Curriculum

Weyfield Academy subscribes to the highly acclaimed International Primary Curriculum (IPC). All staff have received training to plan and deliver exciting units of learning for children in years 1 - 6  and to ensure the full coverage of the National Curriculum. 

Please click here to see a full Topic Planner for years 1 - 6 spring term 2

Please click here to see a full Topic Planner for years 1 - 6 spring term 1

Please click here to read more about the principles behind the IPC. 

Please click here for a brief overview of how we will implement the IPC at Weyfield, including the different topics children will study this academic year. 

Please click here to see the full 2017/18 Topic Planner for year 1

Please click here to see the full 2017/18 Topic Planner for year 2

Please click here to see the full 2017/18 Topic Planner for year 3

Please click here to see the full 2017/18 Topic Planner for year 4

Please click here to see the full 2017/18 Topic Planner for year 5

Please click here to see the full 2017/18 Topic Planner for year 6

For more information go to www.greatlearning.com 

 

Weyfield Primary Academy

Curriculum

 

What does my child learn at Weyfield?

Our curriculum focuses on the core skills – reading, writing and Maths. All children start learning these skills through teacher-led activities and Discovery Time in EYFS. As they progress into KS1 and KS2, they follow a whole school timetable and are taught Literacy and Maths in the morning. They will also have daily sessions in the following:

  • Handwriting
  • Mental Maths
  • Phonics (Letters & Sounds) 
  • Guided Reading

We use the renowned primary Maths resource Numicon and the Abacus and Wordsmith schemes to support Maths and Literacy teaching. We also subscribe to other resources such as Mathletics and Accelerated Reader, which help to enhance the children’s learning and engagement. In 2017 we will be introducing Talk for Writing across the whole school. 

What about the Foundation Subjects?

Since September 2015, all children study the Foundation Subjects through the International Primary Curriculum. This is co-ordinated by the Middle Leader responsible for IPC, to ensure that children are exposed to a progressive, developmental curriculum as they move up the school. 

Teachers plan lessons around a topic or theme each term and teach Science, the Humanities and ICT through this topic. This cross-curricular approach enables children to explore a topic thoroughly, ask and investigate questions and culminate their learning in exciting project work or displays.

The following resources are examples of those available to teachers to support their lesson planning:  

  • The interactive, experiential learning resource ‘now>press>play’
  • Charanga Music online resources
  • Hamilton Science resources
  • Scratch – a software programme that teaches pupils how to code

 

What about Physical Education?

At Weyfield, we value Physical Education highly and ensure all children are engaged in a wide range of sports and activities throughout their education, according to the National Curriculum. Our Sports Premium funding enables us to employ a specialist coach from Planet Soccer who delivers PE lessons to classes every week, from EYFS to Year 6, and supports staff with training on how to teach PE.  

Our extensive outdoor grounds include a netball/basketball court, an athletics track and several football pitches. We have two school halls, one of which is equipped with climbing apparatus and both of which can be used for indoor games and gymnastics.

At lunchtime, children are encouraged to participate in organised activities such as cricket, athletics, netball, hockey and football. These activities are supervised by Lunchtime Supervisors and Planet Soccer coaches.

In line with the National Curriculum, Year 3 pupils go swimming once a week at Surrey Sports Park and are taught in small groups by specialist coaches.

After-school clubs offer even more opportunities for children to participate in PE, for example judo, fencing and yoga. We also have a significant number of pupils participating in an evening karate club, which is run by a local organisation.

The school participates in local tournaments and matches throughout the year, including Sportshall events at the Spectrum, District Sports and inter-school competitions. Sports premium funding is used where appropriate to support these activities.

We also actively seek to make links with external organisations wherever possible in order to benefit our children’s development and to promote a healthy lifestyle. For example, years 5 and 6 completed a weekly ‘Health Champions’ programme, which is run and sponsored by Fulham FC.

Will my child have any opportunities to go on trips?

We fully appreciate the importance of off-site visits to enrich children’s learning experiences and support their progress in the classroom. All year groups arrange trips for children throughout the year and these have included:

  • River Wey and Dapdune Wharf
  • The London Eye, Tower Bridge and Monument
  • Painshill Park
  • High Ashurst (residential)
  • The National Gallery
  • Guildford historical walking tour
  • The Victorian School/Museum
  • Butser Farm
  • University of Surrey

 

Will my child have PSHE lessons?

We have a multi-faceted approach to teaching PSHE:

  • it is taught discretely during planned lessons or circle time sessions;
  • values and key issues are addressed through whole school assemblies;
  • nurture groups and after-school clubs;
  • external organisations provide support and tailored workshops; and
  • now>press>play is used to provide immersive experiences. 

In addition to these strands of PSHE, it is our expectation that teachers reinforce British values and good citizenship consistently through their teaching. This ethos is also reflected in our core expectations: work hard, stay safe, have good manners and be respectful.

Examples of PSHE teaching that has taken place this term:

1. Lessons

  • Citizenship
  • Relationship and sex education for Year 6
  • Transition for Year 6
  • Discrimination

2. Assemblies

  • The election, voting, democracy, the Suffragettes
  • Mini-Governors on bullying and introducing Bully Busters
  • Christian values by the Rev. Rosslyn-Smith
  • “Lessons learned” from sportsmen and women

3. Nurture groups

  • 2x weekly Nurture Groups
  • 1x weekly KS2 Rainbows Club (bereavement and loss)
  • 1x weekly KS1 Rainbows Club (bereavement and loss)

4. External support

  • Transition groups for vulnerable Year 6 children
  • Fulham FC Health Champions programme for Years 5 and 6 (8 weeks)
  • Challengers, a charity for disabled children and young people (assembly + fundraising)

5. Now Press Play experiences

  • Bullying
  • Transition
  • Recycling