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Warley Primary School

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Curriculum

School Curriculum Intent

At Warley Primary School, we intend to provide children with wide and varied opportunities to access an exciting and engaging curriculum, which will create a thirst for knowledge and will help them to begin to make decisions about particular areas of curiosity. We hope that this will ignite a love for learning and will start to develop particular expertise or passion, which they may then want to develop at a deeper level as they continue through their education.

 Our curriculum has been designed to meet the needs and interests of our children, whilst also providing opportunities which they do not have access to in order to make them culturally aware and expand their general knowledge.  

 It is important to prepare them for life in modern Britain and so through the introduction of new schemes of work in our curriculum, such as ESR, children are learning about hot topics, which will be relevant for their future. We aim for our children to be creative thinkers as we are preparing them for a world that we cannot fully envisage.

 Our ultimate aim at Warley Primary School is to provide opportunities for children to be excited about coming to school to enable them to be enthused and happy learners, as this way, learning comes naturally.  

 

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Intent
At Warley Primary School, we aim to give everyone access to high quality Spanish teaching in order to broaden their horizons and develop a love for another language. We have chosen Spanish because not only is it the second most spoken language in the world, but it is the language studied by the main feeder secondary school. We want to equip our children with the best languages foundation before, hopefully, moving on with an inspired love for the subject.


We want to expose children to another language as quickly as possible, knowing that children acquire language more rapidly the younger they are.


When they leave Warley at the end of Year 6, we want them to be able to speak, read and write with increasing confidence and accuracy of pronunciation and intonation.


Spanish is taught by the children’s usual classroom teachers which embraces our school’s ethos of us all learning together.


We want to foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of other cultures and the world in which they will grow up.


 



Implementation
Children are introduced to Spanish from the EYFS and receive a weekly 30-minute lesson. Throughout Key Stage 1 and 2, children have a bi-weekly hour’s lesson and lessons across the Key Stages support the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
• Children are taught to listen attentively to spoken language and respond, joining in with songs, rhymes and games.
• Children develop an appreciation of a variety of stories, songs, poems and rhymes in Spanish that are delivered through the curriculum content.
• Cross-curricular links are made with various subjects including Computing and Art.
• We use the iLanguages Scheme of Work for Key Stage 2 and in-house schemes influenced by the Hackney BCC scheme for EYFS and Key Stage 1. These engaging lessons are well-resourced and enable teachers to confidently deliver the lessons in order to fulfil the curriculum requirements.
• Spanish Day immerses the children in Spanish culture and strengthens the cross-curricular links.


 


Impact
Our languages curriculum ensures that children develop their knowledge of where different languages, including the range of home languages spoken by the families of the school, as well as Spanish, are spoken in the world.


Varied learning experiences, including Spanish Day and festival-focussed lessons also ensure that languages are celebrated throughout the school community whilst providing a context for language learning and develop the children’s understanding of different cultures.
Children are happy, feel cared for, and have excellent relationships with others. They know how to deal with challenges and have a range of strategies to overcome them.


Spanish teaching is stronger than it has ever been. Every member of the school community is able to greet each other in Spanish now that the children in EYFS and KS1 also learn Spanish.


Through the use of iLanguages, teachers feel more confident in the teaching of Spanish. This has in turn led to better outcomes for children.


The work and progress seen in children’s books is good or better. The quality of writing and application of grammatical structures is impressive.


Cultural capital opportunities have enriched the lives of the children and they are able to discuss how the experience impacted their knowledge and understanding.


Children talk enthusiastically about their learning in Spanish and are eager to further their learning in the next stages of their education. The objectives of each Year group can be found on the school’s website.


Clear outcomes focus and guide Spanish development plans and drive improvement.


Fundamental British Values are evident in the school and understood by all members of the community.


Through wider reading and experiences in Spanish, children will gain an appreciation and understanding of the country and its culture and some of its historical links to other parts of the world and historical events.


 


Cultural Capital


In order to ensure Cultural Capital opportunities for our pupils, we ensure that they have the chance to: learn about key figures from Spanish history such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Antonio Gaudi and St. Theresa of Avi



  • Learn about key figures from Spanish History such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Antonio Gaudi and St. Theresa of Avi

  • Meet and talk to native speakers

  • Read Spanish publications, such as newspapers and books

  • Listen to Spanish radio

  • Listen to Spanish music

  • Watch Spanish television programmes and/or films

  • Eat Spanish food


 

ESR

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 Whole School Topic Overviews

EYFS  

 

 

 English

English - Teachers plan lessons following The National Curriculum Objectives within the Oxford Owl Big Writing Adventures schemes of work:

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4 

Year 5

Year 6 

Maths

Maths - Teachers plan lessons following The National Curriculum Objectives which are organised in to medium term plans for all year groups:

 

EYFS Medium Term Plan

KS1 Autumn Term Objectives

KS1 Spring Term Objectives

KS1 Summer Term Objectives

KS2 Autumn Term Objectives 

KS2 Spring Term Objectives 

KS2 Summer Term Objectives 

 

Curriculum Overviews:

Art Overview

DT Overview

Geography Overview

History Overview

SRE Overview 

ESR Overview

RE Overview

Computing Overview

Science Overview

PE Skills Overview 

Spanish Overview

Music Overview

 

 

Phonics and Early Reading

Phonics - We follow Letters and Sounds and this is supported by activities from a range of sources including Twinkl and Phonics Play.  When children first start learning their sounds we use the 'Jolly Phonics' resources to support the children's acquisition of individual sounds.  

Reading - Children are encouraged to develop a love of reading and books and have free choice of books from the school library areas once per week.  This may be a book that they can read themselves or one that they need read to them.  When children are learning to read, we use the Oxford Reading Tree series featuring characters such as Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy.  These books will be changed regularly and we endeavour to hear children read as frequently as possible.  Once children have completed the Oxford Reading Scheme, they move onto the Collins Big Cat Scheme.  

Reading

Children are encouraged to develop a love of reading and books. Years 2 to 6 have access to our ‘New for 2018’ reading scheme, which has a broad range of fiction and non-fiction books for them to explore. The scheme aims to develop their fluency, comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge. In addition, they have free choice of books from the school library areas once per week. This may be a book that they can read themselves at home or one that they need read to them.  

Curriculum Days

Throughout the year we hold a number of curriculum themed days to immerse the children in a particular subject area.  We hope to promote a love for learning within that curriculum themed area and to give children the opportunity to explore which areas they may be developing a particular love for.  Recent and future Curriculum Days are listed below:

Music - 23rd October 2019

History - 20th November 2019

Spanish - 22nd January 2020

English /World Book Day - 5th March 2020

Maths - 1st May 2020

Science - 25th June 2020

 

If you require more detailed information about the curriculum that your child is following, please speak to their class teacher.  We hold termly open door afternoons where you can see first-hand what the children have been learning and look at the work that they have produced.