Welcome to Whiston Junior and Infant School

Engaging Minds ... Developing Lives

All our staff work hard to ensure we develop the lives of all children at Whiston, as we aim to engage minds and strive for excellence. We have developed an inspiring and thought provoking 'EPIC' Curriculum, which uses enquiry questions to develop children's academic, personal, physical, emotional and learning to learn skills, knowledge and understanding in all areas of the curriculum. 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' in all areas of school life through applying resilience, reflectiveness, collaboration, curiosity and independence

One part of our action plan this year is to continue to develop our learning environment and curriculum even further - through  embedding our Nature Detectives Curriculum into our EPIC Curriculum. Our ‘Nature Detective’ initiative is an inspirational learning concept that provides learning opportunities through practical activities in an outdoor environment. Children enjoy the freedom to explore and experience 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, problem solving, reasoning, risk taking, creativity and teamwork skills. The second part of our action plan is to strengthen the teaching and learning of reading by engaging children with quality classics and up to date text by inspiring authors and also through developng a reasoning approach to enquiry and comprehension.

Our children are supportive of each other, polite and well-mannered and strive to learn to be the best they can by applying many skills across all areas of school life and beyond and we strongly believe that by further encouraging dedication and hard work through a range of 'real-life' and engaging experiences, will help them foster a love for life-long learning. 

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

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

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