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This page has information relating to our Curriculum and Assessment at Wisborough Green.

At Wisborough Green we stimulate curiosity and develop a love of learning through a rich, exciting and engaging curriculum.

Through 'The Power Of Reading' approach (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) we ensure that quality children's literature is at the heart of everything we do, encouraging a lifelong love of reading and literacy learning.

 

ENGLISH

Children at Wisborough Green learn English daily, both discretely and throughout the curriculum. We believe in the importance of books and literature in enabling children to become confident, happy and enthusiastic readers and writers, with all the benefits this brings.

We explore high quality texts in depth; fostering a love of reading, enhancing reading comprehension and providing meaningful contexts and purposes for writing.

Power of Reading

 

We embed the teaching of phonics, grammar, punctuation and spelling into this rich reading curriculum using a range of approaches which are tailored to the needs of the children.

 

 

MATHs

'A high quality maths education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.'       Primary National Curriculum 2014

Mathematics is taught daily at Wisborough Green, as well as being applied across the curriculum. The emphasis is on developing children's mental arithmetic, investigative skills, reasoning and understanding of number, with learning experiences relevant to the real world.

We use the frameworks of Big Maths, Numicon and NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) to support teaching and learning.

                               

SCIENCE

At Wisborough Green we are passionate about developing investigative and inquisitive minds. Science stimulates and excites children's curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. We use a hands-on, practical approach to fire up enthusiasm and develop independent thinking skills through investigations.

Science is also the opportunity to apply and develop maths and literacy skills. Children are taught to discriminate, classify, recognise relationships and select information from a variety of sources. They develop skills in hypothesising, testing and evaluating ideas, as well as communicating using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables.

 

COMPUTING

At Wisborough Green, the teaching of computing centres around developing learners who create, communicate and are responsible citizens in the digital world. Pupils will learn how to create programmes using algorithms and coding, as well as problem solving and evaluating the use of technology. They will be confident when communicating through technology, understanding the importance of being safe whilst online. The teaching and practice of computer skills are applied throughout all areas of the curriculum to enhance and support learning.

 

FOREST SCHOOL

Forest School is an opportunity for children to experience nature and the outdoor environment in a safe, secure and hands-on way.

At Wisborough Green Forest School, we aim to provide our learners with an education that encourages an appreciation of the natural world and where they will be able to play, learn and develop through games, activities and exploration.

Some examples of Forest School activities include:  

• Shelter building
• Nature art
• Wild food and foraging
• Wood craft (spinners, jewellery, animal toys etc.)
• Fire making
• Knots

These two links will take you to the Performance Tables for our school and information on the DfE website regarding the National Curriculum.  Should you have any questions relating to the National Curriculum, please contact Mrs Harrison via the School Office.

http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=125860&superview=pri

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