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What is the curriculum?

 

Key Stage 1

Our Key Stage 1 class is called Acorns. In Acorns we follow the National Curriculum which sub-divides into:

 

Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Computing, Science, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music and Physical Education

 

We use the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme as our main reading scheme. This is supplemented with various other texts and real readers.  We use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics.

 

Foundation Stage

 

In our school the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is called Sunflowers. The EYFS curriculum is for children attending Nursery and Reception. The EYFS profile summarises and describes the children's attainment at the end of Reception Year. It is based upon Development bands and age appropriate stages of learning. Ongoing assessments and observations, which we record on Tapestry, form the basis for the profile summary. They are based upon three prime areas and four specific areas of learning.

 

The prime areas of learning                                                    The specific areas of learning

Communication and language                                                                               Literacy

Physical Development                                                                                         Mathematics

Personal, Social and Emotional Development                                                      Understanding the world

                                                                                                                          Expressive Arts and Design

 

The curriculum provides a wide variety of learning and achievement with an emphasis on learning through activities which are mainly practical. There are three learning characteristics of playing and exploring, active thinking and creating and thinking critically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here. If you have any questions about our curriculum or would like any further information please contact the class teacher.

 

Phonics

 

The school uses Letters and Sounds as a basis for phonics teaching. Our main reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree. This is supplemented with a variety of other books. We also use Jelly and Bean for more reluctant readers to give them a confident start.

Mathematics in our curriculum

Religious Education in our curriculum

Physical Education in our curriculum

Keeping safe is an important part of our curriculum

Key Stage 1 Planning

 

Key Stage 1 coverage is planned over a two year cycle as the class caters for both Year 1 and Year 2 children. This prevents unnecessary repetition of topics within the two years. Some areas will be covered more than once to ensure depth of learning. Please see the termly topic webs for more detail of what the children will be learning within their topics and how you can help at home.

 

 

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