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Curriculum

An Outline of the New School Curriculum.

From Y1 to Y6 we follow the National Curriculum and we use the Cornwall INSPIRE planning. We teach through 4 week topics and follow a cross curricular approach. This enables us to give the children a wide range of experiences through their learning. We have many visitors, trips and make use of our wonderful grounds.


EYFS Curriculum
In the Reception class our curriculum is more fluid as we plan to follow the particular interests and to meet the needs of the children in the class each year. Themes are developed by the teachers to respond to things which motivate the children, or to encourage an interest in an area of learning which may be new to some of the children. Much of the children’s learning takes place in our large, dedicated outdoor learning space and we also make use of the extensive school grounds.


Maths Year 1 - Year 6
We follow the National Curriculum and we use White Rose to assist us with our planning and assessment. We are following the mastery approach where children develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving. In addition to our daily maths lesson, we also have dedicated time within the week to teach and practise the mental maths skills that are required for all children in each year group.

 

Literacy Year 1 - Year 6

Literacy lessons are taught daily and teachers follow the National Curriculum to ensure age related expectations are set. The topics covered within Literacy are chosen based on the ‘Inspire Curriculum’ scheme and include a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. More information about the topics being covered in your child’s class can be found on their class page.  

 

Phonics 

An important part of our literacy curriculum is the teaching of phonics. To support pupils with their reading and writing, we teach phonics every day in Reception and Key Stage 1. We follow a ‘whole class’ approach by where the children are taught age appropriate sounds and how to apply these alongside their peers. Activities completed in phonics lessons are differentiated to suit individual needs. We use a number of key resources to support our phonics teaching, including: the DfES ‘Letters and Sounds’ document, Cornwall’s ‘Giant Phonics’ scheme and also the ‘Phonics Play’ website. Links to these resources can be found below.

As children progress into Key Stage Two, reading and spelling is supported through the delivery of daily spelling lessons.  This is based on the National Curriculum. 

 

Letters and Sounds:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/190599/Letters_and_Sounds_-_DFES-00281-2007.pdf

 

Phonics Play

http://phonicsplay.co.uk

 

Reading

In terms of reading, when the children start Reception, they usually begin by taking home key sounds learnt in school and their ‘tricky’ words to practise. When they are ready, children will be given ‘Bug Club’ books to take home, usually in the middle of their Reception year. These relate to our phonics lessons and feature sounds that the children should know. After this, normally at the start of Year 1, children move onto our colour book band scheme. See below for information about the order of colours. When children are ready, they move from lime onto our ‘Easy Readers’ books, found in the library. It can take several years for children to get to this point. Your child’s class teacher will give you more information about the book band your child is reading within.

We also support reading in school by delivering regular guided reading sessions. We use a range of books within these sessions including ‘Project X Origins’ and ‘Oxford Reading Tree’ and real books.    

 

Book Band Colour Scheme Order:

Pink

Red

Yellow

Blue

Green

Orange

Turquoise

Purple

Gold

White

Lime

Easy readers

 

 

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