Our vision is for our children to make excellent progress in their learning, develop their social and emotional skills, have high aspirations for themselves and strive to be the very best that they can be. We teach a thematic curriculum that develops knowledge and skills alongside each other and makes links across subjects to ensure learning is memorable and meaningful for our children. Our curriculum meets and exceeds the requirements of the National Curriculum and ensures a broad, balanced and thought-provoking curriculum from the early years through to the end of year 6.
In Maths we follow White Rose which is a mixture of systematic learning using concrete, abstract and pictorial methods. Our children enjoy the practical approach we have to maths and this approach helps to embed mathematical concepts, encourage problem solving skills and develop deeper thinking about how maths relates to the outside world.
In English we use Jonathan Bond's English Kit 2020 which is based on the 2014 Primary National Curriculum for English. It is divided into four key areas; Spoken Language, Reading, Writing and Transcription. We use this kit to plan, and assess English coherently and effectively, planning links to our school themes and class areas of interest. We provide varied and extensive writing opportunities that develop children's writing stamina, content, spelling and grammar. We share a whole school love of reading that is reflected in our children's enthusiasm to write for a range of purposes and audiences. Alongside this we follow the Schofield & Sims WriteWell Handwriting scheme across the school which is a systematic and consistent approach to develop fluent, legible and speedy handwriting. We believe in the importance of teaching correct letter formation as soon as possible.
In phonics we follow 'Letters and Sounds' and have a range of high quality reading books that enhance the teaching of phonics and develop children’s fluency and comprehension skills. The children read phonically decodable reading books that are appropriate for their phonics ability to share at home. For more guidance on reading and phonics please refer to the guides below.
Reading & Phonics
Curriculum Intent - Spring 2020
Maths and Number Methods
Below are links to the number/calculation methods that are used across the school.