Our curriculum has been designed to ensure every child can ‘live life in all its fullness’. We aim to do this by delivering a curriculum that is underpinned by our drivers of diversity, curiosity and creativity and is designed to meet the needs of our children. We aim to deliver the knowledge, skills and understanding set out in the national curriculum, underpinned by our Christian values, through individual and collaborative learning experiences, a sense of responsibility and challenges both in and outside of the classroom.
We are a small school with a strong family ethos and can respond to the individual needs of every child and their interest, to promote a love of learning and an awareness of the local environment and global issues.
Our well-planned curriculum will be delivered through quality teaching. The children will be required to work independently and in groups. They will be offered a variety of learning opportunities through which to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for the next steps in their education.
Our children will have the skills, knowledge and attitudes to confidently and compassionately, make a success of the next stage in their education; they will learn more, remember more, enjoy more and develop more spiritually, socially and emotionally.
Specific information about what your child will be learning this term can be found on the Individual Class pages for your school. If you require further information please contact the school office or your class teacher.
Knowledge and Remembering
We plan into our curriculum, opportunities to revisit knowledge and skills s that children retain the things they have been taught.
2021-22 Curriculum Map
At Winster Primary School we provide a stimulating curriculum which engages and interests children in their learning. The Primary Statutory Curriculum is divided into two parts: the Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) and the National Curriculum.
Foundation Stage Curriculum
We plan an exciting and challenging curriculum based on our observation of children's needs, interests, and stages of development across the seven areas of learning to enable Winster teacher with pupilthe children to achieve and exceed the early learning goals. All of the seven areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.
Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Children are also supported through four further specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The areas are:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
When we teach phonics we use a government scheme called Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics which uses actions with sounds. Letters and sounds aims to build children's speaking and listening skills as well as preparing children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.
Click here for more information on the Foundation Stage curriculum.
The National Curriculum
We have an exciting skills based curriculum at Winster C of E Primary School. We follow the new National Curriculum which became a statutory requirement in September 2014.
In Key Stages 1 and 2 (Infant and Junior), learning is developed through a creative curriculum approach. We encourage children to ask questions and develop independent skills in their learning.
The children in all years within Key Stages 1 and 2 are taught the following subjects within the National Curriculum:
- Religious Education
- Art and Design
- Design and Technology
Core skills in mathematics, English and IT are developed through all subject areas.
Click here for more information on the National Curriculum. If you want further information about the curriculum we offer please contact us; we're happy to help.
Beyond the Curriculum
We begin each new topic with a "WOW DAY" which immediately enthuses the children in their new topic and brings it to life. Each week we have a creativity afternoon to enhance our curriculum. All children take part in Forest Schools, Food technology, and art and design.
A range of visits enhances our children's learning and broadens their knowledge and experiences. We offer a variety of after school clubs which vary throughout the year including tennis, multi sports, computing, games, film, tapestry, and choir.
Our pupils have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through taking extra-curricular lessons. A peripatetic music teacher visits the school weekly to teach the clarinet and flute.
Key Stage 2 are welcome to attend a free Film Club every Thursday where we watch a film together and enjoy popcorn! We then review the films and post them on the website www.filmclub.org
Pupil and Sports Premiums
Pupil premium is money every school receives to support children who are in a group identified as being vulnerable to underacheivement in education. These groups include those children who have free school meals, adopted children, children of parents in the armed services or those who are looked after.
In 2013 the Government announced funding to improve the provision for physical education and sport in schools.