We plan our learning opportunities through cross curricular topics. We take an immersive learning approach where we provide hands on experiences and opportunities to present and create a special project for each topic. We give our pupils opportunities to link their home learning to our topics. Pupils contribute to creating a classroom environment that represents the theme and showcases their learning.
If you would like more information on the school curriculum, please speak to your child's class teacher or the subject leader.
Download this assessment guide for more information or speak to our assessment leader Mr Matthew Gaughan.
For more information on how we teach British Values please click the links below
Learning for life
Respect and tolerance
Taking responsibility for ourselves and others
Approaches to Literature
We teach Phonics using the letters and |Sounds scheme a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills, with a range of resources including 'Jolly Phonics' to support this. We use a range of reading schemes and real books for individual pupil reading. Books are colour banded to support progression. Reading is taught through a combination of one to one reading, reading groups and class book studies. We have a group of enthusiastic and trained reading volunteers that support pupils with one to one reading and we expect parents to listen to their children read regularly at home. Class teachers are happy to advise parents on how to support their child with spelling and reading at home. Free resources for Letters and Sounds can be found at www.letters-and-sounds.com
We follow the Mastery Approach to teaching maths this means that children are introduced to maths concepts using physical equipment, we move onto using pictorial representation before working with abstract concepts. The focus is on ensuring all children have secure conceptual understanding before moving onto new learning. This does mean that we still stretch and challenge all pupils. Pupils who are more able in maths are given opportunities to extend their mathematical learning and experience a wide range of learning opportunities. Any pupils who find maths more difficult have planed support to ensure they progress.
Topic Overviews 2017-2018
Whole school overview
Class 1 - Autumn 1, Autumn 2, Spring 1,
Class 2 - Autumn Year 1, Autumn Year 2, December & Spring Year 1, December & Spring Year 2
Class 3 - Autumn 1, Autumn 2, Spring 1, Summer 1
Class 4 - Autumn 1, Autumn 2, Spring 1,
Class 5 - Autumn 1, Autumn 2, Spring 1, Summer 1