Curriculum, Learning and Recources for parents

The Welton Curriculum follows the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum whilst incorporating the topics and themes that interest and inspire children in learning. To ensure a whole school cohesion to curriculum learning, teachers work closely together to ensure progression and skills in all subject areas. Indeed, the teachers would be very happy to talk more about the curriculum your child follows throughout the year, so please feel free to make contact as necessary.

To ensure a whole school cohesion to curriculum learning, teachers work closely together to ensure progression and skills in all subject areas. CLICK HERE to read our curriculum statement

If you wish to find out more about our curriculum, please email office@weltonprimaryschool.co.uk

Current topics at Welton:

Please see class blogs on the homepage to view up to date topic information for each year group. We are also making use of Google Classroom as part of our online curriculum provision.

MATHS: 

We follow the White Rose scheme for Maths which follows the mastery approach to learning. White Rose  develops a culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in Maths. Mathematical learning is built through practical  concrete resources and pictorial representations. The curriculum progression document below shows how the curriculum is covered in each year group. You can find out more about this approach in our calculation policy below.

Maths curriculum progession document here

Calculation policy here

ENGLISH:

  • Reading and Phonics:

    CLICK HERE to view slides from the parent information session held October 2021.

    CLICK HERE to view the Phase 2-5 Tricky Words list.

    CLICK HERE to view the Phase 2-5 Sound Mat poster.

    CLICK HERE to view the 68 Welton Phase 2-5 phonic flashcards for use at home.

    Phonics and early reading are taught through the Letters and Sounds programme. For more information on our approach to phonics and reading throughout the school please see our policies below.

    Reading policy document here

    Phonics policy document here

    Reading progession document here

  • Writing

    Our writing curriculum is taught through a variety of topics and genres to stimulate interest and give purpose to writing. We introduce cursive letter formation from the start of reception and develop a joined handwriting style through Year 1 and 2. For more information on our writing curriculum please see the writing policies and curriculum progression documents below. 

    Writing policy here

    Handwriting policy here

    Writing progression document here

SCIENCE:

We develop scientific knowledge and thinking through a range of topics. Our science curriculum progression document can be found below.

Science progression document here

RE: We follow the agreed syllabus for BANES schools 'Awareness, Mystery and Value' Click here

OTHER SUBJECTS: We build on learning from year to year, ensuring children learn key concepts within each subject area that are revisited throughout their learning journey at Welton. Our whole school curriculum overview is here.

Marking at Welton

At Welton we believe that pupils deserve good quality feedback to their work. This may take the form of a verbal comment or simple tick however our clear marking code used across the whole school ensures a common process to effective marking. Essentially, 'Got it Green' coloured marking will clearly show that a piece of work has been done well, particularly in light of the learning objective for that lesson. 'Practice it Pink' will highlight what could be done to improve the work. This will often be accompanied with a question to answer. We also encourage our pupils to write comments to the teacher. We find this a valuable way to identify strengths and weaknesses in learning as the children honestly consider and assess their achievements. The children can also write a comment if they found a challenge too tricky, or would like some extra help. A copy of our marking policy can be found here.

Homework

Homework is an essential aspect of learning as children continue through the school. To get everything working well rests with three key people: The teacher, The child, The parent/carer. The single most important ingredient of success at school rests on the power of these three to work together well. If any is missing, learning will be less effective. Our school Homework Policy can be found under the 'Policies' tab or click here.