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Curriculum

At Wilberfoss Primary School we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which is designed to enable all pupils to achieve their full potential. We are committed to high standards in all subject areas and place great importance on developing children as independent thinkers and learners who have high self-esteem and self-confidence. We aim to teach children the key skills that will equip them to learn throughout their school life and beyond.


We understand that children have different learning styles and endeavour to identify these as early as possible. Teachers ensure that their pupils access opportunities to learn in their preferred style through varying teaching styles and learning experiences.

 

For further information please download a copy of the Foundation Stage Prospectus and Main School Prospectus from the prospectus page - link below.

The Curriculum

 

Ofsted Inspection 2012
“Learning in a cross-curricular way is a particularly strong feature of the school. It results in pupils learning essential skills of teamwork, cooperation, speaking and listening and numeracy while enjoying learning a great deal.”
 
We offer a creative curriculum which is designed to enable all pupils to achieve their full potential. We are committed to high standards in all subject areas and place great importance on developing children as independent thinkers and learners who have high self-esteem and self-confidence. We aim to teach children the key skills that will equip them to learn throughout their school life and beyond.
 
We understand that children have different learning styles and endeavour to identify these as early as possible. Teachers ensure that their pupils access opportunities to learn in their preferred style through varying teaching styles and learning experiences.
 
The curriculum is made up of the following subject areas:-
 
Core Subjects: 
Mathematics
Literacy
Computing
Science
 
Foundation Subjects:
Art
Design & Technology
Geography
History
Modern Foreign Languages; French and Spanish
Music
PE and Games
Personal, Social, Health Education and RE
 
Literacy and Numeracy skills are also developed through other subject areas and discrete subjects may be grouped together and taught through a topic approach within the Creative Curriculum.
 
Foundation Stage children work towards achievement of the Early Learning Goals.
 
The curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 follows the programmes of study from Curriculum 2000. 
 
A copy of the details of our Curriculum 2014 can be downloaded below:

Handwriting at Wilberfoss

We're teaching handwriting at Wilberfoss using a continuous cursive font, an example of which is shown below and available to download at the link. 

Picture 1

Reading and Writing

We've produced a series of Reading and Writing Milestones information guides for all years. These are available to download below.

Mathematics

Available to download below, a series of long term Mathematics plans and the Calculation Policy for Wilberfoss.

Parent Guides - Mathematics

   

Many parents want to know the methods used at Wilberfoss Primary School so that they are able to help their children at home.


To assist you in this, we've produced a series of helpsheets that are available as pdf downloads in the sections below.
If you would like further advice or support please get in touch with your child's teacher.

Religious Education

The school follows the East Riding’s agreed syllabus for religious education. Parents/carers have the right to withdraw their children from these lessons. Any parent wishing to do so should discuss this with the Head teacher.

Sex Education

The Governors have agreed a policy for sex education for Years 5 and 6 pupils. This is taught by the school nurse and parents will be invited to a meeting prior to the unit of work. Parents/carers may withdraw their children from these lessons. Please discuss this with the Head Teacher.

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Ofsted Inspection 2012  Grade 1: Outstanding
“Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make outstanding progress in all subjects, and the pace of this progress is accelerating. This is because the needs of those pupils are met extremely well in the classroom and the additional support from teaching assistants precisely targets their needs.”
 
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) - Ms Clare Billington
 
Children who have special educational needs as identified by the Code of Practice will be placed on the SEN Register and will receive appropriately differentiated work and/or specially designed programmes to meet their needs. Parents /carers are involved at all stages in the process and are encouraged to attend reviews and to contribute to target-setting. The school has a comprehensive SEN Policy which is available on request.
 
The school's SEN Information Report and the East Riding Local Offer is available from the school's SEND page on the website.

Reporting to Parents

Formal parent consultation meetings take place twice during the year.

Teaching staff are happy to meet with parents who have concerns at other times.

A full written report is provided towards the end of the Summer Term.  

Instrumental Tuition

Currently the school offers violin lessons through the LEA’s music service. There is a voluntary contribution of approximately £35 per term towards the cost of the lessons. Guitar and wind instrumental lessons can be arranged through private music tuition providers.

Performing Arts

Concerts, carol services, musicals, plays and dance are an important and enjoyable way for children and staff to work together to build confidence and self-esteem. During the school year, each Key Stage will be involved in such projects which both support the curriculum and help pupils to develop life-skills. 

Complaints about the curriculum

Any complaints should, in the first instance, be discussed with your child’s class teacher.

The Head teacher will be happy to discuss curriculum provision with you.

Should you wish to raise issues with the LA, the school office staff will provide you with a copy of the East Riding of Yorkshire’s complaints procedure policy.

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