Numeracy is taught through blocked units of work. At the end of each block the children are assessed so that the next time the block is visited (each block is visited at least twice in an academic year) the children can build on their prior learning. Homework is set every week to practice key skills taught in class in KS1 and mental maths skills across KS2. Please click here to see our Numeracy vision.
Please click on the relevant year group to see a yearly overview of the objectives taught:
To find out what a mathematical learner at the end of each year group should look like, please click on the relevant year group:
Please click here to see our Calculation Policy, which may help you with some of our strategies and methods for teaching maths
Read Write Inc (RWI) is an exciting systematic phonics scheme designed to support the teaching of reading and writing. The teaching of phonics begins at the end of nursery and continues until the end of year 2. Initially the class are taught as a whole focusing on recognising sounds, blending them together to read and being able to write the letters correctly (lower case letters only). After a few weeks the children are assessed and grouped for phonics. This allows for children to be challenged and supported effectively. Each group is led by a specially trained member of staff who delivers well paced, engaging lessons which quickly enable children to become independent readers. If you would like to know more about the RWI phonics scheme, please click on the link to access the Ruth Miskin RWI Site http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/read-write-inc-programmes/phonics/.
Each year we hold a meeting for parents to discuss how our reading and phonics is taught. Please take a look at this presentation from the evening.
Literacy, like numeracy is taught in blocked units. When the children have completed the RWI programme detailed above, the children extend their knowledge of different types of writing styles, including narrative, reports, persuasion, argument, recounts, plays and instructions. Across the school children are introduced to a selection of motivating modern children's classics such as Goodnight Mister Tom, Skellig, The Butterfly Lion and the Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. They then apply the writing and reading skills they have been taught to complete a rich variety of tasks which are based upon these wonderful books.
Please click on the relevant year group/s to see a yearly overview of the objectives taught:
Our Creative Curriculum aims to incorporate all the objectives in the history, science, geography, art and DT national curriculum. Classes have paired up to create a two year rolling programme of topics and key identified skills are planned across the topics. Where subjects do not fit into the topics, e.g. PE, RE, French and occasionally science, these subjects are taught separately. Each topic is started with a launch activity and the outside areas are decorated to motivate and stimulate the children's interest in what they have been learning. At the end of the topic a finale is planned to highlight all the learning which has gone on during the term.
We have selected French as our modern foreign language. It is taught from year 3 to year six. A specialist French teacher takes the sessions each week and assesses their progress. We also offer lunchtime clubs in French for FS2 and KS1 and Spanish for KS2.
All children in each class follow a broad, balanced and integrated curriculum based on the National Curriculum.
Core subjects are English, Mathematics, Science, ICT (Information and communication technology) and Religious Education. Foundation subjects are History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education and PSHCE (Personal, social, health and citizen education).
The Reception class follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
With all the changes to the curriculum and assessment snce September 2014, a parents meeting was held to inform parents how our curriculum has been developed and how we are assessing the children. Below is a slideshow of this presentation.
Sex and Relationship Education
Below are the links to the schemes of work for each year group and an overview of the contect of our sex and relationship education(SRE) curriculum