Our curriculum is based upon the National Curriculum and designed around topics to interest and motivate children. Our aim is for children to become independent learners, building on skills and knowledge throughout their time at WPS so they are equipped for the next stage in their educational journey. Our extensive outdoor environment is used to engage learning across the curriculum as well as promoting physical activity and problem solving skills.
Other important foci are positive, growth mindset, helping children to become self-confident individuals and citizenship, helping children to become responsible citizens within our community.
The Primary National Curriculum 2014 is divided into 11 subjects:
- Art & Design
- Design & Technology
- Physical Education
We follow a topic-based curriculum plan that is reviewed annually to ensure it is responsive to our pupils' needs and interests.
Lower School Curriculum Topics
|Year||Reception||Year 1||Year 2|
|Autumn 1||Through the Keyhole||Superheroes||Panic in Pudding Lane|
|Autumn 2||Colours||Winter Wonderland||Chocotastic|
|Spring 1||Shiver & Sizzle||Here Be Dragons||Intrepid Explorers|
|Spring 2||A Walk in the Wild||Up!||Happy Ever After|
|Summer 1||Wriggle & Grow||A Pirate's Life For Me||What a Wonderful World|
|Summer 2||The Great Outdoors||Beside the Sea||What A Wonderful World|
Upper School Curriculum Topics
|Year||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
|Autumn 1||Journeys||Smashing Saxons||Groovy Greeks||World War II|
|Autumn 2||Tomb Raiders||Anglo Saxons||Ancient Greece||Evolution & Inheritance|
|Spring 1||Learning Rocks!||Amazing Amazon||Space||Africa|
|Spring 2||Food & Fitness||Water, Water Everywhere||Mexico||Africa|
|Summer 1||Powerful Forces||Can You Slay the Beast?||Victorians||Shock Horror|
|Summer 2||Roots & Shoots||Listen Up!||Victorians||Volcanoes & Earthquakes|
Each lower school year is made up of two, mixed-ability classes. Each upper school year is made up of three, mixed-ability classes. Year group teachers plan together to make learning relevant and engaging whilst adapting to learning to meet the individual needs of pupils their class. There are also various initiatives to support pupils' learning such as tuition, small group language & phonics sessions and music lessons.
EYFS The Great Outdoors Summer 2 overview 20-21
Y1 Beside the Seaside Summer 2 overview 20-21
Y2 What a Wonderful World Summer 2 overview 20-21
Y3 Roots and Shoots Summer 2 overview 20-21
Y4 Mighty Mountains Summer 2 overview 20-21
Y5 Metamorphosis Summer 2 overview 20-21
Y6 Disaster Strikes Summer 2 overview 20-21