Curriculum at Ireland Wood Primary School
At Ireland Wood Primary, we strive for a Curriculum that; helps our children become independent life-long learners and thinkers, with the ability to problem solve. Through our Curriculum, we also ensure that our children develop a thirst and excitement for learning, enabling every child to learn beyond their potential. Furthermore, our Curriculum allows our children to be nurtured, well – rounded, happy individuals with the confidence and skills to make a positive contribution to society.
By giving our children a voice, we enable them to contribute to their Curriculum whilst promoting involvement, ownership and independence. Through our Curriculum we aim to equip our children with the necessary skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners for now and in readiness for the next stage of their education. Our Curriculum ensures that children at Ireland Wood Primary School learn and grow from their mistakes, giving them opportunities to learn in their own ways.Our Curriculum is built around our children’s interests, and exciting hands-on experiences, in order to bring the learning to life. We provide transferable skills through a fun, positive and practical environment, which allows for learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
We aim to provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated to provide for the varied abilities, ensuring the statutory requirement of the 2014 National Curriculum are met, ensuring all children have equal opportunities, regardless of race, gender, culture, religion or ability. The Rainbow Continuum (Liz Greensides) is used to support teaching and learning in order to ensure that all children are accessing the Curriculum at their own level. Alongside this, 'Imagineering in the Curriculum' (Hywel Roberts) is also used in order to engage and hook the children in their learning.
The National Curriculum comprises of: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education (PE), Computing, KS2 Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and Religious Education. The teaching of Religious Education is statutory in all schools, and it is taught following the Leeds Agreed Syllabus. PSHE is taught using the
The Ireland Wood Primary School wider Curriculum consists of a rigorous, creative Curriculum that ensures Reading, Writing and Maths skills are learnt and applied in a variety of purposeful contexts. We ensure hands-on opportunities to access the Curriculum through the use of our garden, cooking facilities and instrumental tuition. We support all children’s social skills for life, giving opportunities for our children to be heard and contribute to their community. This is supported through the use of Lunchtime Helpers, Playtime Helpers, Peer Mediators, Reception Buddies, School Council and International School Council. At Ireland Wood Primary, we also have a wide variety of extra – curricular clubs available to children. Some examples of these clubs include, Cooking Club, Hockey Club, Science Club, Colouring Club, Crochet Club and many more! Finally, our Curriculum comprises of a wide range of educational visits in order to support the children’s learning. Some of these include, Whitby, London, Abbey House Museum, Tropical World and Year 6 Residential.
Should you wish to find out more about the Curriculum at Ireland Wood Primary, please telephone school and ask to speak to Miss Whitaker (Curriculum Leader).