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We are currently reviewing our curriculum below. If you would like more information about changes please contact school or come along to one of the termly parent meetings.

The Foundation Stage Curriculum
There are seven areas of learning and development. All are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas are the PRIME areas of learning:

• Communication and Language Development.
• Physical Development.
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

The additional four specific areas of learning through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied are:

• Literacy - including reading and writing.
• Mathematics.
• Understanding the World - including early history, geography, IT and RE.
• Expressive Arts and Design - including early music, art, drama, dance and design technology.

All seven areas are enabled throughout the Foundation Stage both indoors and outdoors.

Emphasis is placed on speaking and listening within all aspects of the curriculum to enable the children to develop communication skills. For example, in EYFS staff ensure that key worker time focuses on speaking and listening and key vocabulary through stories, songs, etc.  Talk Partners is a feature of all lessons across school. Speaking and listening is also developed through discrete programmes such as:

LEAP (Language Enrichment Activity Programme)

VIP (Vocabulary Improvement Programme)

The KS1 Curriculum
There are 4 core subjects English, maths, science and computing. Alongside these, children are also taught  geography, history, DT, music, art, PE and PSHE. When everything is combined the children are taught through a broad and balanced curriculum.

Our ‘daily diet’ for Wincobank children includes:

* Having fun whilst learning.
* Opportunities for speaking and listening - especially talking to a partner or within a group.
* Phonics (see separate Phonics information below)
* Reading - something new and something familiar.
* Opportunities for writing.
* Opportunity to develop mathematical knowledge and understanding.
* Problem solving and making connections.
* Taking some exercise.
* Experiencing ‘story’.
* Music - either to hear, create or contribute to.
* Asking and answering questions.
* Working with others and as an individual.
* Time to think and reflect.
* Play.
* Group bespoke teaching.


This daily diet is weaved through literacy, numeracy, and thematic study.

Over the course of the week, children will also experience discrete teaching in physical development and IT.

RE is mainly in lessons and on special themed days.