The Curriculum at Willingham School
Our aim is to provide a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum which will engage all children. Wherever possible, we teach through a topic based approach, which enables children to make links between different areas of learning and life in modern Britain.
An extremely valuable part of this approach is making links with the world outside school. Topics are brought alive by visits to different places so children can see and experience first-hand what they are learning about. We are also proactive in inviting visitors into to our school, who can talk to the children about their experiences, share their knowledge and bring in artefacts.
We focus particularly on enabling children to make excellent progress in reading, writing and maths. A priority for the whole school this year is writing, particularly encouraging more reluctant children to enjoy writing. Lessons are planned to give children opportunities to write about subjects that particularly interest them and in ways they are more likely to engage in. All writing is done in one book which demonstrates to the children that standards of writing should be the same, irrespective of which lesson or which time of day it is done in. Literacy lessons links to the topic being taught wherever possible to ensure increased engagement and a deeper understanding.
We provide opportunities for children to become involved in the wider school community. These range from helping to run fundraising events, being part of the School Council, being a member of one of the four House Teams or having other areas of responsibility.
We teach a two year rolling curriculum programme for Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4, and Years 5 and 6.
The school will follow the Local Authority’s prescribed Agreed Syllabus for R.E. and the scheme of work for PSHE.
Children in the Foundation Stage continue to follow the EYFS curriculum 2014.
Our Long Term Curriculum Overviews for each year group can be viewed under the Curriculum Overview tab.
For more information about the new curriculum please click on the following link:
The following are a range of educational sites for your children to use.
The BBC has a wide range of educational sites including Bitesize for revision and advice for parents helping their children at home. Cbeebies is great for younger children. The BBC Schools page is a good place to start.
Topmarks is a fantastic web site for children (and teachers). It has a brilliant selection of Literacy and Numeracy activities for children of all ages.
Crickweb offers 253 free educational interactive teaching resources and activities for Primary/Elementary Schools. 77 free to use fun kids games/activities for kids aged 4 - 11. 165 plus links to free interactive teaching activities, educational games, image and software resources.
Every pupil from Year 3 to 6 has a Sumdog account created for them. It makes learning Maths fun. The more you play, the trickier it gets
Choose from a large selection of phonics based activities. Phonicsplay makes Practising yout phonics fun
Coolmath.games.com seems to be a favourite at the moment. Some nice maths activites including problem solving,
Games, videos, information, cool photos, and more will keep you engaged and learning on this educational site.
A fantastic collection of Myths and Legends fromE2BN. Read or be read to. There are stories for all ages on this brilliant web site.
Interactive Map of Europe.
Test your Geographical knowledge of the countries in Europe. Try and say the country before you hover over it. Let your teacher give you a go on the Interactive Whiteboard. It is a great challenge.
The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. More information on many of our other activities can be found here.
Create stories, games, and animations. Share with others around the world.
With our curriculum changing next year to a much more programming based approach, SCRATCH offers a way in to the world of programming. This is a link to a free download. There are also millions of pre made animations to look at.
Due to popular demand, here is the link for the fractions page which has been used in Numeracy lessons.
Dance Mat Typing - How quickly can you type?
Meet the gang and learn to type.
Make your way through all 12 stages and you can be a top typist.
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