At Whitefield we teach a broad and engaging curriculum. We are committed to a quality curriculum, centred on values and core skills for life.
We follow a book based curriculum to share our love of books and our joy of reading. Each half term, every year group studies a book (in younger year groups, this will be a collection of books by the same author or on the same thing). The book that is being studied forms the basis for all subjects and is the driving force for that half term’s topic.
We launched the ‘Read, Write, Inc Phonics’ system of teaching in January 2015. This is because we are committed to a rigorous approach to securing early reading and literacy skills. This scheme ensures rapid progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. It is also used in Key Stage Two for a few children who need a little extra help to catch them up to where they should be. The Read, Write Inc Phonics Scheme is by Ruth Miskin and has time and time again proven results.
In January 2015, we also began using Abacus Maths – this links directly with the new Maths Curriculum. It is progressive and well-resourced and includes many online resources. We really love Maths and want all our child to value the real-life skills that the subject is key to.
Please take some time to click on the link below to look at the long term overview.