Curriculum Plans 2014 and beyond!
Our curriculum plans have been devised with a creative approach in mind with links made to cross curricular learning where possible.
Learning styles, outdoor learning, children’s interests, our locality, our place as a church school and the “What if” learning approach have been considered when revising our plans fully to meet the requirement of the 2014 National curriculum.
Years EYFS, 1 and 2 are now single form entry so topics will run on a yearly basis.
Years 3/4 and 5/6 are currently vertically grouped and therefore run a 2 yearly rolling programme.
Reading is taught using a specific reading approach using book banded books from a variety of schemes and real books.
Phonics is taught from letters and sounds and is supplemented by the City scheme and phonics play online resources.
Spelling is taken directly from the spelling appendix of the National curriculum 2014.
In key stage 1 Maths is taught using materials from Maths no problem and is supplemented using NCTEM maths and White rose maths. In key stage 2 Maths planning is based on materials from White Rose, using Maths No Problem and NCTEM resources to support learning. See also a copy of our curriculum overview.
In RE we follow the 2015 Agreed syllabus for Nottinghamshire “RE for all”.
In addition, the school has a comprehensive scheme of work for PSHE, sex and relationships education. Both are taught in accordance with guidelines issued by the Nottinghamshire Local Authority and approved by the Governing Body. Sex and Relationships Education is linked to the study of Life Processes and Living Things in science. Parents are informed when specific sex education is being planned and may exercise their right to withdraw their child if they wish. They may also view the materials used in advance. In addition, children’s questions about sex are answered frankly by the teachers with due regard to the child’s age and maturity.
EYFS 2016 Phase Curriculum Overview