Curriculum

 

Within the Small Schools Hub (SSH) of which Winsham is a part, it is our intent for your child/ren to access  an exciting and vibrant curriculum that will support them to become independent, resilient, well rounded learners that have the soft skills necessary to become successful adults capable of taking opportunities beyond their environment. 

 

We do this by (implement) ensuring that we deliver a rich and diverse  curriculum that goes beyond the requirements of the national curriculum.  We organise the curriculum on a rolling programme basis so children encounter different areas of learning throughout their time with us.  We structure our learning using a cyclical approach which allows children to revisit and build upon prior knowledge and skills.  To ensure that we are maximising the opportunities for your child/ren we are able to draw on the experience of the Redstart Learning Partnership subject leads who are able to provide continuous professional learning (CPL) and support for the staff within the SSH.  We also use the strength within the SSH and work with colleagues from Ashill and Hatch Beauchamp  for our own subject leadership.

 

The  outcome (impact) will be an exciting curriculum that meets the needs of your child/ren built upon these 5 key foundations

Subject Knowledge 

Through research and quality professional development, our teachers are experts in the  subjects that they are teaching. Their passion and depth of understanding will ensure that  the children are enthused and inspired by their new found knowledge. Each year of  teaching will build upon the prior learning set down. 

Metacognition 

‘Metacognition’ is the process of thinking about thinking. In all our learning, we provide  children with the metacognitive tools (or ‘thinking’ tools) that they need to organise their  understanding. By engaging with our curriculum, we will teach our children to become  critical and resilient thinkers who are not only confident to ask questions, but who are  informed and articulate enough to ask the right questions.  

Polished Products 

Throughout the curriculum, children’s learning will work towards a purposeful final product.  We believe that there is much learning in the process of evaluating and editing. Carefully  considered feedback from adults enables children to make substantial progress when  planning, developing, honing and producing a finished product.  

Oracy and Vocabulary 

A love of language and effective communication is central to our curriculum. We ensure  that our children speak with enthusiasm from their earliest years and rapidly acquire the skills  that they need to be confident, but considered and considerate orators.  

Experiences 

Providing our children with memorable experiences is key to our curriculum offer.  These can be school based in that all children have the opportunity to take part in Forest School.  We ensure  that learning is supplemented with visits and trips, encounters and adventures  which will equip them with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need for a successful,  happy and productive life.  After school clubs vary each term which include sports, music, creative arts and computing.  As part of the Redstart Learning Partnership we have close links with other Primary schools which allows the children to participate in larger events and experience competition.

We value our links with the community and regularly invite speakers to visit and enrich the children’s learning.  Our values of excellence, courage, collaborative service and compassion are the underpinning moral principles of which our students pride themselves on.

 

If you would like further information about the curriculum please contact the main school office who will be more than happy to help.

Please click on the buttons below for a detailed overview of the curriculum.

 

Curriculum Class Maps:

EYFS / KS1 2021-22 EYFS / KS1 2022-23
EYFS / KS1 2023-24 EYFS / KS1 2024-25
KS2 2021-22 KS2 2022-23
KS2 2023-24 KS2 2024-25

 

Please click on the subjects for the relevant KS1/R Termly Skills / Knowledge document:

Writing Maths Reading Science  
PE RE MFL Geography
DT Art Music History
PSHE Computing    

 

Please click on the subjects for the relevant KS2 Termly Skills / Knowledge document:

English Maths Reading Science  
PE RE MFL Geography
DT Art Music History
PSHE Computing    

 

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