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Our curriculum continues to ensure that our children’s learning is both meaningful and benefits from a specific focus on the core requirements of the English and mathematics curriculum.

We aim to be innovative in our practice to provide contextualised, stimulating learning opportunities which allow all our children to access learning.

 

Early Years (Nursery and Reception)

We follow the 'Letters and Sounds' guidelines for teaching phonics and reading.  This is supported by resources from Jolly Phonics, LCP Phonics and Oxford Reading Tree. We also use the Early Years Outcomes guidance to assess the children and plan their next steps in learning. This is split into stages represented by letters.

 

Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6)

We follow the National Curriculum (2014). We use a program called 'Assertive Mentoring' to help us deliver the National Curriculum in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. This splits the curriculum into 'Stages' and gives a really clear focus for making progress through working on specific objectives. Children are put at the centre of their learning through this approach, and are supported to take ownership of their own 'Next steps' in learning. This motivates the children to succeed and to see how to improve their learning skills.

The 'Assertive Mentoring' program is supplemented with the use of 'Letters and Sounds' guidelines for teaching phonics and reading in Year 1 and Year 2.

We teach other subjects through a variety of exciting and inspiring themes or 'Topics', which give pupils to opportunity to develop their skills in other curriculum areas as well as to challenge themselves to take their learning further.

We also employ a number of specialist teachers who provide pupils with even greater opportunities to master skills in subjects such as art, music and P.E.