Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

We are driven to provide a world-class creative curriculum which is rich in opportunities to be curious, creative and collaborative. Our WONDER Curriculum gives our Wyndham children progressive learning episodes, which builds upon prior learning and helps our children to know more. Deeply rooted and central to this approach is reading; the significance of this skill and disciplinary literacy across the curriculum is key to our pupils’ accessing and activating knowledge and vocabulary, developing their cultural capital and stimulating social mobility later in life. Fluency, oracy and enjoyment is prioritised in early reading to ensure pupils’ automaticity of skills and ultimately enabling them to become proficient readers with a deep appreciation and understanding of the written word as they progress through our school.

The way we teach is rooted in knowledge about cognitive science, helping to make learning stick over time. Learning episodes are underpinned by our WONDER Principles, driving ‘how’ learning is activated.

Our WONDER Principles are:

  • Work together to communicate ideas
  • Old learning is retrieved
  • New learning is practised
  • Develop thinking by problem solving
  • Exploration of the world
  • Read and research together

 

We are aspirational for all our pupils and have designed our curriculum to meet the needs of learners, from all backgrounds. Our children deserve to have the best future and our responsibility is to ensure that everyone who attends Wyndham leaves us being able to confidently regulate their emotions, communicate to others​ with articulacy and efficiently solve problems, enabling them to have a lifetime of success.

 

Curriculum Teams

Curriculum Directors are accountable for ensuring that the curriculum is coherent, ambitious, knowledge-rich and rooted in evidence-informed practice and pedagogical approaches that derive from cognitive science about memory, forgetting and the power of retrieval.

Subject leaders are responsible for leading and monitoring their area. Staff meetings during the year will develop subject knowledge and provide rich CPD opportunities, enabling all staff to focus on their own knowledge gaps in advance of teaching them. Resources and equipment will be audited and ordered by the leaders, ensuring that all learning episodes can be taught effectively, have maximum impact upon learning and interrupt the forgetting. Subjects are always led in teams as we believe in the power of collaboration.

 

Structure of our WONDER Curriculum teams for 2021/2022

STEAM

Curriculum Directors: Lauren Brooker (STE) & Jenny O’Riordan (AM)

Subject Science Technology English

(Reading/Writing) 

Art Maths
Computing DT
Lead Rachel Bird Jenny O’Riordan

Kevin Jones 

Lauren Brooker Michelle Garton

Sandy Churchward (Early Literacy)

Nicole Winfield (Phonics)

Katie Tildesley Nicol Winfield-Murray

Maddy Higgins

Team Claire Kelk

Caroline Herrington

Erica Tite

Jamie Armstrong

Hayley Muldoon Tania Orton

Zoe Flint

Saima Rizwan

Kyle Rogers

Hayley Hancock

Juliet Weston

Euan Holden

 

Wonderful World, Beautiful People

Curriculum Director: Rebecca Harries

Subject History Geography P4C (Speaking and Listening) MfL
Lead Rebecca Harries Emily Noke Simaran Dhanda Sabaa Khan
Team Emma Bostock Emma Mellard Kelly Gallimore

Amanda Marvill

Emma Hursey 

 

Express Yourself 

Curriculum Director: Nicole Syson

Subject RE PE PSHE/SMSC Music
Lead Nicole Syson Joe Martin Katie McCabe Shaun Barker
Team Ashley Gowlett Kerry Bishton

Mandy Westbrook

Katie Scotney

Suzannah Hemmings

Sam Walker