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Wickham Church of England Primary School

Love, Courage and Respect

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Curriculum

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which tailors the National Curriculum to meet the needs of our young learners. Our topic approach secures engagement and provides a range of interesting first-hand experiences.

 

Each half term our whole school topic is developed through different themes in each class to engage our learners. We plan opportunities for children to learn from visitors and through educational visits and off-site activities wherever possible. The content of our curriculum for each year group can be downloaded at the bottom of the page and progression of skills documents are available in our subject folders.

 

Whole School
Topics

2017 - 2018

2018 - 2019

Autumn 1

The Empire Strikes Back

Whose town is it anyway?

Autumn 2

Who’s In Control?

The Blue Planet

Spring 1

Is It True?

 

Raiders or Traders

Spring 2

Circle of Life

What a disaster!

Summer 1

Home or Away?

Celebration: 150th Anniversary

Summer 2

What a Show!

Bodies and Beasts

 

Our curriculum has been praised by Ofsted inspectors:

 

The good curriculum ensures planning is adapted well to meet pupils’ needs and promote their good progress. There is a good range of visits and visitors to make subjects more interesting.

 

Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted well including through visits to the local cathedral and in circle time activities.

 

The well-planned curriculum provides an effective foundation for the provision of English throughout the school. It is broad and balanced, receptive to the needs of pupils and covers the full range of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

 

Copies of our curriculum overviews which show our half termly learning for each year group and subject can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

 

Personal Development Learning (PDL)

 

Our PDL curriculum provides activities and experiences, which allow pupils to gain an understanding of:

 

  • Relationships
  • The human body
  • The conditions which promote healthy growth and development
  • Health hazards
  • Safety
  • Community health and safety services
  • Environmental and social health measures
  • The interdependence of man and other living things
  • Citizenship
  • Sex and relationships education

 

Sex and Relationships Education

 

In accordance with the Education (No 2) Act 1994, the Governors deem that sex and relationships education should be part of the curriculum of the school. This is taught as part of the PDL programme and placed in the context of relationships, responsibilities and family life.

 

Governors believe that sex and relationships education at school should be complimentary to guidance given at home.  Therefore, parents will be given the opportunity to view teaching materials and to discuss them with staff so that a match may be achieved between home and school. A copy of our Sex and Relationships Education Curriculum Map is available to download from this page.

 

The Governors' full Policy on Sex and Relationships Education is available for parents to download from this page or from the School Office.  Legislation states that parents may withdraw their children from any part of sex and relationships education that is not part of the National Curriculum.  Any parents wishing to do this will need to contact their child's class teacher, or the Headteacher, to discuss the matter.

 

Religious Education

 

We follow the Hampshire agreed syllabus 'Living Difference' for Religious Education.  Units of work linked to our class topics are studied by children across the school.  As a Church of England Controlled School we not only have strong links with St Nicholas Church but our foundations are embedded in the Church of England.  The main world religions are also explored in Key Stage 2 in accordance with the agreed syllabus. Children are taught RE through exploring stories, artefacts, festivals and workshops. St. Nicholas Church in Wickham is regularly used as a resource for learning and the Assistant Curate and Churchwardens support our planned areas of study.

 

Any parents wishing to withdraw their child from RE will need to discuss this initially with the Headteacher and confirm their decision in writing.

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