At Weldon we offer a well-rounded, well planned and progressive curriculum.
Please refer to our Curriculum Intent below. This should be read alongside our Maths (+EYFS Maths) Intents, our Reading Intent and our EYFS Intent.
Also below are details of each year's long term plan, highlighting subjects and content taught over each year.
For details of each individual term's content, refer to the Curriculum News for each year group below and on each class page.
At Weldon, we use one synthetic phonics programme from YR to Y2: We use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds to teach phonics and graphic knowledge (common exception words and tricky words). We supplement this scheme with relevant materials that match the sets and phases and have fidelity to Little Wandle.
Using this programme, we are confident that: - grapheme/phoneme (letter/sound) correspondences are taught in a clearly defined, incremental sequence; - we introduce children very early on to a defined initial group of consonants and vowels, enabling them to read and spell as soon as possible many simple CVC words; - children are taught the highly important skill of blending phonemes, in order, all through a word to read it; - children are taught to apply the skills of segmenting words into their constituent phonemes to spell; blending and segmenting are reversible processes. - Multi-sensory activities used are interesting and engaging but firmly focused on intensifying the learning associated with its phonic goal.
The programme starts almost immediately children enter Reception, from the second week of starting school.
If you would like any further information about the curriculum our school is following please contact our school office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our website SEND page (under PARENT tab) has full information on how we comply with our duties in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 about making the curriculum accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs.
Printed copies of all website documents can be requested, free of charge, from our school office.