Our Curriculum
Throughout the school the children are taught in mixed ability classes in the care of their own class teacher with the support of the teaching assistants.
The school has a seven class structure. The structure of each class will be reviewed at the end of each year to ensure that the best possible support for pupils is given.
Aut 1 | Aut 2 | Spr 1 | Spr 2 | Sum 1 | Sum 2 | |
Year 1 |
RE -God’s Great Plan Eng - Stories with familiar settings Poetry Recount (diary) Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -Mary, Mother of Jesus Eng - Poetry performance Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Place value and mental calculation Science - |
RE -Families and Celebrations Eng - Fairy stories Language work Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -Following Jesus Eng - Poetry Report Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Science - |
RE -The Resurrection Eng - Fantasy stories Traditional tales / performance Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -Miracles Eng - Poetry Information text Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Science - |
Year 2 |
RE -Chosen People Eng - Stories with familiar settings Poetry Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -Mysteries Eng - Report News reports Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Place value and mental calculation Science - |
RE -The Good News Eng - Traditional tales Language work Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -The Mass Eng - Poetry Explanation Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Science - |
RE -Eastertide Eng - Humorous stories Playscripts Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -The Church is Born Eng - Poetry Information text Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Science - |
Year 3 |
RE -The Christian Family Eng - Explanation Settings Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -Mary Our Mother Eng- Autobiography Poetry Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Place value and mental calculation Science - |
RE -Called to Change Eng - Information/ non-chronological report Language work Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -Eucharist Eng - Fantasy Poetry Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Science - |
RE -Pentecost Eng - Newspaper report Debates Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -Being a Christian Eng - Mystery story Poetry Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Science - |
Year 4 |
RE -Learning about the Bible Eng - Biography Stories from other cultures Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -Trusting in God Eng - Spooky stories Poetry Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Place value and mental calculation Science - |
RE -Jesus the teacher Eng - Journalistic writing Language work Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -Jesus the saviour Eng - Fantasy Poetry Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Science - |
RE -The Mission of the Church Eng - Non-chronological report Science fiction Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -Belonging to the Church Eng - Multi-media information text Poetry Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Science - |
Year 5 |
RE -Gifts from God Eng - Multi-media information text Poetry Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -The Ten Commandments Eng- Chronological Report Rap performance Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Place value and mental calculation Science - |
RE -Inspirational People Eng - Poetry Stories from other cultures Maths- Place value and mental calculation AB Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -Reconciliation Eng- Language work Persuasive text Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Science - |
RE -Life in the Risen Lord Eng - Poetry Myths Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -Other Faiths Eng - Handbook Persuasion Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Science - |
Year 6 |
RE -The Kingdom of God Eng - Poetry Narrative technique Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -Justice Eng - Non-chronological report Debate Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Place value and mental calculation Science - |
RE -Jesus, Son of God Eng - Poetry Anthology - variety of genres Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -Jesus, the Bread of Life Eng - Language work Information/ report Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Science - |
RE -The Work of the Apostles Eng - Variety of genres Graphic novel Maths- Place value and mental calculation Geometry Written Calculations and Algebra Science - |
RE -Called to Serve & Other Faiths (Islam) Eng - News article Plays Maths- Written Calculations and Algebra Fractions Measurement and Statistics Science - |
In line with the National Curriculum, pupils are taught subjects which are placed in the following categories.
Core
English, Maths, Science, RE, Computing.
Foundation
The Foundation subjects are:
History, Geography, Music, Science, PE, Computing, Art & Design and Technology.
As of 2014 the new National Curriculum is fully in place. A Modern Foreign Language is statutory and St. William’s will be teaching French to all children.
These subjects have their own programmes of study and methods of assessment and recording children’s work have been developed. Whenever possible cross-curricular approaches are encouraged.
Personal, Social and Health Education and Computing are incorporated into all areas of the curriculum.
Infant children are taught within the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 framework.
Children in Reception will be taught within the Early Years Framework.
At the end of Year 2 and Year 6 pupils are subject to the National Standard Assessment Tests (SATs). Parents will be informed of the procedures and results at the appropriate times.
To find out more about the curriculum at St William's, please see any of the teaching staff.
Numeracy
In St Williams we are working to ensure that our children can not only use the four basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, but can also use them in a range of different contexts. We ask the children to not only learn a method but also how to apply that method as well.
Below are copies of our calculations policy documents which show you how we teach the 4 basic operations in school. It would be great if they can practise these at home with you!
Addition calc policy parents.doc
Subtraction calc policy parents.doc
The children enjoy the themes that they are learning about and it allows them to make cross-curricular links with the other subjects. We encouage the children to use their reading, writing and maths in the other areas of learning whilst making the learning interesting and fun!
Literacy
Phonics
The scheme we use in school to teach phonics is, at present, Ruth Miskin Literacy (RML).
Reading
At St Williams we enjoy reading and understand how important it is to ensure that we can read fluently and decode difficult words. We also know that it is about understanding the text so we spend time asking and answering questions about events in the stories, poems, newspaper reports, non-fiction books and many more types text.
We use a scheme of work called Read, Write Inc which supports the children with their phonics, reading, writing and spelling skills. It also encourages the children to work together and help each other as they take it in turns to be the teacher.
Writing
Writing is a very important part of our curriculum. The children are encouraged to write in all areas of the curriculum and this is supported by the literacy and the phonics. We encourage the children to use a range of different writing styles and we have some very creative children in our school!