Primary Curriculum & Phonics
The broad and balanced primary curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum and enables children to develop skills, concepts, knowledge and experiences, which prepares them for future learning and life. The curriculum provided allows and encourages children to demonstrate their learning in different ways as evidenced through photographs, posters, models, presentations and performances.
The curriculum is organised into cross-curricular topics (see topic cycle for KS1 and KS2 below), which enable children to apply core curriculum learning in a meaningful context. There is also subject teaching of English (phonics, spelling, grammar, handwriting and reading), Maths, RE, PSHE, PE, Modern Foreign Languages, Art and Computing.
Where appropriate pupils also have access to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. The enable pupils to learn and explore through practical and play based experiences.
Primary children have access to a wide range of reading materials with the core-reading scheme being Oxford Reading Tree.
The school follows the phonic progression in the National Curriculum and uses the Letters and Sounds scheme and other resources, which may better meet the learning needs of individual children eg Jolly Phonics. Sounds Discovery and ARROW are used as intervention programs.
All pupils who join us are set baseline assessments, which inform individual planning and bespoke target setting. Learning Ladders is used to track pupil progress which enables teachers to plan lessons, which meet the needs of every child.