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Our aim is to provide a stimulating, varied and active curriculum. 

Children choose their own books within the ability colour bands which their teacher has allocated to them. Many of the Upper Key Stage 2 children will be able to choose free readers.

Guided reading sessions take place daily, where the children work in small ability groups on a shared appropriate text. Each session will have an assessment focus. Teachers, teaching assistants and parent and governor helpers will work with groups in rotation.

A full range of text types will be shared with the children in lessons and a class novel provides enjoyment, enrichment and a basis for discussion.

A written reading comprehension exercise will take place once a week in Discovery and Endeavour, with children given differentiated texts.

We expect our Key Stage 2 children to read independently and to record this but also to read to an adult or discuss their book every week day.

For more information regarding our curriculum, please see the class curriculum maps (above) or contact the school office.

Maths

We follow the new 2014 National Curriculum.

See our calculation policy

Phonics

Phonics is taught in Ark and Victory Class (Years R and 1) as an active and exciting daily learning session. The children are split into small groups and follow the Letters and Sounds Programme. Pupils then move onto No Nonsense Spelling to develop their spelling skills.

Reading in EYFS and Key Stage One

Children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are given books to take home and children are encouraged to read every night for a short period of time. The books they are given correspond to the phonics level they are working at, therefore applying their phonic knowledge to their reading. We hear the children read individually once a week, and an assessment is made each time.

Pupils move on to colour banded book in the library as soon as they are at an appropriate level. These books develop fluency and enjoyment of a variety of texts (e.g. stories, poetry, and information) 

Ark class has a reading corner where the children can choose and enjoy books independently. We always have a class story to read and enjoy with the children every day.

Reading

We model reading strategies for the children during English lessons and the children are given opportunities to develop these and discuss texts in greater detail during guided reading sessions.

We expect our children to read aloud or share a book with an adult every weekday and have this recorded in their Reading Record books.

We aim to nurture a love of literature in our children and we hold various events to encourage this; World Book Day events, book sales and 'pizza and pyjama story telling'.

Whole School Curriculum Overview

Spelling

The teaching of spelling follows the requirements set out in the 2014 National Curriculum and the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme. Children in Discovery and Endeavour take home a list of spellings at their own level to learn through the ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ method. They are tested on their spelling list and attempt to better their own score.

Reading in Key Stage Two

Children choose their own books within the ability colour bands which their teacher has allocated to them. Many of the Upper Key Stage 2 children will be able to choose free readers.

Guided reading sessions take place three times a week, where the children work in small ability groups on a shared appropriate text. Each session will have an assessment focus. Teachers, teaching assistants and parent and governor helpers will work with groups in rotation.

A full range of text types will be shared with the children in lessons and a class novel provides enjoyment, enrichment and a basis for discussion.

A written reading comprehension exercise will take place once a week in Discovery and Endeavour, with children given differentiated texts.

We expect our Key Stage 2 children to read independently and to record this but also to read to an adult or discuss their book every week day.

 
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