Mainstream Curriculum

The school currently teaches from the National Curriculum that has been in place since 2014. The school has always adapted the National Curriculum in line with the needs of the children in the school, and in light of two major government initiatives, which are ‘Excellence and Enjoyment’ and ‘Every Child Matters’, this ensures that the children are delivered a high quality, rich and diverse curriculum. The topics listed in the documents below show the way that we currently use a thematic approach to deliver the National Curriculum. Hopefully this will enable you to support your children at home in their current and future topics. We have also listed some suggestions for websites that you might like to explore.

Teaching of Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Foundation Subjects

The following documents are curriculum maps that outline the different areas covered across whole key stages. Click on the name of the document to download it in .pdf format. 

Key Stage 1: English, Maths and Science
Key Stage 1: Foundation subjects
Key Stage 2: English, Maths and Science
Key Stage 2: Foundation subjects

Click here to download a useful document from Rising Stars that explains changes in the 2014 curriculum to parents of children in year 1 to 6, and is relevant to what we teach to each year group. 

Mathematics: Medium Term

We use a resource called Abacus Evolve for the teaching of maths across the school. For a more detailed yearly overview on each yeargroup's maths work, click on these links. 

Abacus yearly overview: Year 1
Abacus yearly overview: Year 2
Abacus yearly overview: Year 3
Abacus yearly overview: Year 4
Abacus yearly overview: Year 5
Abacus yearly overview: Year 6

Literacy: Medium Term

Literacy is taught both discretely and though cross-curricular topic work. Click here to see overviews of literacy medium term plans.

Key Stage 1: Years 1 and 2
Lower Key Stage 2: Years 3 and 4
Upper Key Stage 2: Years 5 and 6

Reading Scheme

We currently use a mixture of reading schemes to teach reading across the school. The 'Read Write Inc' phonics programme is introduced to children when they first enter reception, and they can continue to access the related books and resources into Key Stage 2 if needed. 

If you would like to look at a Powerpoint Presentation explaining the rationale behind 'Read Write Inc', please click here. 

The children work through sets of home-school 'readers' which come from a mixture of schemes including Rigby Star and Project X. For more information on the way we teach reading, please see the 'Tips for Helping at Home' section within the 'Parents' menu. (Click here to access directly). 

Documents outlining topics for 2016-17 (foundation subjects)

Key Stage 1: Years 1 and 2
Lower Key Stage 2: Years 3 and 4
Upper Key Stage 2: Years 5 and 6
PSHE, SMSC, SRE, Health and Wellbeing and RE (Whole School)

Useful Websites

http://www.usborne.com/quicklinks/eng/?loc=uk Search for any topic or area of the curriculum, and this website links to other sites where you can find out more. A really helpful resource.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education This is the main homepage for the BBC Bitesize resource, which contains engaging information and activities on a whole range of subjects relevant to the Primary curriculum.