Curriculum

Weston Mill Community Primary School: Coverage of the National Curriculum.

At Weston Mill Community Primary School we follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). This is a curriculum that has been created to engage children in their learning, through various topics, whilst ensuring that the National Curriculum objectives are covered by the end of KS1 and KS2.

In using IPC, the children get to share what they already understand about a topic, known as a knowledge harvest, before developing their learning through carefully planned sessions and activities.

Where appropriate, we also try and use resources from outside of school, such as guest speakers, the STEM centre, museums and libraries and local businesses.

Homework is linked to the topic, so children can further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding, and this is shared with the class.

In addition to this programme, the KS2 children also have a languages lesson, which in our school is Spanish. We also, over the year, give every class an opportunity to make learning links in Forest Schools , and this provides the children with opportunities to work outdoors safely with alternative materials and resources.

All children have PE slots through the week, and this is enhanced with outdoor PE leads coming in to support us in various activities. In addition to this swimming lessons take place to ensure that children can swim 25m (as stated in the National Curriculum) by the end of KS2.

At times, the school may have a focus for the whole day or week, where the school is working towards developing initiatives and understanding in other areas of their lives, such as PSHE, Healthy Living, E Safety. We also look to support and work as part of the community by celebrating and raising money for local and national charities, which happen throughout the year. All classes have chosen a class charity, where over the year they try and raise money for them where possible.

To develop Phonics within the school we have adopted the Read Write Inc (RWI) scheme, which has been working very well within our school, and for Mathematics Maths Makes Sense (MMS). Please see the documents below for more information.

Creatively, all children are encouraged to take their own learning forward, be proactive in asking questions, and find out new information independently which can then be shared.

Learning is shared and celebrated through individual achievements and team points, class assemblies, and WOW days. Star learners for the week get a special message sent home to their parents in the post. The school newsletter also keeps everyone up to date with success and achievements within the school.

Our overview of the year can be found below.

 

 

2015-2016

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 1

Flowers and Insects

History – Time Travellers

ICT – Say Cheese

Hooray lets go on holiday

Year 2

History – People of the Past

Science – Super Humans

Magic Toymaker

From A to B

Year 3

History – Scavengers and Settlers

Gateway to the World

ICT – Digital gamers

Science – Material World

Active Planet

Year 4

History – Temples, tombs and treasure

Science – How humans work

Young Entrepreneurs

Science – Land, Sea and Sky

Year 5

History – the Great, The Bold and The Brave

Space Explorers

Making New Materials

ICT – 3D designers

 

Year 6

What a wonderful world

History AD900

Fairgrounds

The Holiday Show

Science – Out of Africa

 

 

 

For more information about the IPC curriculum, please feel free to have a look at their website

http://www.greatlearning.com/ipc/