

We have developed our own teaching and learning model to frame high quality learning which ensures that all of our children succeed and love to learn. It consists of four golden threads strands:

Be Inspired

We aim to ensure all students create extraordinary work that matters. We want out students to be world beaters by the time they leave Year 6 who can meet the demands of the 21st century.  A key criteria for our project based approach is that each project leaves a legacy at the end. Students work for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. We aim to design projects that are rigorous and memorable and demand learners who challenge themselves to think beyond the conventional.

Learning

We want our children to learn without fear of failure and we believe strongly that success is developed through hard work and dedication- brains and talent are merely a starting point. We provide challenges and problems for children to solve and empower them to make their own choices when solving problems. This approach is collaborative and hands-on, asking students to work with peers, teachers, and experts in their communities to ask good questions, develop deep subject area knowledge, develop resilience, and reflect on their experience. We often use Building Learning Power as a language framework to support children in articulating their experiences.


National Curriculum


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Long Term Curriculum Documents


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Curriculum Policies


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