Curriculum Provision at Woodland
Early Years is the foundation of the learning at Woodland Primary. Our teaching is based upon the Early Learning Goals criteria set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Guidance Development Matters. This is the foundation upon which we build throughout KS 1 and 2. The curriculum prepares the children for school on many levels; educationally, physically, socially and emotionally. Each aspect of the EYFS curriculum plays an important part in developing our children to be successful learners and engaged, happy members of our community.
At Key Stage 1 and 2 we adopt the National Curriculum . This requires we teach the core subjects of: Mathematics, English, Science and Computing. In addition to this we also teach the foundation subjects of; Art, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music, P.E. and R.E. The teaching of a Modern Foreign language is a statutory part of the K S 2 curriculum; at Woodland Primary, Spanish is taught to all children from Reception to Year 6.
With the National Curriculum as our driver, we use the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) as the vehicle through which we teach it. Through the IPC topics we choose, visits and visitors, we strive to make our children’s learning relevant and interesting and wherever possible base it on first hand learning experiences. Please follow the link below to find out more about the IPC.
During the school year we have a lot of specialist support to aid our delivery of the curriculum, particularly in PE and Music. We also have themed days and weeks such as Reading Week and Maths Problem Solving Days. These serve to enthuse and engage our children as learners, in order to maximise their progress and enjoyment.