At Weston St Mary CE Primary School, we provide our children with the knowledge and skills they need in order to succeed within an ever-changing society, helping them to know and remember more. As well as enabling them to develop a depth of knowledge across a range of subjects, we look to nurture within them the ability to think critically, questioning the views of others and building, evidencing and articulating their own.
By teaching our children to read with fluency, understanding and enthusiasm, we enable them to further their knowledge in areas of their own interest, as well as deepening their understanding of what they have learnt within lessons. We understand that stories in particular play a key role in developing philosophically thinking in younger children, by providing them with opportunities to engage with a range of social and moral dilemmas. We therefore look to provide high quality texts to support our curriculum across all ages.
Grounded within a philosophical context though the use of ‘Big Questions’, we aim to empower pupils from all backgrounds and ethnicities, developing within them the tools they need in order to express themselves verbally, in writing and creatively.
We believe that social, moral, spiritual and cultural development enables our pupils to become confident, independent learners. By adopting a holistic approach to our children’s development, we look to enable them to have a positive impact as citizens of our local, national and global communities.
We use the following schemes of work to support teaching and learning:
- Phonics: In EYFS and KS1, we use Read Write Inc scheme to develop our phonics.
- Spelling: From Year 2 onwards, we use Read Write Inc Spelling.
- Grammar: From Year 2 onwards, we use Nelson Grammar. For Year 1 pupils, Grammar is taught through Read Write Inc 'Get Writing!’
- Maths: Both Key Stage 1 and 2 planning is supported by the use of White Rose.
- Religious Education is taught accordance with the Lincolnshire Locally Agreed Syllabus for RE (2018)
Geography, History, Art and DT are taught through our philosophy-based Connections Curriculum.