At Wootton Lower School we follow the National Curriculum in Years 1-4 and in the Foundation Stage we teach the Early Years Curriculum. The National Curriculum and EYFS is taught through a “Creative Curriculum” providing children with wonderful and exciting ways to learn. All subjects are taught through a themed topic, covering all National Curriculum objectives in a fun and creative way. Please see our Policies page for more details.
We use Read Write Inc. to teach our children to read and write. RWInc is a quality first phonics programme and is acknowledged by the DfE as meeting all its criteria for an effective phonics teaching programme. It is an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing.
Each year group covers one topic per term. Each topic is introduced through a ‘stunning start’, which is designed to engage children in their learning and finishes with a ‘fabulous finish’ to celebrate all that has been achieved in the topic. From trips to Woburn Safari Park, Ice Skating, visiting the National Space Centre and Stoke Bruerne to fabulous days in school organised by the teachers, the children thoroughly enjoy these experiences
For additional information on our curriculum, please contact the school office.
Whole School Days
Throughout the year, themed days are woven into the curriculum to extend the breadth and balance of opportunities we offer our pupils.
During some of these days the year groups are mixed together. Teachers organise fun activities throughout the day, linking to the theme.
Whole School Activites
1st November - House Day - The World Comes to Wootton
13th November - No Pen Day
1st - 8th February - National Story Telling Week
11th February - Safer Internet Day
10th February - Art Week
5th March - World Book Day
21st - 25th May - Walk to School Week
21st May - Outdoor Classroom Day
22nd May - Science Day
23rd June - Sports Day (Blue vs Yellow)
25th June - Sports Day (Red vs Green)
1st July - Maths Day