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Curriculum Planning

 

Teaching in the school uses a cross curricular approach involving the children in planning and creating their own learning journey based on a given theme. Children are involved in the selection of the themes for each year group ensuring that the curriculum caters to their interests and needs. In order to enhance the curriculum the children take part in various educational visits, for example we have visited places such as Attingham Park, Cosford Aerospace Museum, Blue Planet Aquarium and Techniquest. The school also has various visitors who are invited in to enhance the children's learning for the current topics, these include theatre companies, storytellers, musicians etc.

Phonics

Phonics is recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read and spell.  Across the school children are taught phonics daily using the National Letters and Sounds programme supported by Jolly Phonics materials. In KS1 children use Phonics play and Spelling play programs to enhance learning.

Words are made up from small units of sound called phonemes. Phonics teaches children to be able to listen carefully and identify the phonemes that make up each word. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words.

In phonics lessons children are taught three main things:

GPCs

They are taught GPCs. This stands for grapheme phoneme correspondences. This simply means that they are taught all the phonemes in the English language and ways of writing them down. These sounds are taught in a particular order. The first sounds to be taught are s, a, t, p.

Blending

Children are taught to be able to blend. This is when children say the sounds that make up a word and are able to merge the sounds together until they can hear what the word is. This skill is vital in learning to read.

Segmenting

Children are also taught to segment. This is the opposite of blending. Children are able to say a word and then break it up into the phonemes that make it up. This skill is vital in being able to spell words.

Subject Overviews

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 Computing Overview.pdfDownload
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 French Overview.pdfDownload
 Geography Overview.pdfDownload
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Reading

Reading is encouraged through all aspects of the curriculum, and the school has various reading schemes which are used in guided and independent reading. Our reading books have been carefully chosen to ensure they are phonically decodable and are carefully matched to pupils' developing phonic knowledge. All children in school have their own login for Bug Club our online reading scheme, which includes tasks to develop decoding and reading comprehension skills,

Please speak to your child's class teacher if you would like further information about the curriculum.

 

English

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 Year 1 English Objectives.pdfDownload
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 Years 3 & 4 English Objectives.pdfDownload
 Years 5 & 6 English Objectives.pdfDownload
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Maths 

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 year_1_overview.pdfDownload
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 year_4_overview.pdfDownload
 year_5_overview.pdfDownload
 year_6_overview.pdfDownload
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