Curriculum

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What does my child learn at Weyfield Primary Academy?

Our whole-school curriculum focuses on growing and mastering core skills in reading, writing and maths, while providing opportunies to apply learned knowledge through a range of contexts and opportunities. 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 explicitly taught Literacy and Maths knowledge in the morning. They will also have daily sessions in the following:

  • Handwriting
  • Mental Maths
  • Phonics and early reading (Read, Write Inc) 
  • 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. Talk for Writing is utilised across the whole school.

What about the Foundation Subjects?

Knowledge progression is mapped for all subjects, identifying core knoweldge for all and returning to key concepts so children are able to build on existing learning. In September 2019, we introduced a new, bespoke curriculum. It meets the expectation of the National Curriculum, while providing opportunites to facilitate learning in areas that are of particular interest and use to the children of Weyfield. 

Teachers plan lessons around a topic or theme each term and teach Science, the Humanities and Computing 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. We use Big Questions to facilitate deeper knowledge and understanding. A range of opportunties are utilised to broaden horizon and build resilience.

Building the children's cultural capital is at the forefront of all we do. 

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. The REAL PE programme is used throught the school by both our trained Sports Coach and class teachers. Children also participate in the Daily Mile challenge. Our Sports Premium funding is utilised to ensure all children have access to good quality lessons, resources and opportunties.   

Our extensive outdoor grounds include a netball/basketball court, an athletics track and several football pitches aswell as a new oudoor gym area and climbing equipment that facilitates collaborative play. We have two school halls, one of which is equipped with climbing apparatus and both of which can be used for indoor games, dance 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 our Sports Coach.

In line with the National Curriculum, Year 3 pupils go swimming 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 physical activity, 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 linked to their topics and these have included:

  • River WeyMaple Watts 18 030
  • West Witterings
  • Fruit Farm
  • Billinghurst Aviation Centre
  • High Ashurst (residential)
  • The Watts Galery
  • Guildford historical walking tour
  • The Victorian School/Museum
  • 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;

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 school rules (the 3 bees): Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Safe.

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 and ELSA groups

  • Nurture Groups for Y1/2 and Y3
  • ELSA is available for all children and identified using QSDs

4. External support

  • Transition groups for vulnerable Year 6 children
  • Fulham FC Health Champions programme for Years 5 and 6 (8 weeks)