Curriculum

Curriculum Resources

If you would like advice with supporting your child at home please talk to the class teacher for specific suitable resources. Below is a list of good quality websites that support the general curriculum:

Mathletics – Your child will have an individual log in for this website.

http://www.mathletics.co.uk/

Revision BBC KS2 bitesize

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

Read and Write Inc

Read Write Inc CURRICULUM

BBC Skillwise – Words

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words

BBC Skillwise – Numbers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/numbers

Natural History Museum- Kids only

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/kids-only/index.html

Natural History Museum- Nature online

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/index.html

National Geographic Maps

http://www.mywonderfulworld.org/toolsforadventure/index.html

The British Museum:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/learning/schools_and_teachers/web_resources.aspx

Curriculum Statement

Our continual aim is to deliver a curriculum that challenges all pupils in the foundation and core subjects whilst offering more expansive opportunities beyond the existing frontiers of primary practice. We endeavour to foster a positive, life-long attitude to learning so that all children leave Wistaston Academy able to work with others and manage their own learning. Curriculum co-ordinators support class teachers in raising standards in the core and foundation subjects through quality first teaching. Our notion of ‘quality first teaching’ is built on an awareness of how children learn, different learning styles and the ability to use co-operative structures to accelerate learning. It is also informed by the latest research findings in the field of neuroscience which, in turn, supports the delivery of lessons which are ‘mind-friendly’. These strategies will allow all children to make good progress each year and across each key stage.

Teaching and learning for the children in this school is inclusive. It recognises some children have special and specific learning needs requiring extra support from well-qualified teachers and assistants with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy. Sometimes small group or individual work will be available for some pupils through a range of intervention programmes under the guidance of the special needs co-ordinator. However, opportunities for inclusion are pursued rigorously with a clearly differentiated approach to lesson planning and delivery for those with statements and others on the special needs register.

Teaching and learning at Wistaston Academy also recognises that some pupils have extra special abilities and talents beyond the norm for their age. Such pupils are offered curriculum enhancement opportunities through differentiation in lessons, and beyond the normal school day in extra-curricular activities.

The school is particularly concerned to ensure children at significant educational risk have access to an effective curriculum that is designed to help them overcome barriers to learning. Furthermore, the curriculum aims to meet with the broader social and pastoral objectives of our personal, social, health and citizenship scheme of work.

We promote equal opportunities and respect for people of different religions, races and gender. The ongoing work in these areas is developed and monitored by a personal, social, health and citizenship co-ordinator alongside the coordinator for Religious Education.

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Wistaston Academy

Moreton Road
Crewe
Cheshire
CW2 8QS

Company registration number: 08882544
Place of Registration: England

Main Contact: Principal - Ms Linda Davis

Tel: 01270 685666
Fax: 01270 650571
admin@wistastonacademytrust.co.uk

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