Saturday 29th June 2019 - PTA SUMMER  FUN & DISCOVERY FAYRE (Everyone welcome) 1:00pm - 4:00pm - school field 

Welcome to Whiston Junior and Infant School

Engaging Minds ... Developing Lives

The children at Whiston are supportive of each other, polite and well-mannered. All our staff work hard to ensure we develop the lives of all the children at Whiston, as we aim to engage minds and strive for excellence. To strengthen children's academic, personal, physical, emotional and social skills, knowledge and understanding, we have developed an inspiring and thought provoking 'EPIC' Curriculum. Our 'EPIC' curriculum uses enquiry to engage, provide a progression of skills and knowledge by incorporating innovative and immersive teaching and learning initiatives, with the aim of encouraging independence, creativity, curiosity,collaboration, critque and celebration.  

We strongly believe that by  encouraging resilience, collaboration, creativity, independence and curiosity, through an EPIC curriculum with 'real-life' and engaging experiences, our children will foster a love for life-long learning. Consequently, we are extremely proud of how children at Whiston Junior and Infant School are developing a growth mindset to enable them to develop an 'I can' attitude in all areas of school and home life through nurturing resilience, collaboration, creativity, independence and curiosity.

To inspire the children of Whiston to be the best they can, we plan opportunities for them to experience quality educational visits to the theatre, museums, coast, forests, cities, residentials and much more and we invite a range of visitors into school including authors, musicians, sports people, scientists and others from business to talk in assemblies and workshops.

Actions for this year:

Action one is to strengthen the teaching and learning of reading by engaging children in a world of literature. Our curriculum intent is to enable all our children to be immersed in a vocabulary rich environment and read and listen to a range of quality text by inspiring authors. Our curriculum intends to provide children with further opportunities to develop their reasoning and comprehnsion skills and we also aim to nurture a 'sense of community towards a love of reading' through the development of a new school library.

Action two is to further embed our Nature Detectives Curriculum by providing children more opportunities for enquiry and ask those 'what if' and 'why' questions to find out more about the world they are living in. Our ‘Nature Detective’ initiative provides opportunities for children to learn through practical activities in an outdoor environment and enjoy the freedom to explore the natural world in all seasons and in all weathers. Nature Detective embraces an approach of nurturing, supporting and developing the self-esteem of all our children whilst also developing children's innovation, questionning, problem solving, reasoning, risk taking, creativity and teamwork skills.



Our 'EPIC' curriculum in action: An whole school enquiry question -

What can you tell me about the history and geography of Africa?

Look at what is happening in school