Curriculum organisation & timetable

In EYFS
We follow the EYFS national framework. We have daily group phonic, English and maths teaching, we also have continuous free flow practising the knowledge and skills from the teaching input.

In Key Stage One
We have daily reading, phonics, writing and maths lessons. We build the other subjects in to the timetable to build up a sequence of learning, sometimes linked to our reading.

In Key Stage Two
We have daily reading, writing and mathematics lessons. All other subjects are taught on a bi – weekly rota to give us time to deliver more in depth learning

Subject areas:

English
We use Read Write Inc as the foundation for our phonics lessons. We teach reading and writing daily. We teach spelling, grammar, punctuation, and handwriting within the writing journey to build up pails basic skills. We also teach guided reading sessions with class books.
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Maths
We use planning and adapt it for our children from the Maths Hub. Teaching follows the mastery curriculum approach where pupils develop their application of arithmetic skills through variation, problem- solving and reasoning.
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Science
We use HCAT planning based on the national curriculum – teaching in scientific themes.
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Art, Design Technology, History and Geography
We have devised our own plans based on the national curriculum but also linking learning where possible to make it more meaningful and utilising our local resources- again to make learning more meaningful and generate pride and knowledge of our locality.
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Computing
We use HCAT planning which one of our own members devised- going beyond basic computing to include how technology is used in the real world, how to use technology for effect.as well as computational thinking to solve problems and design systems. There is also a strong emphasis on e safety.
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Music
We use Charanga music scheme so we can support non specialist teachers in delivering a high quality music curriculum with an exciting range of music styles.
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PE
We have planned this utilising a wide range of resources and have a wide range of sports so we can capture pupil’s interests in different sports. Swimming is very important to us as we are on the coast.
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PHSCE
We use jigsaw as it provides a comprehensive resource base and covers all the areas comprehensively in the light of the development of relationship education for autumn 2020.
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French
All Key stage two teachers teach French- we use a scheme as the backbone to our planning.
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RE
We teach this using the approved East Riding syllabus.
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‘You have all been amazing. I hope all you teachers are proud of yourselves for the way you have conducted things throughout this pandemic. Proud to say my children are students at Withernsea Primary School’

Parent's comments

‘the teachers explain really well’

Children's comments

‘I love school, its amazing, its like a second home’

Children's comments

‘Leaders have made significant improvements to early years provision. As a result, children
are making a strong start in building their skills in reading, writing and mathematics.’

Ofsted comments

‘The curriculum supports pupils in developing positive attitudes to learning. Leaders have linked activities closely to pupils’ interests and aspirations. This has been particularly successful in engaging boys.’

Ofsted comments

‘Teaching is improving. Teachers are successful in keeping pupils on task. They offer pupils activities which catch their imagination and motivate them to do well.’

Ofsted comments

‘its really fun, it makes learning fun’

Children's comments

‘Leaders, including governors, understand the strengths and weaknesses of the school’s work.
They take decisive action to secure improvement. Consequently, the gaps in the progress made by different groups of pupils are diminishing.’

Ofsted comments

‘Pupils behave well in the classroom and around the school. Teachers support pupils with
identified behaviour difficulties well.’

Ofsted comments

‘Pupils who are experiencing significant turbulence in their lives are well supported. As a result, they stay engaged in their learning.’

Ofsted comments

‘Most-able pupils and those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities generally make good progress because teachers match tasks carefully to their needs.’

Ofsted comments

Pupils are making good progress in improving their reading, writing and mathematical skills. Pupils’ progress in key stage 1 is particularly strong. Pupils are developing a range of exciting vocabulary in their writing. Pupils’ handwriting and spelling are weaker.

Ofsted comments

‘thank you for keeping me safe’

Children's comments

‘I would like to say thank you to everyone at Withernsea Primary School for everything you have done…..you have all been amazing’

Parent's comments

‘I love school’ …

Children's comments

‘ I would just like to say what a great help all the teachers and staff at Withernsea Primary School have been to parents/grandparents and carers during these very strange last months. Thank you’

Parent's comments

‘I love school, its a good place to learn’…

Children's comments