At Wellesley we want to develop creative, independent children who enjoy learning. In order to achieve this, the majority of our subjects are taught through topics or through quality books that motivate and interest the children, e.g. Space, Ancient Greece, The Iron Man, The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe and Castles. Each topic involves opportunities to be creative through art, dance, music, science or DT. Three times a year the children are also given the opportunity, towards the end of the topic, to plan, research and produce their own project. This encourages them to develop their independent learning skills. At the end of the topic, children celebrate and share their projects.
Quotes for children.....
"You really feel good when you achieve it" (your project) - Y3 child.
"It's freedom to find out what you're interested in" - Y6 child.
Whenever possible our teaching of different subject areas is taught through our creative curriculum topic. Some subjects, e.g. PE, Modern Foreign Languages, are still taught as separate lessons. All of our lessons are planned and taught following the National Curriculum programmes of study.