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We have embraced the new national curriculum and planned exciting topics for the children. We have a four year rolling plan for both Key stages. We constantly review and monitor our topics to ensure that they are relevant to the children in our school. A review is taking place in 2017 / 2018 where we are looking at how to demonstrate progress in the foundation subjects.
Mathematics is taught on a yearly rolling programme. English is a two year rolling programme.
PHSCE(Personal, Health, Social and Citizenship Education) will be covered on a three year rolling programme.
The Foundation Stage Curriculum covers the prime and specific areas of learning and works on a rolling programme to link in with the KS1 curriculum. To find out more about our curriculum and content, please contact the school office.
We work through the phases as outlined in Letters and Sounds and this continues into KS2 if children still need this.
We use book banding and have a range of different reading schemes in school that the teachers select for early readers and that match their phonological awareness. We also stock some home readers that follow the 'Look and Say' approach to reading. These are usually the Oxford Reading Tree books. These are used in conjunction with the other books as we realise some children learn to read in different ways.
In KS2 the book banding is still used until the children develop a higher fluency and higher level of comprehension. Children at this stage take home a 'free reader' that is selected by the class teacher.
Reading records are used to note down reading done in class and home. It is recommended that children read frequently at home. We suggest a daily diet of about 5-10 minutes with an adult.
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2