Curriculum

At Weaverham Forest Primary School all children have a right to a broad, balanced and relevant education which provides continuity and progression and takes individual differences into account. Work in Weaverham Forest Primary School is planned to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.

This year, we will continue to use the Cornerstones Curriculum to support our creative curriculum.  The topics each class will cover during the year can be found in the document list below.  More detailed information can be found in the objective maps below and on the class pages.

You can view the Curriculum Policy on our Policies Page.

Phonics

We use the Sounds~Write linguistic phonics programme to teach our children to read, spell and write. Children are taught to understand the relationship between spoken language and written words. It starts with what the children naturally acquire, spoken language, and teaches them the relationship between sound-spelling correspondences. Teaching children to read through Linguistic Phonics allows them to develop their decoding skills; this supports children in learning to blend graphemes (letters) for reading, segment phonemes (sounds) for spelling and manipulate phonemes (sounds) to develop accuracy in reading and spelling. All of our teachers receive training to deliver the Sounds~Write phonics programme. 

We are currently using the 'Pathways to Write' writing scheme from Reception to Year 6. 

Pathways to Write is a proven methodology built around units of work which develop vocabulary, reading and writing skills through the mastery approach. The units, for use with pupils from EYFS to Y6, provide clear detailed lesson plans and resources, linked to high-quality texts to ensure engaging and purposeful English lessons. Effective teaching strategies to challenge greater depth writers are included within each unit of work.

Please refer to individual class pages to view some of the texts your child will be studying this term.

Spelling

From Year 2 to Year 6 we are teaching spelling linked to the Pathways to Write units, as well as the Babcock spelling scheme. Children will often receive spelling homework tasks linked to the spelling patterns they have been taught that week.

Reading

In KS1 we use a variety of different reading scheme books including Pearson Bug Club, Oxford Reading Tree and Rigby Star as home readers; these books are all book banded.    In KS2, we have recently purchased a wide range of book banded 'real texts'.  These include non-fiction and fiction texts, scheme and non-scheme books and texts by famous authors.  In addition to home readers, the children have many opportunities to access a range of high quality texts across the whole curriculum; during Guided Reading; and as whole class readers.

As a school, we are members of the library service which enables us to order topic packs, regularly change class readers and monitor and update our read stock regularly.

Maths

At WFPS, we follow the Key Stage 1 and 2 Maths Curriculum 2014.  We are currently following the planning developed by the White Rose Maths Hub which progresses through each objective in the same way: Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving. Alongside this, we are using the NCETM documents and the 'Ready to Progress' materials to ensure that children are taught in small steps, addressing any gaps which may have occurred from the previous year. We use the White Rose Calculation Policy and have adapted this to meet the needs of our children. Please find a copy of this below.

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