The Edison Connected Curriculum
Woolavington Village Primary School follows the EdisonLearning Connected Curriculum.
Our Connected Curriculum is a structured framework of Learning Units connected by theme and mapped to the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Learning Units are aligned to Development Matters and the Early Learning Goals/Early Years Outcomes. Our connected Curriculum recognises the value of providing a balance of thematic and discrete teaching with an emphasis on both knowledge and skills.
The Learning Units focus on a particular subject and are based on or include a key question which provide a starting point of enquiry for our children. They also have an "end product" or outcome so that the children can clearly see where their learning is leading. Over the course of the academic year, children have an opportunity to explore concepts and ideas through themed units in a range of subjects including Science, History, Geography, Design & Technology, Computing, Art and Music.
Children in Year 1 through to Year 6 are taught using the themed learning units from the Edison Connected curriculum which is aligned to the National Curriculum 2014.
The teaching of RE follows Somerset's agreed syllabi for RE. Parents may exercise their right of withdrawal from religious worship and instruction.
Cross-curricular links will be made between subjects where appropriate and the Core Learning skills curriculum provides PSHE (Personal, Social and Health) education opportunities within the connected curriculum.
Computing is taught using ELIM computing plans.
Homework, in the form of Home Learning Challenges, relevant to each year group, will be set, to link the curriculum with learning at home in addition to Maths and English home learning to be completed across the half term.
All children in key stage 2 are taught French.
From Reception through to Year 6, opportunities will be taken to extend the curriculum beyond the statutory requirements through the use of educational visits out of school, parents, visitors, musicians, and through the use of the school grounds, the locality and the wider environment.
The curriculum will be delivered over 26 hours and 40 minutes a week for Key Stage 2 children and 25 hours and 30 minutes a week for Reception and Key Stage 1 children. Maths and English is taught daily and Edison Connected curriculum topic based foundational subjects are taught for approximately 6 hours a week. A Core Learning skill PSHE/Learning to learn lesson will be delivered to each class for an hour a week. Children receive 2 hours of PE each week over the course of the school year which includes swimming.
All lessons are taught in mixed ability/age groups throughout the school except for Reception children. All aspects of the curriculum are taught in classes according to age, with differentiation as necessary.