At Wilthorpe Primary School we offer a curriculum which
Is broad and balanced
Promotes the importance of maths and English
Makes meaningful links across the different subjects
Promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
Challenges our pupils to become independent learners
Is inspiring, engaging and creates curiosity
Prepares pupils for experiences later in life
Teaches children how to learn not what to learn
In KS1 and KS2 maths is taught every day and focuses on both arithmetic and reasoning. Wilthorpe Primary School follows the Rising Stars term by term curriculum maps which in turn follow the National Curriculum. The curriculum maps can be accessed below.
In KS1 and KS2 English is taught every day which consists of reading, writing and grammar, punctuation and spelling. In addition to this, Year 1 children receive daily phonics teaching which follows the Letters and Sounds phonics resource.
Curriculum Overview - 2019-2020
At Wilthorpe, the curriculum is based on the skills and knowledge in The Primary National Curriculum and provides a wide range of opportunities for the children to learn. Below outlines the different topics taught in each group.
|Autumn term||Spring term||Summer term|
|EYFS||Roll up, roll up!||How do our families grow?||Up high and down below|
|Year 1||Dungeons and dragons||The World In Our Fridge||Sail the seven seas|
|Year 2||Changing places||Brr it's cold!||Into the darkness|
|Local History||Around Europe|
|Year 4||Rampaging Romans||Sands of Time (Ancient Egypt)||Only the Brave|
|Year 5||The Odyssey||Surviving Extremes||Invaders|
|Year 6||Medieval Mayhem and Terrible Tudors||Into the jungle||Wild West|
In addition to the whole school curriculum, key themes are explored in assembly through stories, short film clips and discussions.