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Stratton School Curriculum - Y1-6  

 

At Stratton school, we follow a succinct plan based on the 2014 National Curriculum.  We teach topics termly or half termly, with elements of both cross-curricular work and subject specific.  We aim for a broad and balanced curriculum, valuing every subject.  We aim to be creative and memorable whilst providing rich opportunities for the children to ensure ‘successful learning in a happy environment.'  Our curriculum is enriched with visitors, educational visits and our wonderful grounds.

 

PSHE, RSE and SMSC is taught discretely as well as threading through the heart of our school.  We ensure our children at Stratton Primary School experience purposeful social situations in preparation for them becoming citizens of the future.

 

The school uses a scheme of work to deliver the following subjects:

 

Music   - Charanga  (as well as other music resources)

DT – Projects of a Page  (DT association)

PSHE – Go givers and Cornwall Curriculum

PE – Arena

 

EYFS Curriculum


In our EYFS Reception unit (Chestnut classes) our curriculum follows the EYFS framework.  The learning 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

 

In maths, we follow a mastery approach where children become competent and resilient mathematicians. Children have daily practice of arithmetic skills separate to their main maths lesson. We follow a scheme called White Rose to assist us in our planning alongside making our own adaptions to cater for the children’s needs and adding enriching activities.

Mastery is a combination of the following three areas:

  • Fluency – to develop the fundamentals in mathematics (number facts, times tables, etc) to apply these regularly at speed in a variety of situations through frequent practice.
  • Reasoning – the ability to explain and justify their approach to solving a range of problems, using mathematic language appropriately to prove their understanding.
  • Problem Solving – to apply both their fluency knowledge and understanding of mathematical vocabulary to solve increasingly more complex problems. This may require them to break a problem down into smaller steps and persevere until they reach a solution.

A typical maths lesson would begin with a fluency element with children progressing onto reasoning and problem solving activities. At the end of a block of lessons, children complete an assessment reviewing their fundamental understanding of concepts. Once a term, children are assessed on both their arithmetic and reasoning and problem solving skills.

 

English  

 

Every element of English is an integral part of all Stratton School life – spoken language, reading and writing.  We recognise the importance of learning to read and its impact on a child’s learning journey through school.

When pupils join the school, they begin to learn to read straight away in Reception following the RWI (Read, Write, Inc) programme.  This continues through year 1 and some of year 2 for most pupils.  Once a pupil has completed the RWI programme, they move on to English Learning sequences, as the rest of the school. In addition, they start to read books from our library based on the Accelerated Reader programme.

 

Further information can be found on our English policy.

RE

The school follows the Cornwall RE syllabus which is planned on a two year rolling programme.

PSHE (inc RSE) and SMSC

 

Our curriculum is formed by combining The Cornwall Curriculum, Go-Givers (scheme of work) and additional resources for specific areas.  A comprehensive curriculum map outlines our coverage.

SMSC threads through the very veins of Stratton Primary School.  The following document outlines how.

Curriculum information and key documents

 

The school has devised several documents to support the curriculum.  Some aspects are subject to change. 

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