Whole School Curriculum
At Welholme Academy we provide a curriculum that is broad, rich and creative and most of all relevant and personal to the needs of the children in our school.
The learning opportunities we offer for our pupils are in line with the National Curriculum, National Primary Strategies and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
Mathematics and English are planned and assessed using the Focus Education Expectations. In mathematics Welholme Academy uses White Rose Maths as its core scheme from year 1 to year 6. In English Read Write Inc is used throughout the school to deliver phonics and beyond, teaching skills in reading, writing and spelling, which are then used across all subjects. Oxford Reading Tree is a supplementary scheme.
RE is taught following the Standing Advisory Councils Religious Education (SACRE) joint Agreed Syllabus
We plan within teams for 'whole school' learning themes that encourage a unity in our learning throughout school. These learning challenges, take account of the new National Curriculum 2014 and provide an exciting topic based learning journey, led by the children's personal interests. It is built on the principle of greater learning involvement for all children. It requires deep thinking and encourages learners to work using a series of learning challenge questions. Pre-learning tasks allow teachers to tailor the challenge questions to our children. Each learning journey ends with a celebration to share the learning, to which parents are invited.
See individual class pages for current topic plans.
Our Curriculum Aims:
To offer a broad, balanced and creative curriculum that is lively, engaging and exciting.
Provide a curriculum that is rich and diverse and develops an understanding of the global community.
Support children's learning by providing first hand experiences e.g. through visitors, visits and stimulating displays.
Offer a child centred, personalised approach to teaching and learning.
Provide a clear structure of continuity and progression.
Provide a curriculum that will grow, taking into account emerging technologies and children's interests.
Provide an enriched programme of extra curricular activities.
Set high, realistic expectations in both standards of work and behaviour.
Offer a stimulating learning environment for our pupils.
Work in partnership with, parents, Governors and the community to provide the best learning experience for our children.
Offer pastoral care, guidance and support, providing a secure environment for our pupils and their families.
If you would like more information regarding the school's curriculum, please talk to your child's class teacher.
Autumn 1 Half Term Plans
Autumn 1 Rubrics
Autumn 1 Knowledge Organisers
Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day and 'Making Christmas Magical'
Autumn 2 Half Term Plans
Autumn 2 Rubrics
Autumn 2 Knowledge Organisers
Life on Earth (and Beyond)
Spring Half Term Plans