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 your 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. CLICK HERE to read our curriculum statement for 2019.
Current topics at Welton:
Please see class blogs on the homepage to view up to date topic information for each year group.
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 chart/tracker shows 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. This yearly curriculum overview chart is published each September (see below) together with the class topic webs published each term on the class blogs, to 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.
WELTON CURRICULUM TRACKER FOR 2019-2020 HERE
RE: We follow the agreed syllabus for BANES schools 'Awareness, Mystery and Value' 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. Click here to read further information about KS1 English with a sample 'Big Write' checklist HERE and a useful guide to help with spelling HERE.
We use Read Write Inc reading books in conjunction with the YARC reading test which provides children with a reading and comprehension age. This then guides teachers towards appropriate library books. We also use the VIPERS approach (Vocabulary, Infer, Predict, Explain, Retrieve, Sequence/Summarise) to support our Guided Reading sessions and use a specialised Welton language programme designed to uplevel vocabulary across KS1.
Additional excellent resources for parents can be found by clicking the pictures below:
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.