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Wigton Moor

Primary School

Everyone learns and everyone achieves because everyone matters!

Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

Wigton Moor Primary school is proud to offer an ambitious broad and balanced curriculum which strives for excellence for all pupils in all Year groups.  Everyone learns and everyone achieves because everyone matters.  School staff, through the choices they make for pupils, the actions they carry out each day and the processes they follow, aim to promote the following principles across curriculum:

 

Development

We aim to promote: Spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils.

Experiences

We aim to promote: Meaningful, enjoyable and valuable opportunities and experiences for life long memories.

Responsibility

We aim to promote: Personal, local, national and global understanding, empathy, responsibility.

Diversity

We aim to promote: Cultural diversity through an appreciation of the variety of human experience, creativity and achievement found in Leeds, the United Kingdom and beyond.

Cultural Capital

We aim to promote: A shared local and global cultural capital, for a diverse school population

 

The ultimate aim for all pupils, when they leave Wigton Moor Primary School, is that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to be independent, confident and successful learners with high aspirations for themselves and others in the wider world.  We always strive for pupils to articulate themselves using ambitious vocabulary and aim to ensure vocabulary is explicitly taught. We aim to instil pupils with the ability to know how to make a positive contribution to their community and wider society and be ready for them to build on what they have learnt in the next stage of their education.

 

If you would like to find out more about what your child learns at school click in the subject areas below or class pages to find the Long Term Plans.  Long Term plans (LTPs) map out the areas of study across the three terms.  They are subject to change but give an overview of study.  

Overview

The ‘basic’ school curriculum includes the National Curriculum, as well as religious education and sex education.

The National Curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.

Other types of school, like academies and private fee paying schools, don’t have to follow the National Curriculum.

Key stages

The National Curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS).

  • Early years foundation stage (Reception)
  • Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
  • Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)

To find out more about the National Curriculum and it's programmes of study click the link below:

Pupils and Parent Opinion

Every year we seek out pupil and parent views.  The surveys we conduct help us to understand how we can improve our curriculum, teaching and school multiple ways.  We use 'People Gauge' Ltd.  Part of the survey produces a 'wordle'.  The wordles can be seen below.  The bigger the word the more times it was seen as a response. 

The Wordles

2014 Parent Gauge - Our school is...
2015 Student Gauge - I think I am best at...
2015 Student Gauge - Our school is...
2016 Parent Gauge - Our school is...
2017 Student Gauge - Our school is...
2018 Parent Gauge - Our school is...

Reporting to Parents and Carers

Parent teacher consultation meetings will be held as follows:

  • at the end of the first half of the Autumn term to see how your child has settled into the new class;
  • at the end of the first half of the Spring term to check on progress, attitude and behaviour;
  • towards the end of the Summer term for those parents and carers who need to discuss their child’s report with the class teacher.

Visiting Arrangements

We believe that an effective partnership between home and school will give our children the best possible chance of success. This belief is reflected in our arrangements for discussing children’s progress and any concerns or worries teachers, parents and carers may have.

 

On most days teachers will be available to have a very quick word with parents/carers before or after the school day. Should more time be needed, parents or carers are asked to send the teacher an e mail or arrange a mutually convenient time to meet.  The Headteacher is available to see parents and carers at short notice providing she is not seeing anyone else, or in a meeting. Appointments to see the Headteacher or teachers can also be made with the school administration staff. Please note that if you wish to see the Headteacher about something that should be dealt with in the first instance by the class teacher, there is an expectation that parents will see the class teacher first.

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