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Wessex Gardens Primary & Nursery School

Wessex Gardens Primary & Nursery School

KS1 & KS2 Curriculum

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 -2)  

and  

Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6)

All our pupils in KS1 and KS2 have access to the full  National Curriculum, differentiated to take into account individual learning needs.
 
We organise learning into Topics as part of our creative curriculum approach, designed to make learning stimulating, relevant and exciting for all. We support  the emersion into topics and a greater depth of understanding  through the use of high quality fiction and non-fiction texts and a cross-curricular approach to learning.

At Wessex Gardens we have a great focus on the explicit teaching of learning skills in addition to the content of the curriculum, so that our pupils may grow to become confident, independent learners with many transferrable skills.

Specialist staff teach PE, dance, music and drama (at KS2) and we also benefit from specialist teaching in swimming.

Teachers regularly assess and discuss progress with pupils in all subject areas, with a particular focus on English and Maths. We hold three parent consultation evenings each year to discuss progress and achievements, and provide a written report at the end of the academic year.  However the most important aspect of our communication is our Open Door ethos. This ensures that staff and parents are in constant contact and can act quickly should any issues arise.  

Assessments take the form of both formative daily assessment, where pupils are given oral or written feedback in a timely fashion, and also the more formal, summative assessments such as non-statutory national curriculum tests.  Assessments and feedback are used to inform further teaching and learning and to allow children to reflect on their successes and next steps. 

Above all, we are committed to providing our pupils at Wessex Gardens with a learning experience which stimulates and inspires them whilst preparing them for life outside school. We aim to develop pupils as true lifelong learners, hungry for knowledge and understanding and able to transfer their learning skills into a wide range of areas.

For more information about how to help your child with their learning please visit the ‘Year Pages’ section of the website.