Due to the newly announced General Election, school will be closed for an extra INSET on Thursday 12th December
Welcome to Whiston Junior and Infant School
Engaging Minds ... Developing Lives
At Whiston weencourage all our children to be effective learners by promoting an 'I can' attitude through planning effective opportunties for them to develop our five key 'Learning to Learn Skills:
Our curriculum builds children's cultural capital by ensuring they are immersed in a range of experiences, such as visits to the theatre, museums, coast, forests, farms, cities and residential stays in York and an outdoor adventure centre. Children are inspired by a range of speial visitors to school incuding authors, musicians, sports people, scientists and others from business to talk in assemblies and workshops.Through these experiences and a range of engaging teaching and learning strategies o children's academic, personal, physical, emotional and social skills and their knowledge and understanding to prepare them for the next stages of their life.
Reading: We aim for children to become confident readers and develop a love of reading across school by being able to: decode effectively, to read fluently, to read more widely and to read more critcally, in order to continue to raise their aspirations, academic success and further build their cultural capital.
Reading is vital because words - spoken and written - are the building blocks of life.