Simply put our curriculum is designed to allow all our children to make purposeful links between subjects and concepts to systematically build knowledge and skills so that they can know, remember and do more in order to make sense of the world and best prepare them for their life ahead.
How we teach our curriculum; how we find out and use how well our pupils are doing; how we continually improve things and how we make the best use of home/school links dictate our approaches and creates our learning culture where there is success for all.
Please visit our year group pages for more curriculum information.
English including phonics
Teaching of reading at KWPS
Our mastery curriculum rejects the idea that a large proportion of people ‘just can’t do maths’ (NCETM 2016). We start the approach in our reception class with NCTEM 'Mastering Number' program and this builds into later years. The approach focuses on the idea that all pupils can achieve depth in their maths learning which can be accomplished by using key principles including:
- representation and structure (effective pedagogies for modelling, concrete-pictorial-abstract approaches, effective use of manipulatives and transition between them)
- coherence (curriculum design, progression of objectives, sequencing learning, small steps, contextualising learning between different areas of mathematics)
- mathematical thinking (effective questioning, identifying patterns and relationships, deep understanding through reasoning and problem solving, supporting children to achieve
deeper learning where appropriate)
- variation (progression through representations using conceptual variation, progression through questioning using procedural variation)
- fluency (efficiency, accuracy, flexibility, developing unconscious competence)
These elements of effective mathematics teaching are supported in both the National Curriculum and the Ofsted Inspection Framework.
The approach provides teachers with comprehensive planning materials for each lesson including teaching resources, detailed planning guidance and children’s task sheets, including deeper learning tasks to challenge more able mathematicians.