Whole School Curriculum
At Welholme Academy we provide a curriculum that is broad, rich and creative and most of all relevant and personal to the needs of the children in our school.
The learning opportunities we offer for our pupils are in line with the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
In mathematics Welholme Academy uses White Rose Maths as its core scheme from Reception to Year 6.
In English, Read Write Inc is used throughout the school to deliver phonics, teaching skills in reading, writing and spelling, which are then used across all subjects. Oxford Reading Tree is a supplementary scheme. Reading Plus is used in school and is also available for children to use at home. We are a Power of Reading associate school and use Power of Reading throughout the Academy to plan our literacy lessons.
RE is taught following the Standing Advisory Councils Religious Education (SACRE) joint Agreed Syllabus
We plan within teams for 'whole school' learning themes that encourage a unity in our learning throughout school. These learning challenges, take account of the new National Curriculum 2014 and provide an exciting topic based learning journey. It is built on the principle of greater learning involvement for all children. It requires deep thinking and encourages learners to work using a series of learning challenge questions. Pre-learning tasks allow teachers to tailor the challenge questions to our children. Each learning journey ends with a celebration to share the learning, to which parents are invited.
See individual class pages for current topic plans.
Our Curriculum Aims:
To offer a broad, balanced and creative curriculum that is lively, engaging and exciting.
Provide a curriculum that is rich and diverse and develops an understanding of the global community.
Support children's learning by providing first hand experiences e.g. through visitors, visits and stimulating displays.
Offer a child centred approach to teaching and learning.
Provide a clear structure of continuity and progression.
Provide a curriculum that will grow, taking into account emerging technologies and children's interests.
Provide an enriched programme of extra curricular activities.
Set high, realistic expectations in both standards of work and behaviour.
Offer a stimulating learning environment for our pupils.
Work in partnership with, parents, Governors and the community to provide the best learning experience for our children.
Offer pastoral care, guidance and support, providing a secure environment for our pupils and their families.
If you would like more information regarding the school's curriculum, please talk to your child's class teacher or look at the Curriculum Subjects area of our website.
Autumn 1 Half Term Plans
Autumn 1 Rubrics
Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day and 'Making Christmas Magical'
Autumn 2 Half Term Plans
Autumn 2 Rubrics
Life on Earth (and Beyond)
Spring Half Term Plans
Summer 1 Half Term Plans