At Welton CE Academy each child is taught a broad and rich curriculum, which is appropriate to their abilities.
We teach the National Curriculum at Foundation Stages, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Pupils are taught in all subjects in mixed age classes. This ensures that all children experience a wide range of experiences appropriate to their age and ability. At Welton we want everyone to have fun as they learn and so we teach a curriculum which is both challenging and enjoyable.
We use the ‘White Rose’ Maths scheme supplemented with activities and investigations appropriate for the needs of the children in the class. This scheme enables us to ensure that the basic skills of calculation and number are embedded early on and covers all aspects of the Maths Curriculum.
Reading and Phonics are taught using Read Write Inc. - a phonics, reading and writing programme, from Reception onwards and we also use Oxford Reading Tree and Oxford Treetops. Pupils read a wide range, including classics and contemporary fiction, and non-fiction based on the DRET Recommended Book List.
Overarching the curriculum are a series of termly themes in each class. These enable us to make links throughout the different subject areas and across classes. We aim to link enrichment opportunities with the academic areas whenever possible in the form of trips, visitors to school, focus days and Activity weeks. Our Activity weeks give us the opportunity for the whole school to work together on a particular subject area, examples are Maths Week and English Week. For full information about what we will be studying this academic year, please download the Curriculum Plan for each class to the left-hand side of the page.
As well as the academic curriculum, pupils take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. It is our belief that education is not just about academic scores, but also making sure each pupil is a caring, well-rounded individual who is ready for their next step in education.
For further information about the curriculum followed at Welton CE Academy please contact us.
David Ross Education Trust and British Values:
The Trust is very supportive of the ethos of promoting British Values, and preparing our pupils for success in a modern Britain. A heavy reliance is placed upon broadening horizons for each and every child and this includes developing the core skills of tolerance, respect, teamwork, resilience and building self esteem. These are all values and qualities that we feel are relevant in order to play a full and meaningful role in society, and are promoted via our extensive house system that lends itself to cultural and sporting competition, democratic principles, social mixing, the development of greater pastoral care and enhanced PSHE.
For more information about British Values at this academy please download the document on the left.