Our school is a happy, exciting and caring community in which each child thrives and our curriculum intent is to embody this in every aspect of our daily practice. Our curriculum builds towards pupils being able to meet/exceed national expectations, become next stage ready and to demonstrate confidence around our school values of ‘sport’, ‘respect’, ‘skills for life’ and ‘challenge’. The school’s curriculum is planned and sequenced in such a way that new knowledge and skills build upon what has already been taught and children work towards the clearly defined end points.
Teachers deliver the curriculum through our agreed learning cycle. We aim to start new learning with a recap on what the children have already learnt, this is our ‘connect’ phase. We then move onto our ‘I do’ section where teachers model new learning to children. Following this, children are encouraged to complete work with some support from the class teacher and their peers, this is our ‘We do’ section. Finally, children are able to try their new learning independently, this is our ‘You do’ phase.
At Woodthorpe, we strive to ensure that we deliver a curriculum that is founded upon secure foundations in the Early Years, rich in key knowledge and progressive across each year group within school. We use a variety of schemes to both underpin and enhance our curriculum:
Underpinned by the National Curriculum in conjunction with:
Little Wandle (EYFS & Year 1)
Kapow (North Yorkshire Agreed)
It is through these schemes that we are able to also draw upon the expertise and knowledge of professionals in each subject field, in turn, strengthening teachers’ pedagogy and developing subject knowledge.
For a more detailed overview of each curricular area, please visit the curriculum pages. If you require further details about any aspect of our school curriculum, please do not hesitate in contacting Deputy Head, Charlotte Grason-Taylor or Headteacher, James McGann.
#WPSYY2 were kept extremely busy during their day at Ripon Museum and showed great perseverance, whilst working in the laundry room and washing all of the Victorian clothes. #WPSYHistory #Woodthorpecharacter
Year 2 had a wonderful day last week at Ripon Museum. We started our day, in the Victorian school room and showed great determination during our handwriting lesson. #WPSYY2 #WPSYHistory #Woodthorpecharacter
To finish off our science topic ‘seasonal changes’, Year 1 proudly presented their own weather forecast! We used our prior knowledge of measuring the temperature and stating the different types of weather. ☀️ 💨 🌧️ #WPSYY1 #WPSYScience #Woodthorpecharacter
Would we have liked to go to school in the past? #WPSYY2 enjoyed finding out about Victorian classrooms; chanting times tables, practising our reading and writing on slate instead of paper. We were very respectful to the school mistress! #WPSYHistory #woodthorpecharacter