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Curriculum

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

 

Our Curriculum

 

Our school provides a broad and balanced curriculum, rich in first hand experiences for all year groups. We aim to capture a desire to learn in all our pupils and encourage them to be motivated and eager, develop a sense of independence and work through challenges in all aspects of the curriculum. There is a mixture of approaches to learning including child initiated, structured teaching of whole class, groups and individuals, independent learning and a strong recognition of home learning. We provide an overview for each year group below:

As a school we have made developments to accommodate changes brought about by the introduction of the new curriculum in September 2014. Some work will evolve and develop as the year progresses.

Reading at our school

 

 

Throughout the school we use the government recognised phonics scheme called ‘Letters and Sounds’.
 
We have a range of reading material covering fiction, non fiction and poetry, all of which is organised in the Book Bands system. Books are taken home to share with parents, carers, siblings and other family members.
 
We similarly have a range of materials which we use for guided reading sessions across all classes throughout the school. These are also organised under the Book Bands system. These books however, do not go home, as we need to keep each set of six books available for anyone to use on a daily basis.
 
We actively encourage families to read with children at home and make use of the public library, where books can be borrowed for free. We have our own school library and children can take home two books of their choice every week, as long as they have returned books previously borrowed.

 

Mathematics at our school

 

Maths

 

 

 

 

 

 

We believe Mathematics helps children to make sense of the world around them. It teaches them to organise, reason, problem-solve and think in abstract ways. Mathematics in school prepares children to be effective and responsible citizens because it is fundamental to everyday life. We endeavour to ensure that children develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards Mathematics. We try hard to make the subject stimulating, contextual and fun so that the children develop confidence to try new things and take risks.
 
We aim to encourage children to:
  • Reach their full mathematical potential;
  • Be confident mathematicians, with a secure knowledge and understanding of the Mathematical content relevant to their stage of learning;
  • Develop mathematical language in order to explain their thinking;
  • Talk confidently, work collaboratively, sharing and discussing ideas;
  • Predict, question and estimate;
  • Record in a variety of ways, both visually and symbolically;
  • Initiate and investigate their own ideas;
  • Take risks and be unafraid to get something wrong;
  • Use a wide range of resources including computer programs, games and practical apparatus to help them access the curriculum.
 
In Year R, in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage Handbook we provide children with opportunities to practise and improve their skills in counting numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems, and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures
 
In Years 1 and 2 we teach using the New National Curriculum to ensure children become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, can reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems.
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