Our curriculum is structured into up to 6 themes per year per class. The table below shows the areas of learning for each class during this academic year.
Early Years Foundation Stage
All children in pre-school or reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework).Phonics is delivered through a combination of the Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds schemes of work.
Overview of the EYFS Curriculum here
Key Stage One and Key Stage Two
Children in Key Stage 1 and 2 follow the National Curriculum. Our curriculum is tailored to meet these standards in an enjoyable and accessible way for all of our children.
All children at our school follow a mastery approach to maths developed by White Rose Maths. A Concrete - Pictorial - Abstract approach is used to deepen children's understanding.
Concrete - Children use a range of apparatus such as Numicon, counters, number rods, beads to deepen their understanding of new concepts.
Pictorial - Children develop their understanding by using images to represent numbers and concepts to help them reason and problem solve.
Abstract - Children use both concrete and pictorial representations to solve maths problems in abstract situations to show deeper learning and mastery.
Overview of Maths Curriculum here
Calculation Policy 2019 here
Children contniue phonics until the end of Year 1 when a national screening will take place. It is expected that children will have attained the required level at this point. Some children may need additonal phonics work after they have left Year 1.
During the first two years at school, children usually follow our banded book scheme linked to their phonic ability. During Year 2, most children will join the Accelerated Reading scheme. Children will read a book from their band and be required to answer an online quiz to assess their comprehension before a new book can be read.
English is taught through a range of different genres based around fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) is delivered within these genres as features are developed. Children are expected to have written a final piece by the end of each unit to showcase their new and developed skills.
Overview of Class 2 English Curriculum here
Overview of Class 3 English Curriculum here
Overview of Class 4 English Curriculum here
We follow a thorough scheme that enables children access to all areas of the computing curriculum. We also montor e-safety closely with a robust filtering system and screen capture system in place. Children receive e-safety lessons half-termly and are taught how they are kept safe at school. Sometimes, the topics are swapped from one term to another to fit alongside a particular topic.
Overview of Computing/E-safety Curriculum here
The rest of our curriculum subjects are themed around a topic where appropriate. Topics are usually a history or geography based theme and other subjects are delivered alongside it, making links wherever possible.
Topic Overview here