Wellesley Park Curriculum
Wellesley Park Primary School offers a broad and balanced curriculum. As well as teaching key skills in English and Maths, the pupils are encouraged to tackle problems and work independently in all subjects. All National Curriculum subjects are taught, including French in Key Stage 2. In addition, we offer Forest school sessions for our pupils.
Maths and English are taught explicitly on a daily basis, but children have opportunities to apply the skills of reading, writing and Maths to a range of different subjects which ensures they experience a cross-curricular approach to learning. R.E, P.E and French are also taught separately, but when there are relevant links to a theme these will be made.
At Wellesley Park we teach children to read and write using phonics. Phonics teaches children to read and spell by linking sounds and the symbols that represent them. We follow the phonics scheme 'Letters and Sounds'. This is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education in 2007.
To read more information about Letters and Sounds, including ways to support your child at home, please take a look at the following documents.
To support children with developing their reading skills, we use 2 reading schemes. 'Bug Club Phonics' is a scheme where books match the progression of sounds and skills that the children develop through our phonics lessons. As children complete their phonics learning, they move to using the 'Accelerated Reader' scheme. This is a computer-based program that tracks reading practise and progress as children read physical books.
To learn more about Bug Club Phonics and Accelerated Reader, please read the following document.