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Curriculum

 

The curriculum is not simply a collection of subjects or experiences. It covers all activities that are designed to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, social, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

 

Every maintained school must provide the National Curriculum, religious education and collective worship for all pupils.                 

 

Responsibility for the curriculum is shared between the Headteacher, teachers, governors, Wigan Council Children and Young People’s Services and the Secretary of State.

 

The Foundation Stage Curriculum for Reception children promotes a broad curriculum both indoors and out, it encourages independence and self-motivation. The Areas of learning and early learning goals are: Personal, social and emotional development, Communication, language and literacy, Problem Solving, reasoning and numbernt, Knowledge and understanding of the world, Physical development and Creative development.

 

The National Curriculum for Year 1 to Year 6 is made up of the following subjects:

Core - English, Mathematics, Science ICT and RE
Foundation - Design Technology, Information Communication Technology (ICT), History,  Geography, Art & Design, Music and Physical Education.

 

The curriculum is organised into four Key Stages which depend on the pupils’ ages as follows:

Foundation Stage Age 3-5 Reception
Key Stage 1 Age 5-7 Year Group 1 & 2
Key Stage 2 Age 7-11 Year Group 3,4,5 & 6
Key Stage 3 Age 11-14 Year Group 7,8 & 9
Key Stage 4 Age 14-16 Year Group 10 & 11

 

The governing body share responsibility with the Headteacher and Wigan Council Children and Young People’s Services for making sure that the National Curriculum is taught and for carrying out assessments.

 

The Headteacher must see that the school delivers the curriculum in line with Wigan Council Children and Young People’s Services’ general policy as adapted by the governing body.

 

Parental Right

  • The governing body would like to point out that parents have the right to withdraw their children from religious education and collective worship. If you wish to exercise this right please put it in writing to the Headteacher.

 

Key Learning Numeracy and Literacy

Our phonics scheme for KS1 is 'Letters and Sounds'

Our key reading scheme  Oxford Reading Tree.

A small minority of children do not reach the expected level in phonics by the end of KS1 and continue with 1:1  Read Write Inc. through KS2