The school aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum within a Christian atmosphere and a caring, stimulating and happy environment.
Our curriculum intent is to:
• offer exciting learning opportunities that will expand horizons, enthuse pupils and allow them to flourish.
• enable pupils to explore their curiosities and develop their independence.
• encourage high aspirations and personal resilience: embracing mistakes and challenges as part of the learning process.
• enable pupils to make positive contributions to their community and beyond.
We follow the National Curriculum which is a very challenging curriculum. We follow a theme-based curriculum with an emphasis on knowledge. We ensure that vocabulary and key concepts are built on and expanded as the pupils progress through the school.
Children in Foundation follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. In the academic year 2018/19, we made huge changes to our Foundation unit and bought a variety of new resources to support the children in learning after consultation with experts in the field. All children are assessed by an online assessment tool called 2build a profile. Phonics are taught in Foundation and KS1 using the Letters & Sounds programme. Our Reading Scheme in KS1 is the Oxford Reading Tree; Hero Academy and Alien Adventures. The books closely match the phonics level the children are working on.
If you have any queries about the curriculum your child is following, or to find out more please see your child’s class teacher or contact Mrs Beech in the office.
Each year group has their own long term plan, derived from the National Curriculum click here. Click on the correct link for your year group below. All year groups above foundation stage have a rolling two year cycle (called year A and year B on the documents below). This ensures that children in mixed year groups do not repeat work.
To see our daily timetable for all year groups, please click here.
We’re very excited to be starting a new system of teaching French in Key Stage 2 this term! We have done this to make French more fun and accessible for all our children. Language Angels lessons are taught using interactive PowerPoints. Clear, colourful images make sure lessons are memorable and the language being taught is embedded. The pre-recorded target language provided ensures excellent pronunciation from the children.
All Language Angels units have a fantastic range of self-correcting, fun and stimulating interactive games. They can be used by a single user or as a whole class. Whether it’s a language based quiz, a grammar game or sound and picture activities, fun and learning are guaranteed. Our interactive games stretch and entertain pupils. These games can be accessed remotely from home. Simply use these details to log in: Username: stwerbughs Password: stwerburghs
Songs and raps are provided throughout, to consolidate the language being taught. They really help cement the language in the children’s memories and ensure whole class participation.
The teaching methodology is based around whole class teaching and involvement. A variety of fun and challenging worksheets are used, differentiated by outcome.
Individual pupil learning and progression in the 4 key language learning skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) is monitored throughout each child’s language learning journey, with termly assessment to check on progress.