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Our Learning

Our Learning

Wyre Forest School is split into four phases and a pre-formal learning group (working within P1-4), that may consistent of pupils from any age. Each phase has a distinct curriculum; however there will be a consistency of high expectations and style of teaching across all phases, meeting individual pupil need through a variety of approaches. Each phase adheres to national expectations of curriculum and assessment. However this is only part of the wider curriculum offered to our pupils.

WFS Phase Overview:

PHASE

PUPIL  AGE

SCHOOL YEAR

KEY STAGE

Early Years

3 to 4

4 to 5

5 to 6

6 to 7

Nursery

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Early Years

Early Years

KS 1

KS 1

Lower School

7 to 8

8 to 9

9 to 10

10 to 11

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

KS2

KS2

KS2

KS2

Middle School

11 to 12

12 to 13

13 to 14

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

KS3

KS3

KS3

Upper Phase

14 to 15

15 to 16

16 to 17

17 to 18

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

KS4

KS4

Sixth Form

Sixth Form

Pre-Formal Learners

11 to 18

Year 7 to Year 13

KS3 & 4

 

WFS meets the needs of all our learners through a variety of approaches. Some of these opportunities will be available for small groups or individuals through on-going or time-limited interventions. Group & individual interventions will be monitored at least termly to evaluate pupil progress and cost effectiveness.

WHOLE SCHOOL

Quality First Teaching         

Relevant curriculum

Small class sizes

Enhanced & specialised staffing

Individual Provision Plans

Outdoor learning opportunities

THRIVE

Communication friendly environments

Information technology including ipads

Read, Write, Inc phonics and letter formation programme in Early Years & Lower School classes

Swimming in Early Years, Lower & some Middle School classes

Educational Visits

GROUPS

Bishops Wood outdoor learning and/or accreditation opportunities

College placements; Kidderminster, Redditch, Wild Goose

Work Experience

THRIVE – social and emotional skill development

Communication Team Support

INDIVIDUAL

SEND On-going (required)

Time-limited (referred)

Physiotherapy

Sensory occupational therapy

Hydrotherapy

PECS

Communication Books

Signalong

Eye-gaze (IT tool)

IBPs

 

 

Counselling

Art Therapy

Music Therapy

Family Support

Horse Riding

Sexual Health

Speech & Language Therapy

THRIVE

RWI/Fresh Start

Dyslexia support

My Big Adventure

Ninevah Ridge

Abberley care Farm

 

 

The WFS Learning Overview (click here to open the Learning Overview in a separate window) reflects our Approach, Curriculum, Enrichment Offer & Assessment at each phase and within the pre-formal group.

Each phase follows a curriculum map (see Curriculum) linked to creative curriculum themes and subjects within the National Curriculum (2014). Planning within the themes includes all foundation subjects within the curriculum i.e. art, computing, design technology, languages, geography, history, music, PE. Within the Lower School each theme ends with an expected outcome for the pupils, parents/carers are often invited into school to share these with their children. In Key Stage 4 & 5 subject content links to accreditation routes and developing skills for life. All pupils are also taught PSHE/Citizenship and RE.