Wansbeck Wonders

Wansbeck Wonders

Part of our Character Curriculum is better known as our ‘Wansbeck Wonders’. Our Wansbeck Wonders are a set of activities and experiences that we provide for all children throughout their time at Wansbeck. The activities and experiences are in place to allow children to be able to have real-life experiences in which they can apply and implement their core values and character traits.

Our Wansbeck Wonders include activities such as:

  • Look after a pet
  • Make a picnic for a trip
  • Learn to swim
  • Attend a theatrical performance
  • Visit a museum
  • Visit the capital city

Our 50 wonders are spread across each phase from FS1 to Year 6. Each year, we aim to provide the experiences for each child to be able to use as building blocks for putting our core values and character traits into practise.

Take a close look at our Wansbeck Wonders by clicking below!

Portfolios

We aim to ensure that children embark on an exciting journey with us right from their first days in F1 to leaving in Y6. The children evidence all of their Wansbeck Wonders in a portfolio. This is a space allowing children to reflect upon the activities they complete. It follows the child through the school so that each year, and when they leave, they can reflect on the character skills they have learned and improved on.

Our portfolios allow us to see how we have put our core values and character traits into practise, using them in real-life situations that will help us to influence our path for the journey during our time at Wansbeck and beyond.

Take a look at the some of the ways we have put our core values into practise at school:

And at home:

“Grammatical errors are discussed with pupils, and this helps them to improve their writing.”

Ofsted comments

“Wansbeck is an amazing primary school that puts my children’s needs first. Great staff and friendly pupils.”

Parent's comments

“Care is taken to ensure that the topics that are chosen attract the interests of the children.”

Ofsted comments

“Teaching assistants provide effective support for pupils, prompting them to explain their answers and
providing them with the confidence to ‘have a go’.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils’ safety and well-being are central to your work. The leadership team has
ensured that all safeguarding requirements are fit for purpose.”

Ofsted comments

“Wansbeck Primary School is a happy, well-organised school that is at the heart of the local community.”

Ofsted comments

“The school leadership team are committed to helping pupils to succeed”

Ofsted comments

“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.”

Ofsted comments

“Very happy with school. Feel really assured with the help we have had from SENCO with the assessment for my child regarding possible autism and ADHD. More than happy with teachers and support staff.”

Parent's comments

“Any issues raised are always dealt with, absolutely no concerns brilliant school and lovely caring staff. My child learns a lot attending this school. Thank you.”

Parent's comments

“My child really enjoys attending school he tells me he loves his teachers and friends.”

Parent's comments

“My child is well cared at school she loves it!”

Parent's comments

“This improvement is underlined by published data showing that pupils’ spelling and grammar scores are now above the national average at the end of key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments

“You pay
particular attention to safeguarding issues that affect your local community and prepare staff well to support pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“Staff and governors
maintain an acute focus on these areas and establish excellent relationships with
pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“The school receives good support from the Hull Collaborative Academy
Trust, and trust leaders also provide you with effective challenge.”

Ofsted comments

“Teachers make regular checks on the progress
that pupils make and use this information to adjust the activities that they plan.”

Ofsted comments

“Brilliant school.”

Parent's comments

“Pupils often have
opportunities to visit places of interest, such as the residential visit to Whitby that is linked to a class topic.”

Ofsted comments

“Central to the work of the school is the development of pupils’ social skills and the support of their well-being.”

Ofsted comments

“Thanks for all the help & extra support that my child receives. It means that I know he is getting all the help he needs to progress to his potential.”

Parent's comments

“The school has good systems in place to develop the leadership skills of staff.”

Ofsted comments

“Spelling errors
are also routinely identified in pupils’ written work across a range of subjects. This
helps pupils to avoid future repetitions.”

Ofsted comments

“My children are very happy at school and should I ever have any concerns, the school are happy to deal with it.”

Parent's comments

“All my children have loved this school and all great memories of staff. Wansbeck is great.”

Parent's comments

“There is a
consistent approach to the teaching of phonics. Regular checks help teachers to
group pupils effectively so that activities are well matched to pupils’ needs.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum. You have a clear vision for what you want pupils to achieve; developing pupils socially, emotionally and
academically is at the centre of the curriculum you provide.”

Ofsted comments

“This has enabled
the school to continue to improve the quality of teaching and learning for pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“My children are happy at school and have many opportunities to develop their learning.”

Parent's comments

“My child is always happy and loves going to school. Teachers are always there when needed.”

Parent's comments

“Teachers accurately demonstrate to pupils the sounds that letters make. This
helps pupils to repeat the sounds they are learning.”

Ofsted comments

“Best decision I made for my children’s education was moving them to Wansbeck. The progress the children have made is amazing. Very happy mum.”

Parent's comments

“Really happy with the way my child has developed whilst attending Wansbeck”

Parent's comments

“Great school with fantastic teachers.”

Parent's comments

“The designated safeguarding leader is tenacious in her approach and
leaves no stone unturned in order to ensure that pupils receive the best possible
support.”

Ofsted comments

“The school have created a strong leadership team by making good use of opportunities you have to collaborate with other trust schools.”

Ofsted comments

“My two children have come on leaps and bounds regarding reading, writing and maths. The teachers are amazing.”

Parent's comments

“The school is passionate about the community it serves and determined
to help pupils to be the best they can be.”

Ofsted comments

“The quality of pupils’ handwriting has also improved, particularly in key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments