The school follows the statutory 2014 National Curriculum, which can be viewed by parents at:
English teaching is matched to the recommended programme of study for each year group. Reading and phonics is taught using the Read, Write, Inc programme. More information can be found on the Class 1 page. Once children have achieved a basic level of fluency and have a secure knowledge of phonics, class English lessons are based on a class book or text to develop comprehension, experience of a wide range of text types and a model for writing. The teaching of English also includes guided reading in small groups every week, daily spelling practice, and direct teaching of cursive handwriting and grammar.
Maths teaching matches the National Curriculum programme of study for each year group and uses exemplification materials from the White Rose Maths Hub . To ensure a thorough understanding, new concepts are taught using practical resources and visual modelling before moving onto written recording. Mastery is developed through the application of skills to a range of problem solving activities and through supporting children to be able to reason and explain their mathematical thinking to each other. There is also an emphasis on securing recall of mental maths facts, including multiplication tables, as this helps fluency and accuracy in more complex calculations.
In order to ensure full coverage of the statutory curriculum for each Key Stage, content from other subjects has been organised into cross-curricular topics over a two-year rolling programme. Topics may have a science, history, geography or arts focus, but will include related learning from other subjects too, including music, art, technology and computing. If science is not the main feature of a topic, it is taught as a discrete subject for that term. Each topic begins with an engagement activity to stimulate pupils interest and excitement and learning leads to a final outcome such as a presentation, role play event or display. Learning is enriched through visits, experts coming into school, use of first-hand artefacts and relevant technology. Please click on the links below to see the long term plans for Years A & B.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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