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A caring sharing school

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A caring sharing school

Curriculum

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

 

Staff monitor and collect evidence throughout the Foundation Stage using Tapestry. Parents will have the chance to discuss their child's progress at school during consultation evenings.

 

Activities and learning experiences are planned to include the areas of learning in the EYFS. The children are given the opportunity to investigate, explore and learn through practical, structured and free play activities. These activities respond to each child's individual needs and interests. Children are encouraged to be independent and we have many areas and activities where they can self-select materials and equipment.

 

The prime areas of learning

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

 

The specific areas of learning

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

 

The learning characteristics

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active learning
  • Creating and thinking critically

 

 

Key Stage 1

Children follow the National Curriculum for all areas of learning. Subjects, where possible, are taught through topics which ensure children can link aspects of their learning.

 

Children are taught synthetic phonics using letters and sounds. Phonics is taught daily in discreet lessons. The skills the children are taught are then applied in every aspect of the curriculum.

 

Reading is taught through guided reading sessions with the class teacher, and other adult support and through individual reading.

 

During maths sessions, children are encouraged to develop their subject knowledge through problem solving and relate the skills they learn to real life. Children are assessed termly using the PUMA maths assessment tests.

 

Children not making the expected progress in Literacy and Numeracy are supported through Intervention groups. 

 

At the end of year one pupils are assessed using the Phonics Screening Test.

At the end of year two pupils are teacher assessed using SATs, which includes mathematics, reading, writing and SPAG. PIRA and PUMA assessments are used each term to assess attainment and progress.

 

Key Stage 2

Years 3 to 6 follow a broad and balanced curriculum which allows children to progress in each subject and build on prior learning. All subjects are carefully planned for.

 

Mathematics and Literacy are taught in accordance with National guidelines and all other subjects are taught in line with the National Curriculum.

 

Reading is taught through guided reading sessions with the class teacher, and other adult support and through individual reading. Children are assessed termly using the PIRA assessment tests. 

 

During maths sessions, children are encouraged to develop their subject knowledge through problem solving and relate the skills they learn to real life. Children are assessed termly using the PUMA maths assessment tests.

 

Children not making the expected progress in Literacy and Numeracy are supported through Intervention groups. 

 

At the end of year six pupils are teacher assessed using SATs, which includes mathematics, reading, writing and SPAG.

For half termly updates, read the class newsletters under the class pages.
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