Curriculum

Withinfields Primary School bases its curriculum on the National Curriculum 2014 for Years 1 to 6 and, for Reception and Nursery, the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage.  

Our Y1 to Y6 curriculum is centred around subject focused topics which may last for 1, 2 or 3 weeks.  They incorporate an in depth study or development of skills in a subject and children work on this most afternoons in the week.  In some lessons, they cover work in the discrete subjects of French (KS2 only), Computing, PE and PSCHE.  

Our EYFS curriculum is centred around longer topics which develop as the half term progresses to follow the interests of the children.  The topics in EYFS cover a range of areas of learning.

The topics during the year involve a number of enrichment opportunities which may be a visitor, a trip, a special event etc.  Each half term, a number of classes demonstrate their learning to parents. carers and other visitors during our 'Demonstration of Learning' assemblies. 

Our Phonics, Early Reading and Early Writing is delivered through a programme called Read, Write Inc.  Once children have progressed beyond Read, Write Inc, they receive Reading sessions during English lessons or in small group Guided Reading sessions.  The school also utilises the Read, Write Inc Spelling Programme in Y2, 3 and 4.    

All children have an English session every day which focuses on developing children's understanding of different text types and gives opportunities for children to produce pieces of extended writing while also learning about grammatical structures and rules.

Children are also taught Mathematics every day.  All children are given opportunities to develop fluency in mathematics while also developing the skills to solve problems, reason and explain their mathematics.

Further information about the curriculum for each stage within school can be found in the Key Stages section or the contact details can be used to ask further questions.