Learning & Sport

Our School Curriculum Intent

At Wheldrake with Thorganby C.E. Primary School we shape our curriculum around our Christian vision:

  • Love your neighbour as yourselves Matthew 22:39
  • Let us encourage one another. Hebrews 10:25

 

Our school Christian values of faith, hope and love underpin everything we do and are an umbrella of other values. We celebrate local, global and cultural diversity in our ever changing society and aim to guide the children in developing a moral compass so they can recognise their place as a positive member of society.

Our intention is to nurture all children and adults to become lifelong learners, building a thirst for knowledge, encouraging excellence and fostering creativity through an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow.

We follow the Department for Education’s National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 & 2 and the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. For detailed information of this curriculum, please see the Primary National Curriculum and the EYFS Framework.

Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Agreed Syllabus for the Dioceses of Leeds and York. You can view our most recent SIAMs report here.

End of Year English Expectations

Curriculum Overview

Our School Curriculum Intent

At Wheldrake with Thorganby C.E. Primary School we shape our curriculum around our Christian vision:

 

          Love your neighbour as yourselves Matthew 22:39
          Let us encourage one another. Hebrews 10:25

 

Our school Christian values of faith, hope and love underpin everything we do and are an umbrella of other values. We celebrate local, global and cultural diversity in our ever changing society and aim to guide the children in developing a moral compass so they can recognise their place as a positive member of society.

 

Our intention is to nurture all children and adults to become lifelong learners, building a thirst for knowledge, encouraging excellence and fostering creativity through an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow.

Our Curriculum

We follow the Department for Education’s Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 & 2. For detailed information of this curriculum, please see the Primary National Curriculum and the EYFS Framework.

We plan in two year cycles for Key Stages 1 & 2. The class curriculum overviews can be found below. We started Cycle B in the 2021-22 academic year and will return to Cycle A in 2022-23. The Reception Class EYFS overview is annual, using the Development Matters to support our school EYFS curriculum.

EYFS Reception Class Curriculum Overview

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Year 3 Curriculum Overview

Year 4 Curriculum Overview

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

Year 6 Curriculum Overview

Religious Education

At Wheldrake with Thorganby Primary School RE is taught in accordance with the Agreed Syllabus for the Dioceses of Leeds and York. You can view our most recent SIAMs report here. (keep the link on the site)

As a Church of England primary school, each year group has a key focus on the teaching of Christianity as a living and diverse faith, as well as the opportunity for pupils to learn about and evaluate their own views on other world religions. We recognise that children do not experience a wide range of diversity within our immediate locality and therefore actively seek first hand learning opportunities for pupils to gain this insight elsewhere, helping them to recognise their place as a positive member of society. Our aim is to create a balanced curriculum that builds on pupils’ knowledge and understanding. Its key purpose is to develop children’s religious literacy, allowing them to hold well-informed conversation about religion and belief.

English

At Wheldrake with Thorganby CE Primary school, reading and writing is a crucial part of our curriculum. All children from EYFS to Year 6 are provided with many opportunities to develop and apply their reading and writing skills across the curriculum.  Please see our progression documents for each year group below.

English progression documents

Maths

At Wheldrake with Thorganby CE Primary School, we recognise that maths is both a key skill within school, and a life skill to be utilised through everyday experiences. A high-quality maths education provides a firm foundation for understanding how maths is used in everyday life and activities, developing pupils’ ability to reason mathematically.

Through our mastery approach to the teaching of maths, we aim to develop:

  • A positive attitude towards maths and an awareness of the relevance of maths in the real world.
  • A process of enquiry and experiment.
  • An ability to solve problems and think logically in order to work systematically and accurately.
  • An ability to work both independently and in cooperation with others.
  • Competence and confidence in pupils’ maths knowledge, concepts and skills.
  • An appreciation of the creative aspects of maths and an awareness of its aesthetic appeal.

Our Maths Policy is awaiting governor approval at the Spring meeting but we are keen to share it in draft form.

Our Calculation Policy is awaiting governor approval at the Spring meeting but we are keen to share it in draft form.

Maths progression using White Rose Maths

Our maths lead has created some useful websites for supporting maths at home.

Reception Curriculum Overview

 

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

 

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

 

Year 3 Curriculum Overview

 

Year 4 Curriculum Overview

 

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

 

Year 6 Curriculum Overview

Sport

Details of our expenditure on PE and Sports may be found by clicking here

Jorvik School Sports Partnership

Follow this link to find out how we have been doing in our other competitions!

Jorvik School Sports Partnership

Competitions

Children are given the opportunity to compete internally and with other schools. We have continued to provide opportunities for competitions, virtual and in person, according to Covid restrictions.