St William of York is committed to ensuring that children are excited about their learning. We aim to make purposeful links between subjects and use good quality texts as a stimulus for writing, and discovery about our world. We want children to experience wonder and awe, and to recognise their own gifts. We expect children to work hard, and to have high expectations, always striving to learn and do their very best through extra effort and learning from our experiences.
The school uses RWInc and The Oxford Reading Tree, alongside high quality texts to teach reading. In addition, all classes use CLPE's Power of Reading and The Literary Leaves Curriculum to enthuse and motivate the children to read exciting and challenging texts.
We have recently reviewed our choice of texts and the books we have chosen to inspire our learning, provide a rich resource for exploring diversity, acceptance and provide positive role models for our children. We will use these to spark conversations about understanding those around us, acceptance and understanding and also to challenge stereotypes.
The school uses the Maths Mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics, and uses White Rose Maths to support planning for teaching, learning and progress.
We aim to arrange curriculum events and workshops for parents each year, so that they feel able to support the children's learning.
For more information, please make an appointment to speak to your child's class teacher.
We use some computer based programmes to support learning at home and at school. Please click on the links to take you to the log in page:
Purple Mash https://wwww.purplemash.com/stwilliamse23
The school uses Google Classroom to provide Remote Learning for pupils if they have to self isolate, if a bubble has to close due to a Covid 19 case or in the event of a local or national lockdown.