Curriculum

The School teaches the National Curriculum, and operates three phases. These are the Early Years Foundation Stage (ages 3-5).  Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11). Further information about the National Curriculum may be found at https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum.

In 2013 the previous coalition government announced plans to overhaul the National Curriculum. For most children, these changes took effect from September 2014. Although the new curriculum is intended to be more challenging, the content is actually slimmer than the current curriculum, focusing on essential core subject knowledge and skills such as essay writing and computer programming.

Parents are recommended to have a look at the following document, which provides guidance on your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage, and has been produced by 4Children, supported by the Department for Education.

The scheme of work we use for phonics is ‘Letters and Sounds’.

Reception Parents are invited to a presentation that describes our phonics teaching in Reception at West Wimbledon Primary School. Similarly Year 1 Parents were invited to a presentation screening on how phonics are being taught in the year group. The presentations are available below.

Parents are encouraged to read regularly with their children. Information on how best you can help develop their reading skills can be found below.

As you may know, there have been a number of changes in the way in which we teach English and the expectations for each year group. We have produced a set of documents showing the key writing objectives for each year group. These documents set out the key concepts that a child should be secure in by the end of the academic year. If you have any questions about these objectives please do speak to your child’s teacher.

As you may know, there have been a number of changes in the way in which we teach Mathematics and the expectations for each year group.  We have produced a set of documents showing the key objectives for each year group. These documents set out the key concepts that a child should be secure in by the end of the academic year. If you have any questions about these objectives please do speak to your child’s teacher.

Each year information for the Key Stage 1 and Year 6 SATs is presented to parents. New information is released each year which we will keep parents informed of. In the meantime, information relating to the teaching and assessment of the primary curriculum at  Key Stage 1 may be found here. Similar information, relevant to Key Stage 2 is provided here.

Below, please find the creative curriculum for each class in Treetops: