Learning is at the heart of everything we do and our curriculum encompasses every part of the child’s school day. We believe our curriculum is engaging and relevant to today’s children and offers challenge and support to all in their learning.
Reception Children follow the Early Years Curriculum and we use The National Curriculum to plan sequences of learning for children from Y1 – Y6.
The curriculum consists of core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Computing and Religious Education.
Foundation subjects such as Art, Design Technology, French, Geography, History, Music and PE are also taught as well as Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE- Jigsaw).
We teach in phases and have a two year rolling programme for the curriculum. (EYFS, KS1, LKS2, UKS2).
Phonics is taught for 15-20 minutes each day and the children are split across the key stage into different phase groups
We use the same signs and rhymes for each sound.
Our PHONICS CODE is displayed on a display board and referred to each day. The phonics code should also be available on the tables for the children to use.
Reception create the board as they learn the sounds. The phonics code should be already up in Year 1 and 2 and added to as new sounds are used to create the advanced code.
Lesson Structure- REVIEW, TEACH, PRACTICE and APPLY
REVIEW : TOGETHER Recap things we know – sounds, tricky words, robot words
TEACH: TOGETHER New sounds, tricky word, robot words
PRACTICE: TOGETHER Rehearse in different ways
APPLY: GROUP WORK then come back together
We hear the sound, say the sound and commit to a grapheme (write it)
Individual tracking document to be completed for each child at the end of each half term. The outcomes are analysed to inform next steps for children in small group work.
How You Can Help Your Child
The best way you can support your child at home is by reading regularly with them, sharing and enjoying books. By practising the sounds and tricky words your child is currently learning you will be able to reinforce all they have been learning in school.
If you would like further information about the curriculum:
If you would like more information on how we teach areas of the curriculum or the curriculum itself please speak to your child’s class teacher or Mrs Culverhouse (curriculum lead).
You can also look at our class pages and website gallery to see the curriculum in action.
We also have open classroom afternoons and presentations of learning for parents and the community to join us and celebrate the learning happening in school.
In September 2014 a new statutory curriculum was introduced- please follow the link below for information on the National Curriculum