The Whole School Curriculum
The Whartons whole school and long term curriculum plans were drawn up with reference to the National Curriculum 2014 and Development Matters for EYFS children.
Statutory and non statutory guidance was taken in to account alongside Chris Quigley's Essentials full spectrum curriculum.
In order to develop and enhance the learning and well being of the 'whole child' staff, governors and children worked together to weave specific and unique drivers through the whole school curriculum. These drivers were chosen to embrace the wonderful surroundings and environment at the Whartons, to challenge children to build life skills and to ensure they develop empathy and learn about the wider society. The four drivers which staff incorporate in to their medium term plans where appropriate are: Learning in the outdoors, Developing Enterprise, Celebrating Diversity and nurturing Well Being.
Teachers plan learning experiences around themes where possible and enhance learning and understanding through strong links both in and between subjects. Themes will have a guiding purpose or guiding question which sets learning in a meaningful context, for example 'to create a museum exhibition for parents on life in Roman Times or host a Spanish Day of events at the end of a theme. The children build their own learning by identifying what they need to find out in order to produce an end product.
A range of high quality schemes of work are used by teachers when planning learning opportunities these include:
Real PE- which develops physical, creative and team building aspects of PE
La Jolly Ronde- French
Charanga- Music programme
Jigsaw Comprehensive programme - Person, social, health and citizenship education
Stop Non Problem Maths
Letters and Sounds- Phonics scheme
Bug Club- Phonics Reading scheme
Oxford Reading Tree- Reading Scheme
No Nonsense Spelling
White Rose Maths
Times Tables Rock Stars