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"The curriculum is exciting. Teachers plan interesting activities that capitalise on the outdoors." OFSTED 2019

"The curriculum develops pupil's spiritual, moral and social education well. Pupils leave school well prepared for life in modern Britain." OFSTED 2019

If you would like any more information about the curriculum please have a look at each individual class page or contact school on 01229717664. 

At Waberthwaite C of E School, we are proud of the rich and deep curriculum we offer through a broad range of experiences and activities. 

Our aim is to motivate, enhance and support learning by making learning meaningful, creative and enjoyable . We often do this by joining different elements of the National Curriculum together and exploiting the wealth of opportunity that the local area has to offer.

Many activities are planned to meet a number of the National Curriculum strand in a creative way and as we teach in mixed age classes due to smaller class sizes, this can often mean a thematic approach to teaching is taken to meet the different needs and curriculum content required. Lessons can also be taught on a rolling programme on a year-by-year basis, to ensure all children complete all curriculum content. These are subject to change at staff discretion, however current themes and curriculum coverage plans are included on each individual class page.

Have a look on the individual class pages to see some examples our broad and balanced curriculum in action in each mixed-age class!

"The strong teaching of reading build upon effective teaching of phonics in the early years and key stage 1... As a result the proportion of pupils who achieve the higher standards in reading by the end of Key Stage 2 continues to improve." OFSTED 2019


In Key Stage 1 phonics is taught using the a mix of Letter and Sounds scheme, for a programme of study and activity suggestions, with some use of Jolly Phonics for a multi-sensory approach.

We use Accelerated Reader throughout Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to provide progression in both reading levels for fluency and to ensure reading for meaning and comprehension. To find out more about this fantastic reading programme please click the 'Accelerated Reader' tab on the 'Parents' drop down menu.

For more information on any of our curriculum please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance. Thank you.