Our Curriculum


Click on the files at the bottom of the page to download the overview for each year group.

 

In our Reception class, the children decide their own topics and are led by their own interests. Miss Phenton plans activities and learning opportunities around the children's ideas and listens to their suggestions about areas such as the outdoor environment and role-play area.

The learning is structured carefully through play activities and teacher input and Miss Phenton uses the Development Matters schedule to carefully assess the children's progress towards their Early Learning Goals.

 

Children from Reception upwards are involved in phonics sessions four times per week.  At Willaston we follow the Letters and Sounds systematic phonics teaching which allows children to progress through Phases 1 to 6. Children are assessed half termly on their phonic ability and move to the next phase when they are ready.  The children continue with their phonics learning into KS2 if necessary. Children are taught in their phase group not their year group during these phonics sessions to make sure that the learning carefully matches their current phonic knowledge.

 

Children in Years 1-6 follow the statutory learning outlined in the National Curriculum. At Willaston, we have developed a key skills curriculum which sits alongside the National Curriculum. We have been greatly involved in Shirley Clarke research over the years and pre-planning is now embedded across the school. Before a new topic starts, the children share their prior knowledge with their class teacher. They are then given the key skills that are to be covered and the topic outline and the children ask questions and suggest what they would like to learn about that topic. The children's questions and suggestions then form the basis of the teacher's planning for that learning. By planning their learning in such a way the children develop a great sense of ownership and a thirst for new learning.  

 

The individual class pages outline the learning that is going on in the current term.

 

Classes in Years 1-6 follow the National Curriculum in English and Maths and learning in the foundation subjects is based on a cross curricular topic approach.

Weekly homework cover sheets outline the learning that has taken place in English and Maths during the week.

 

The topics for this academic year are:

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Reception

Marvellous Me

People Who Help Us

Fairy Tales

Growing

Water

Wings & Wheels

Year 1

The History of Transport

Weird Weather

The United Kingdom

Year 2

Medieval Madness and Cool Castles

Where the Wild Thing Are (Animals and Minibeasts)

Identitiy; Who Are We?

Year 3

Stone Age and Iron Age

Magical Forces. Here Come the Romans

Identity; Wer Sind Wer?

Year 4

Invaders and Settlers

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!

Bonjoir Moi; Bonjour Vous!

Year 5

Legendary Liverpool

The Victorians

Identitiy; The Aztecs

Year 6

War Child

Extreme Earth

Identity; North American Indian

 

 

Here you will find the curriculum for each subject organised in year groups from Year 1 to Year 6. This information can also be found at the bottom of each class page for Year 1 to Year 6. 

 

English

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Mathematics

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Science

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

History

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Geography

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Art and Design

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Computing

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Design and Technology

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Music

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Physical Education

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

PHSE LGBT

Year 1

 Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

RE

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

French

N/A

N/A

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6