From September 2014 we are following the new National Curriculum. A copy of which can be found here.
In the 2014 to 2015 academic year, pupils in years 2 and 6 will be taught the pre-2014 programmes of study in English, mathematics and science as these pupils will sit the current key stage 1 and 2 tests respectively, is in line with DfE advice.
New national tests will be available from 2016 which test the September 2014 new National Curriculum.
At Wybunbury Delves, literacy is at the centre of our curriculum.
Children are given many rich and varied opportunities to read, write, speak, listen and perform with confidence and enjoyment to the best of their ability, presenting work to a high standard which they can be proud of.
All children are encouraged to become fluent writers, who are able to express their feelings and opinions creatively in a variety of genre both fiction and non-fiction. Every opportunity is given for the children to write for a specific audience and purpose.
A love of reading is promoted through our high quality class stories chosen to engage the children and lead our Study work. Reading is enhanced through the use of our school library and story readers as well as events such as Book Fairs and visiting authors/poets.
We aim that all children become confident speakers who are able to listen to and respect the opinions and thoughts of others.
Numeracy lessons are planned from the National Curriculum and incorporate a mixture of practical experiences, problem solving and formal written work. Strategies for mental calculation are at the heart of our children's mathematical development and provide the foundation stone for secure mathematical knowledge. By linking our mathematical studies to everyday situations, wherever possible, the children increase their understanding of the subject, skills to solve problems and knowledge in all areas of mathematics.
In Key Stage 1 Science is linked to Study Work. Children learn through watching nature and lots of 'hands-on' investigations, often involving educational visits and visitors. In Key Stage 2 Science continues to be linked to Study Work but is sometimes taught in separate units of work. Children are taught to use scientific vocabulary and scientific methods, involving prediction and fair testing. They are taught to use equipment appropriately.
ICT is integrated across the curriculum in varied ways so that children understand its applications in learning. Pupils are taught IT skills through using software, internet and devices. E-Safety is an important feature of every unit of work in Computing.
Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Cheshire Diocesan and Cheshire East Guidance to Religious Education. Christianity is studied alongside other faiths.