Curriculum, Learning and Recources for parents
Our curriculum at Welton adheres to National Curriculum requirements but is also created with the needs of the children of Welton at heart. The teachers and children explore topic themes together with a range of themes covered throughout the year. Indeed, the teachers would be very happy to talk more about the curriculum you child follows throughout the year, so please feel free to make contact as necessary.
To ensure a whole school cohesion to curriculum learning, teachers work closely together to ensure progression and skills in all subject areas.
Current topics at Welton:
Click a year group below to read in more detail what your child will be learning based on the current National Curriculum introduced in 2014:
Reading: Year 1 - Year 6 (with thanks to primarycurriculum.me.uk)
The following charts show which subject components are taught in which year group for the other curriculum areas. The actual term in which each will take place will change year on year. The yearly curriculum overview chart published each September (see above) together with the class topic webs (see below) will give greater indication of what is being taught each term. Don't forget you can keep up to date with the learning in each class via Twitter (click here) or the class blogs on the homepage.
SCIENCE: Click here
COMPUTING: Click here
PE: Click here
MUSIC: Click here
FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Click here
GEOGRAPHY: Click here
HISTORY: Click here
ART: Click here
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY: Click here
KEY STAGE 1:
We have created a progressive phonics and key words programme bespoke to the needs of children at Welton and founded on the National Curriculum, Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics. Teachers use Phonics Play and Schofield and Sims resources to support teaching and learning.
We use the Cliff Moon Reading Scheme in conjunction with the single word reading test which provides children with a reading age. This reading age is then used to guide teachers towards appropriate level books within the Cliff Moon scheme.
Excellent resources for parents can be found by clicking the pictures below:
Current Curriculum Topics for the Term can be found on the class blogs (click the bird images on the homepage!)
Marking at Welton
At Welton we believe that pupils deserve good quality feedback to their work. This may take the form of a verbal comment or simple tick however our clear marking code used across the whole school ensures a common process to effective marking. Essentially, 'Got it Green' coloured marking will clearly show that a piece of work has been done well, particularly in light of the learning objective for that lesson. 'Practice it Pink' will highlight what could be done to improve the work. This will often be accompanied with a question to answer. We also encourage our pupils to write comments to the teacher. We find this a valuable way to identify strengths and weaknesses in learning as the children honestly consider and assess their achievements. The children can also write a comment if they found a challenge too tricky, or would like some extra help. A copy of our marking policy can be found here.
Homework is an essential aspect of learning as children continue through the school. To get everything working well rests with three key people: The teacher, The child, The parent/carer. The single most important ingredient of success at school rests on the power of these three to work together well. If any is missing, learning will be less effective. Our school Homework Policy can be found under the 'Policies' tab or click here.