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Curriculum Overview

We follow the New National Curriculum.

 

In Reception, children are taught the development skills identified in the Early Years Curriculum - life skills that will support their learning and integration into school life.

 

In Years One to Six, we teach the three core National Curriculum subjects: English, Maths and Science. As a Church of England School, RE is another key subject area in our curriculum. We also teach Computing, PE, History, Geography, Art, Design & Technology, Music, French, PSHE (Physical, Social and Health Education). Spiritual, moral, social and cultural education (SMSC) is embedded throughout the curriculum as well as through discrete teaching each seasonal term.

 

As part of our English curriculum, we teach reading (phonics, word recognition and comprehension), writing (spelling, handwriting, punctuation, grammar, vocabulary and the composition of a range of text types) and spoken language (including drama, debate, discussion, presentation and recitation). We teach phonics initially through the Jolly Phonics scheme and later we use Letters and Sounds.phonics; we also teach children how to read irregular or 'tricky' words. Rather than use one reading scheme, we use a range of schemes such as Oxford Reading Tree, Big Cat Readers etc, that are colour banded according to reading levels. Children read a range of authors and story types as well as non-fiction texts. We work hard to encourage our children  to enjoy reading and to read daily with a parent or friend as well as read at school We share with our children a love for books and for reading so that they can develop and grow as both enthusiastic readers and writers.

 

Our maths curriculum includes the study of: place value, fractions, decimals and percentages, calculations, measures, statistics (including graphs and charts), shape and problem solving. Mental skills (such as tables recall) is given high priority, as well as written maths skills.Children have access to the Active Learn home activities site and do some of their maths homework at home online.

 

More detail can be found in the 'Our Curriculum' section and in our prospectus. If you have any other questions, please direct your enquiry to Mrs Osborn through the admin email address (if you are a prospective parent) or talk to your child's class teacher.