North Waltham Primary School

North Waltham Primary School

North Waltham Primary
'The Headteacher gives the school strong, purposeful and highly effective leadership.' Ofsted 2016
'Pupils are confident, polite and understanding of each other. They are justly proud of their learning and progress, and readily share their ideas with staff, each other and visitors.' Ofsted 2016
'She has had a wonderful start to her educational life and the school has played a massive part in becoming the person she is today.' - Parent
'We continue to be impressed with all that North Waltham offers and achieves. It is a fantastic school.' - Parent
'Thank you very much for having me in your school for 7 years and I have enjoyed each and every one of them.' - Pupil
'There are no words that can portray our gratitude for all your magnificent hard work, professionalism and care given to our children throughout their whole time at NW school.' - Parent
'There can be few schools in the country better than North Waltham.' - Parent
'You helped me so much this year- I couldn't have got through it without you.' - Pupil
'Thanks so much for teaching me in Oak class. You have helped me through my mistakes and I will miss you when I leave for secondary school.' - Pupil
'Thank you so very much for the two fabulous years you have given me.' - Pupil
'I will miss you and all the teachers very much and even more to you as you have helped me get a level 5 in all my subjects.' - Pupil
'Thank you for your hard work and dedicated teaching.' - Pupil
'Thank you so much for your support, encouragement, love and confidence in him. We have been so very lucky to have you.' - Pupil
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North Waltham Primary School

Overview

We believe that young children learn best through a wide range of activities based on first hand experience. Our curriculum is carefully planned to meet the needs, interests and abilities of the children.

Each child is regarded as an individual and an equal. Our curriculum consists of activities designed to develop the social, personal, intellectual and physical activities of the children.

The quality of the children’s learning is enhanced across the curriculum through practical activities, educational visits linked to topic work and the use of ICT. All work in the school is planned within the framework of the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum Guidance.

A guide for parents on the New National Curriculum.

Click here to see our long term curriculum overviews:

Cycle A

Cycle B

English:

Our English curriculum is planned to develop the basic skills of reading, writing and speaking and listening. We encourage a passion for books and the ability to communicate effectively. From Reception through to Year Two we follow ‘Letters and Sounds’ to teach phonics. KS2 use the ‘Support for spelling’ document to teach spelling strategies.

Click on the year groups for our writing objectives:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3 and 4

Year 5 and 6

Click on the year groups for our reading objectives:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3 and 4

Year 5 and 6

Spag objectives:

Years 1-6

 

Mathematics:

We teach Mathematics in a way which allows children to develop their understanding and enjoyment. Where possible we apply it to a real life context. In each year, we develop and expand upon the maths methods used. For a copy of the methods taught please see this link.

Click on the year groups for our maths objectives:

Year 1

Year 2 and 3 

Year 3 and 4

Year 5 and 6

 

Science:

We aim to teach Science through developing investigative skills, using practical approaches.  This can be seen throughout all classrooms, with the development of scientific investigation areas designed to challenge pupils' understanding of different topics, through questions and practical use of scientific equipment.

Click on the year groups for our science objectives:

Year 1     Year 2 and 3    Year 3 and 4      Year 4 and 5     Year 6

 

Computing and ICT:

The school has an extensive range of ICT resources including a bank of 32 laptops, desktops within classes, video cameras, iPads, digital cameras, data loggers and an interactive whiteboard in each classroom. We have a computer programming club which is enjoyed by a large number of children.

Click on the year groups for our computing and ICT objectives:

Year 1      Year 2 and 3     Year 3 and 4   Year 4 and 5 Year 6

Click on the year groups for our E-Safety objectives:

Year 1 and 2   Year 2 and 3   Year 3 and 4    Year 5 and 6

 

Religious education:

R.E is taught in accordance with the Hampshire County Council’s ‘Living Difference’ document. Children are given the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of many different religions alongside Christianity.

 

PE:

PE is taught by our class teachers and a specialist PE teacher from Brighton Hill Community School. We teach fundamental movement skills, and provide opportunities to extend our pupil’s agility, balance and coordination. Team games and skills are taught that enable our pupils to communicate, collaborate and compete with each other. We develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and our pupils learn how to evaluate and recognise their own successes.

Cycle A whole school

Cycle B whole school

 

Music:

Hampshire Music Service provide music lessons to children in years 1 to 6.  In addition music is incorporated into our creative curriculum where relevant and we have a weekly whole school singing assembly.

 

History:

Click on the year group for our History objectives:

Year 1       Year 2 and 3       Year 3 and 4     Year 4 and 5     Year 6

 

Geography:

Click on the year group for our Geography objectives:

Year 1       Year 2 and 3       Year 3 and 4     Year 4 and 5     Year 6

 

Art:

Click on the year group for our Art objectives:

Year 1       Year 2 and 3       Year 3 and 4     Year 4 and 5     Year 6

 

Design Technology:

Click on the year group for our design technology objectives:

Year 1       Year 2 and 3       Year 3 and 4     Year 4 and 5     Year 6

Cooking MTP.

 

PSHE:

Our creative curriculum has breadth of opportunities that promotes PSHE. We also have designated study units such as Anti-Bullying Week, Safety Week and Healthy Eating Week throughout the year.

Whole school LTP PSHE

 

Sex Education:

The school has clear guidelines for sex education which is laid out as part of the PSHE (Personal, social, health education) curriculum. The children are led gently to a deeper understanding of the issues involved in this subject according to their level of maturity.

 

Languages:

At North Waltham the children in KS2 learn French.

French overview.

 

Special needs:

There are some occasions that many children will need special help to overcome a learning difficulty or to ensure that the curriculum fully extends their abilities. Overseen by the SENCO, teachers and teaching assistants support some children in small groups or on a one to one basis as required.

 

Able and talented children:

The school is committed to making provision for children who achieve at an exceptionally high level. Opportunities are given for children to develop their talents right across the curriculum. The successes and achievements of all children are celebrated each week in our Celebration Assembly.

Early Years Foundation Stage:

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a framework for children up to the age of five, setting out six key areas of learning around which activities should be based.

North Waltham Early Years Curriculum.