The Foundation Stage curriculum is taught during the Reception year. There are seven main areas of learning and development. All are equally important and interlinked.
The three Prime areas are: Communication and Language, Physical development, Personal, social and emotional development.
There are also four specific areas through which the three prime areas are strenghened and applied: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive Arts and Design.
Long Term Plans:
Children are taught the National Curriculum (September 2014) Programmes of Study, through years 1 - 6. Emphasis here is on basic skills development in English and Mathematics. Here at Woodlands learning is exciting and in a meaningful context for the children. Where ever possible learning is linked to become cross curricular and is taught through the topic/project approach. Where this is not achieveable subjects are taught discretely.
Click on the web page address to access the New National Curriculum https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum
Throughout the year we have started to develop our two chosen curriculum drivers; Enterprise and Learning Outside the Classroom. These will be embedded in the academic year of 2016-17.
Within each of the four classes the teachers have developed creative curriculum projects which are cross curricular and of interest to our pupils at Woodlands.
Curriculum queries: If you would like to obtain further information about the curriculum please email the Headteacher (Head@woodlands.bradford.sch.uk), who will pass on your query to the appropriate subject leader, this will then be followed through as swiftly as possible.
Curriculum complaints can be made through a formal complaints procedure in accordance with section 23 of the Education Reform Act. Parents should, initially, see the Head Teacher, where appropriate documents can then be obtained.