Below are details of our school curriculum.
Whole School Topic Overviews
English - Teachers plan lessons following The National Curriculum Objectives within the Oxford Owl Big Writing Adventures schemes of work:
Maths - Teachers plan lessons following The National Curriculum Objectives which are organised in to medium term plans for all year groups:
Phonics and Early Reading
Phonics - We follow Letters and Sounds and this is supported by activities on Phonics Play. When children first start learning their sounds we use the 'Jolly Phonics' resources to support the children's acquisition of individual sounds.
Reading - Children are encouraged to develop a love of reading and books and have free choice of books from the school library areas once per week. This may be a book that they can read themselves or one that they need read to them. When children are learning to read, we use the Oxford Reading Tree series featuring characters such as Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy. These books will be changed regularly and we endeavour to hear children read as frequently as possible. Once children have completed the Oxford Reading Scheme, they move onto the Collins Big Cat Scheme.
Children are encouraged to develop a love of reading and books. Years 2 to 6 have access to our ‘New for 2018’ reading scheme, which has a broad range of fiction and non-fiction books for them to explore. The scheme aims to develop their fluency, comprehension, vocabulary and general knowledge. In addition, they have free choice of books from the school library areas once per week. This may be a book that they can read themselves at home or one that they need read to them.
Throughout the year we hold a number of curriculum themed days to immerse the children in a particular subject area. We hope to promote a love for learning within that curriculum themed area and to give children the opportunity to explore which areas they may be developing a particular love for. Recent and future Curriculum Days are listed below:
Music - 23rd October 2019
History - 20th November 2019
Spanish - 22nd January 2020
English /World Book Day - 5th March 2020
Maths - 1st May 2020
Science - 25th June 2020
If you require more detailed information about the curriculum that your child is following, please speak to their class teacher. We hold termly open door afternoons where you can see first-hand what the children have been learning and look at the work that they have produced.