Curriculum & Pedagogy
You can see the Annual Planning overview and and timetable for your child's class here.
Use the links below to find out how we teach and what we use for the following subjects:
Use the links below to find out about teaching and learning at Wildmoor Heath School:
- Truly great teaching at Wildmoor Heath School
- Truly great learning at Wildmoor Heath School
- Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Policy (December 2017)
- Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Policy (December 2017)
- Charter of Children's Cultural Rights (November 2015)
- Promoting Thinking Skills
- What to do if you're stuck...
You can access Literacy and Numeracy resources and other information using the following links:
- Active Learn (Bug Club & ABACUS) *
- International Primary Curriculum (IPC) Website
- English Glossary of Terms
- Primary Worksheets
- Developing reading, writing and spelling for 5-11 year olds
- Developing maths skills for 5-11 year olds
- Supporting your child with their homework
- Helping Your Child with their Learning - Knowledge, Skills and Understanding
- Helping Your Child with their Learning - The 10 things you can say to your child
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At Key Stages 1 and 2 all children at the school study the following subjects as part of the National Curriculum:
- Literacy (English – reading, writing and speaking & listening)
- Numeracy (Mathematics)
- Design Technology (including food technology)
- Art and Design
- Physical Education (PE)
- Religious Education (RE)
- Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
Literacy & Numeracy
The majority of the children’s time in school is spent learning English and Mathematics. There are daily Numeracy and Literacy lessons, the latter supplemented by individual and group guided reading, phonics (in EYFS and KS1) and Handwriting (in KS1).
English units of work include reading; spelling; punctuation; grammar; speaking and listening and narrative and non-fiction writing. The context for Literacy lessons is often the term’s topic or theme and this provides a purpose for writing and opportunities for the children to apply their skills across the curriculum.
The Mathematics curriculum includes regular oral and mental work, followed by the teaching of different strategies for solving problems, and children are given the opportunity to explain their methods and reasoning. Pupils are given clear instructions and questioned to ascertain their understanding; they may also spend time working together in groups or in pairs. There is a great emphasis on oral and mental work. Children have the opportunity to apply their numeracy skills across the curriculum.
Overviews of our English and Maths curriculum can be found here: