The pupils at Woodlands Nursery and Infant School enjoy rich and varied learning experiences. We follow the National Curriculum for Years 1 and 2. The Children in Nursery and Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
We work on a two-year rolling cycle of topics which allows the children to cover all necessary objectives over the two years they are in EYFS and Key stage one.
We aim for high standards in speaking, listening, reading, writing, mathematics and Computing to ensure that our pupils are equipped with the vital skills necessary to succeed in life.
At the heart of our curriculum are the key skills of English (as a spoken language, read and written) and Mathematics. We teach most of our other subjects (where practical) through themed topic and project work, which teachers plan purposefully to link subjects together, thus helping to join up children's learning.
The National Curriculum is divided into subjects, each has its own Programme of Study (English, Maths and Science) or Purpose of Study (all other subjects.) These are split into Years 1 and 2 Each Programme/Purpose of Study has specific Aims and Attainment Targets to be met by the end of a child's time in that year.
Our school curriculum is planned to be exciting, broad and balanced. It provides children with experiences and opportunities that are practical and allow them to embed their learning.
At Woodlands Infant and Nursery School we follow the EYFS curriculum. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. To find out more, CLICK HERE.
In Key Stage One (Years One and Two), we follow the National Curriculum. This is a common programme of study for schools that is designed to ensure nationwide uniformity of content and standards in education. For more information, CLICK HERE.
THEMES, TOPICS AND PROJECT WORK
Each class has a theme or topic running per term or half term. This could be linked to a specific subject eg "Vehicles" or a particular project such as "The Seaside" or "Ourselves". We choose these to match the Curriculum for that age group or because there is an exciting or interesting local connection we want to explore. We hold termly WOW days to launch the new theme and inspire the children. As many links are made between lessons as possible and where practical off site trips or visiting experts are involved to enrich learning. Each term class teachers will send out a detailed planning map explaining the subject areas being studied so families know in advance what their child will be learning about.