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Our vision is to ‘Lay the Foundations for Life’ and ensure our children have developed skills for life. The EYFS/ National Curriculum provide the core material and expectations with regards to the children’s education and equality of opportunity.
In addition to this, we personalise our curriculum in response to our unique circumstances. For example, at Stockton Wood we have enhanced our curriculum with projects that promote communication skills and oracy; financial management skills (Life Savers) and Restorative Practice.
Our EYFS curriculum, planned core curriculum, creative curriculum framework and other aspects of provision within Stockton Wood embrace a set of drivers/strands that we have identified.
Facilitate learning and the breaking down of barriers to learning
Promote global awareness/ community cohesion (experience/enrichment/possibilities)
Create opportunity to develop talents/widen experiences
Secure essential skills of literacy and numeracy through cross curricular application
Promote and enhance curriculum through outdoor learning
Our Creative Curriculum, click on the year group tabs below.
We provide a wide range of enrichment opportunities for all children, which enrich the creative curriculum and the provision of cultural capital within the curriculum.
Geography is taught through our topic based creative curriculum and through continuous provision. Our planned curriculum aims to develop:
- Locational knowledge
- Place knowledge
- Human and physical geography
- Geographical skills and fieldwork
History is taught through our topic based curriculum and through continuous provision. Our planned curriculum aims to develop:
- Chronological understanding
- Knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past
- Historical interpretation
- Historical enquiry
- Organisation and communication
The Arts and ‘ArtsMark’
Our mission statement is “Laying the Foundations for Life” so we provide opportunities for children to access ‘Arts’ and culture which they may not otherwise experience. Central to our provision is the importance of broadening pupils’ opportunities and experiences offering a range of Arts and culture to enjoy, inspire and engage children.
Through our curriculum, we aim to provide the children with a variety of opportunities to experiment with different media and techniques, in 2 and 3 dimensions, and to promote an awareness and enjoyment of art work from different cultures.
Children produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. They develop skills in drawing, painting,sculpture as well as other art, craft and design techniques.
Our school is taking on the ‘Cultural Education Challenge’ through the ‘ArtsMark’. This means our learning journey will take us to places where we can create, compose, perform, visit, experience, participate, know, understand and review and together we will help each other to be creative, courageous and curious! (Curious Minds 2018)
At Stockton Wood Primary School, we strive to provide a high-quality science education that develops children’s understanding of the world whilst exploring biology, chemistry and physics in practical and engaging ways. Therefore, securing the skills and knowledge necessary for our pupils to participate in and contribute to a technological society.
We encourage our children to develop a sense of curiosity and wonder about the world around them through asking questions, investigating and solving problems about a wide range of relevant topics. This builds on their natural curiosity and allows any misconceptions to be addressed through quality teaching and learning.
Our aim is to provide the children with the opportunity to complete relevant investigations that engage them with their learning and further their understanding. They will progressively develop their working scientifically skills through different forms of enquiry such as:
- comparative / fair testing
- observation over time
- pattern seeking
- grouping and classifying.
Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)
Our commitment to science teaching and learning at Stockton Wood has been recognised through the Award of the Silver Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) in 2018. The Quality Mark supports our ongoing evaluation of the teaching and learning of science in our school. This year our Quality Mark will be reassessed as we aim to demonstrate excellence in Science once again, showing that children are engaged with great science both in and outside of the classroom, they are developing positive attitudes towards science and are securing understanding and skills.
At Stockton Wood Primary School, we use the National Curriculum, Talk for Writing framework and SIL English planning framework as tools to support planning and delivery of the English Curriculum. Below is additional information about English lessons in our school. We are extremely proud of our Liverpool Reading Quality Mark which recognises our commitment to promote reading for pleasure, excellent practice and provision for our children.
Liverpool School Improvement English Curriculum
Liverpool School Improvement Spelling Toolkit
Y1 progression English
Y2 progression English
At Stockton Wood Primary School, we use the National Curriculum and Liverpool School Improvement Plans to support planning and delivery of the Mathematics Curriculum. Below is additional information about Mathematics in our school. We are extremely proud of our Liverpool Counts Quality Mark, recognising our commitment to promote numeracy skills, excellent practice and provision for our children.
Click on the PE Curriculum Map which indicates the sport and skills the children will be developing each term. In addition to this, the children take part in weekly Fitness and Agility sessions. We currently hold the School Games Quality Mark at silver standard affirming our commitment to provide quality PE for all children and a broad experience of sports and competitive activities. For information regarding Sports Premium Funding, please go to our Key Information page.
We are an inclusive school and we are determined to meet the wide ranging needs of all our pupils and ensure all children receive a broad and balanced curriculum. Our policies and procedures for SEND demonstrate how we achieve this.
Religious Education (RE)
We aim to achieve high quality RE for all pupils. RE teaching provides pupils with a systematic knowledge and understanding about Christianity, principal religions and other world religions so they can engage in life in an increasingly diverse society.
Our curriculum will promote tolerance and community cohesion through experience and a growing knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths. (British Values)
The Liverpool RE scheme is followed from Reception to Year 6 as agreed by Liverpool Local Authority to support the teaching of RE in our school and our ‘Visits and Visitors’ programme enhance our curriculum with first hand experiences.
‘Laying the Foundations for Life’ is at the heart of our ethos at Stockton Wood, our Relationships and Health Education ensures our children grow up healthy, happy, safe, and able to manage the challenges and
opportunities of modern Britain.
Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online.
Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age-appropriate way, your child’s school will cover how to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect.
Health Education aims to give your child the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and well being, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.
Our PSHE curriculum and Sex and Relationships curriculum sets out how to fulfil these aims.
Parents will be consulted with regards to our curriculum and parents have the right to withdraw their child from sex education and should contact school if this is the case to discuss this with the head teacher.
At Stockton Wood Primary School PSHE aims to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the school and local community.
The themes are:
- developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities;
- preparing to play an active role as citizens;
- developing a healthy, safer lifestyle;
- developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people.
Stockton Wood uses the Health and Well-being Award audit tool to evaluate intent, implementation and impact of the PSHE curriculum.
Restorative Practice at Stockton Wood Primary School
We are learning to use restorative practice to build relationships within our school community and beyond.