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Curriculum

In September 2013 we introduced the new National Curriculum which forms part of the school curriculum. We also promote values necessary to live in our society today. We deliver a curriculum which engages, challenges and supports the needs of all our pupils.

 

Our curriculum inspires learning, enables all children to enjoy this unique stage in their childhood and develops essential knowledge, skills and understanding which are the building blocks for secondary education and later life.

 

High quality learning takes place, both academic and personal, through the memorable experiences and rich opportunities that our curriculum provides.

 

Our broad and balanced curriculum ensures that all pupils' needs are met. As a result all groups of children benefit from the coherent and relevant curriculum which promotes good outcomes.

 

Subjects covered in Key-Stage 1 (5-7), English, Maths, Science, Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music and P.E.

Subjects covered in Key-Stage 2 (7-11) English, Maths, Science, Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music, P.E. and Modern Foreign Languages - in our school we teach Spanish.

 

R.E. is taught following the Archdiocese agreed syllabus " Come and See".

 

Curriculum maps are sent to parents each half term to inform them of the topics their child is working on, to identify targets and state how parents can help at home. Our long term curriculum maps are also available -  they can also be accessed via the documents at the bottom of this page. 

 

High quality learning takes place, both academic and personal, through the memorable experiences and rich opportunities that our curriculum provides.

 

Throughout Key Stage 2 English and Mathematics are taught in groups, arranged by ability, within each year group. 

 

Assertive Mentoring is used to assess pupils' individual progress. Every week a Big Write is done from Y2 to Y6 to assess what children know at the start of a new genre and compare with how much they have learned at the end. Other genres are revisited in between to ensure all are covered throughout the year and enable children to maintain their knowledge, skills and understanding of writing in different forms.

 

The school has achieved the Silver quality Kite Mark in Reading for Pleasure.

 

The library has been reorganised and updated. It is now fully stocked with exciting, high quality literature. We have a new electronic library loaning system. The children are being encouraged to access the library as often as possible by logging their own books in and out. 

We have numerous reading schemes, such as Sails, Storybox, StoryWorld, Rigby Rockets, Rigby Star, Cambridge Readers, Oxford Reading Tree, All Aboard, Treetops and many more, which we use to encourage our children to read daily.

 

Phonics is taught using Letters and Sounds in Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage. Children are streamed into appropriate phonics and spelling groups so focused teaching can be provided.

 

Comprehension is taught through whole class, teacher led small groups and independent work. Guided reading is taught daily throughout the school at a higher reading level using exciting, quality reading materials to challenge the children.

If you have any  queries about what is taught please feel free to ask your child's teacher. If you have a query but do not have a child at our school, please contact the school office who will direct your query to the correct person. 

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