Curriculum statement for Wellesbourne CE Primary school

Wellesbourne CE School is committed to meeting the requirements of the new primary curriculum from September 2014.

We have updated our schemes of work to reflect the content and challenge of the new curriculum, building on the considerable strengths of the former curriculum and continuing to ensure ‘our curriculum is creative, inspirational and purposeful.’

Teachers have received training in the key areas of curriculum change. Exciting developments include a computing curriculum that will integrate new technologies, programming and media into school life. We will continue to evaluate and adapt the curriculum provision with consideration of the needs of all learners. Future work with local schools will also review our approach to assessment without National Curriculum levels.

Developing a love of books and reading is at the heart of our curriculum. We teach decoding from Nursery onwards through a range of fun activities and structured programmes.

Reading is taught from the early years in a very practical fun manner. We use’ Letters and sounds’, LCP Phonic Scheme up to Y2 and the Jolly Phonic actions. We also use a range of other books such as Oxford Reading Tree to supplement the reading scheme when necessary.

In KS2 phonics work is continued for those who need it using structured intervention schemes. For lower ability readers we use Rapid Reading, Wellington Square, and Wolf Hill. Other children progress through the bands of the Oxford Reading Scheme, Ginn, Treetops and Fireflies until they become free readers. At this point they have access to a wide range of age appropriate books.

We also use AR from Year 3 to Year 6. Information can be found here:


Parents can find out more about the curriculum objectives achieved each term from the summary of topics sent out at the end of each term and uploaded to the school website. Please see these below: These topic webs show areas of learning achieved and include photographs of projects. The school also hosts curriculum evenings for parents to find out more information. The dates for these are published in the newsletter and made available on-line. Assessments in English and Maths are made in relation to Age Related Expectations at the end of each year and reported to parents.

This can also be downloaded here:

Curriculum Evening – KS2 Reading (Accelerated Reader too)


Curriculum Meeting Handouts 2017-18

Maths Curriculum Information KS1 and KS2 2017
Phonics and Maths In Reception Handout


New Handwriting Scheme

Please see links to the new handwriting scheme documents below:

WCE Handwriting Milestones EYFS and KS1

WCE Handwriting Milestones KS2


Maths Calculation Policies 

Written Calculations Policy

Mental Calculations Strategies