You will find details of our brand new and exciting curriculum for September 2015 under each year group tab below. Teachers have worked hard to produce plans which are exciting and interesting covering topics in creative and innovative ways. Our aim is to enthuse the children to learn and to enable them to become independent learners with a broad knowledge and skills base which will allow them to succeed here and in the future. We welcome support from home to enrich our curriculum and to support children in their learning.
Teachers will ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum programmes of study with respect to Maths, English and Science and, in addition, where it is appropriate teachers will further develop these subjects in their topic work so that children can show us how they can apply their knowledge and skills in a cross curricular approach.
We follow the Archdiocese ‘Come and See’ scheme for our Religious Education curriculum.
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum please speak to your child’s class teacher.
This year we continue to follow the Read, Write Inc scheme for introducing phonics to children. Children from Nursery start working on developing their understanding of phonics using Read, Write Inc. Once we have established a starting point the children across EYFS , KS1 and KS2 (where appropriate) split into groups and work daily with other children at the same Phase.
Read Write Inc., developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy. It is used by more than a quarter of the UK’s primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.
Each Read Write Inc. programme meets the higher expectations of the National Curriculum and uses effective assessmentto accelerate every child’s progress and prepare them for the 2016 National Curriculum Tests.
All children in Year 1 take part in the Goverment Year 1 Phonics test and those who do not attain the required score re-enter in Year 2.
We have 3 Speech and Language trained Teaching Assistants to support children in this area. One full time EAL Teaching Assistant supports children new to the language in developing their English and is supported one day per week by a Language Specialist Inclusion Teacher. 2 Teaching Assistants are trained to deliver maths intervention through the Numbers Count proramme.
The Government published the full National Curriculum 2014 which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum
or if you prefer to look at the requirements for each individual subject then these can be found by following the subject links below