The Curriculum at Willingham School
Our aim is to provide a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum which will engage all children. Wherever possible, we teach through a topic based approach, which enables children to make links between different areas of learning and life in modern Britain.
An extremely valuable part of this approach is making links with the world outside school. Topics are brought alive by visits to different places so children can see and experience first-hand what they are learning about. We are also proactive in inviting visitors into to our school, who can talk to the children about their experiences, share their knowledge and bring in artefacts.
We focus particularly on enabling children to make excellent progress in reading, writing and maths. A priority for the whole school this year is writing, particularly encouraging more reluctant children to enjoy writing. Lessons are planned to give children opportunities to write about subjects that particularly interest them and in ways they are more likely to engage in. All writing is done in one book which demonstrates to the children that standards of writing should be the same, irrespective of which lesson or which time of day it is done in. Literacy lessons links to the topic being taught wherever possible to ensure increased engagement and a deeper understanding.
We provide opportunities for children to become involved in the wider school community. These range from helping to run fundraising events, being part of the School Council, being a member of one of the four House Teams or having other areas of responsibility.
We teach a two year rolling curriculum programme for Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4, and Years 5 and 6.
The school will follow the Local Authority’s prescribed Agreed Syllabus for R.E. and the scheme of work for PSHE.
Children in the Foundation Stage continue to follow the EYFS curriculum 2014.
Our Long Term Curriculum Overviews for each year group can be viewed under the Curriculum Overview tab.
For more information about the new curriculum please click on the following link: