What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.
More information about the curriculum can be found in the Prospectus on the Welcome page.
Key Stage One follow the National Curriculum. For full details of the objectives covered in years one and two please see the National Curriculum document at the end of this section.
Mathematics is taught daily. Children are taught using a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach and they are encouraged to physically represent mathematical concepts. Objects and pictures are used to demonstrate and visualise abstract ideas, alongside numbers and symbols.
Concrete – children have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them to understand and explain what they are doing. These include everyday objects, counters, cubes, ten frames, numicon and base 10 apparatus.
Pictorial – Children build on this concrete approach by using pictures to represent objects. These representations can then be used to reason and solve problems.
Abstract – Children can then move on to an abstract approach using numbers and key concepts with confidence.
There are daily English lessons. Themes for writing are often from the topics below. Children read regularly in guided groups with an adult. There are also opportunities for children to read individually. Phonics lessons are taught at least four times a week.
Our phonics teaching follows the phases in the Primary National Strategy document called Letters and Sounds. We use a very active approach to the teaching of phonics. The lessons use the good practice from the Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC) Leicester.
Our reading books are levelled according to the Reading Recovery Levels. This means that the selection of books can be finely tuned following assessment of the child’s stage of reading. The books come from a number of schemes and sources including Reading Recovery, Oxford Reading Tree, Engage Literacy and Read Write Inc.
We aim to provide a stimulating and exciting curriculum, to challenge and develop the children’s knowledge and skills, building on their previous learning. Much of the Year One and Year Two curriculum is taught under the following topic headings:
|Pirates and Explorers||Amazing animals|
|How it works||Food|
|The Environment||The world around me|
For more information about any aspect of the curriculum and resources, please ask your child’s teacher (if your child is already in the school) or contact the school office.
Early Years Foundation Stage ( Nursery and Reception)
The Foundation Stage classes follow the curriculum guidelines in Development Matters.