School organisation and classes.
We currently have 125 pupils on roll. All of our classes have mixed year groups and sometimes we have to split year groups. This gives our children the opportunity to work with children who are younger or older than the year group that they are in and allows them to develop good cooperative work skills. It also gives them experience of being the older role models and helps them to develop leadership skills. Currently we have five classes, two in Key stage 1, and three in Key stage 2.
Because we have mixed classes, we work to a two-year rolling curriculum plan (with a few tweaks). This ensures that all children cover all of the programmes of study for each subject. The curriculum is based on themes with explicit teaching of some areas such as phonics, grammar and punctuation and mental maths strategies. Each term we send out curriculum newsletters for each class so that you know what your child is learning and can help support them at home. The curriculum newsletters can be found on each classes page. Click on the class links to find out more about each classes curriculum and to see pictures of the classes at work.
Every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based, and which:
- promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and
- prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that each school plans for its pupils. The national curriculum forms one part of the school curriculum. All state schools are also required to make provision for a daily act of collective worship and must teach religious education to pupils at every Key Stage.
All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice. Schools are also free to include other subjects or topics of their choice in planning and designing their own programme of education.
The websites listed below will also help you to support your childrens home learning.
Linked art project with Whimple railway station
Performing at Exeter Cathedral with other schools from Clyst Vale Learning Community.
Promoting mutual respect for one another.
'Who Dunnit?' Taking part in a Medieval Mystery.
Learning about jobs in the community.
Learning about democracy through presenting the schools ideas about developing play area to the parish Council.
Celebrating the love of reading and dressing up for World Book Day
Understanding teamwork as a means to problem solve
Developing resilience through outdoor and adventurous activities
Technology supporting learning in Early Years
Curriculum Enrichment at Whimple.
We are absolutely committed to ensuring that our children receive a broad and balanced curriculum which is further enhanced and enriched by using opportunities in our locality and further afield to bring our children's learning alive. We have excellent links with our local community and use many of the villages resources to support learning.
We recognise the importance of being able to respond to local and national events and reflect these in our curriculum to promote active citizenship.
As a Skills Builder Partnership School, we achieved a Silver Award in July 2022. We will continue to develop on these skills as part of the Accelerator Plus Programme this year.
Find below our detailed calculation policies to help you support your child in mathematics throughout their primary education.