At St Wulstan’s we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum where all subjects are valued and one which inspires a life-long love of learning. We believe in providing an environment where all groups of children are able to learn, discover and investigate across a variety of subject areas to become independent, imaginative and resilient problem solvers. We ensure that all children have access to this challenging and exciting curriculum regardless of background, ability or need.
We have designed a curriculum that is exciting and fun and promotes children’s interest. Our curriculum engages children’s imagination and curiosity, so they are naturally wanting to investigate and discover more. We provide opportunities for all children to build resilience and perseverance with the learning challenges we give them. Each half term, the curriculum theme is driven by a common subject driver across the school, taking in to account national celebration days, British Values, Catholic Social Teaching and the CSPP Virtues and Values. Each subject area has been carefully mapped out across all learning stages in order to provide opportunities for skills and knowledge to be taught, and revisited, to help children to ‘know more and remember more’.
We will provide our children with opportunities to discover, investigate and experience learning in a variety of forms from off site visits to in school visits from experts in their field to specialist curriculum days where we focus on one particular area. This is all interconnected with our half termly themes to ensure learning is purposeful and meaningful. Children will begin each theme with a memorable experience and will finish with an opportunity for children to reflect on and evaluate their learning in a presentation to parents, their peers or the local community.
Children in Reception Class and Years 1 and 2 are taught phonics and spellings every day using the Read, Write Inc. scheme. The reading scheme used across Early Years, as well as Key Stages 1 and 2 is The Oxford Reading Tree.
Whole School Overview 2022 2023
Please click on the link below to see our yearly overview for the curriculum at St Wulstan's, how it is implemented and what impact we intend it to have.
Each half term, teachers create a Medium Term Overview document that details what the topic will be for that half term and the main subject driver alongside which subjects and which objectives within those subjects will be covered. How each topic links to our CSPP Virtues and Values, British Values and Catholic Social Teaching is also included as well as details on enrichment opportunities and class texts. Staff also create and send home a parent newsletter that provides a summary of the Medium Term Overview and also includes a range of home learning activities that children can choose to undertake during the topic. Please click on the documents below to view our Medium Term Overviews. Parent newsletters can be found on our class pages here: St Wulstan's - Our Classes (sch.life)
EYFS Curriculum Mapping 2022 2023
Autumn 1 - We Are Geographers: Celebrating God's Creation
Autumn 2 - We are Citizens: Stewards of Our World
RE Long Term Planning