Curriculum

Our children follow the National Curriculum and learn to read through the Letters and Sounds scheme. The National Curriculum has been revised and new content will be taught in all years from Reception through to Year 6.

Children attend collective worship every day and are addressed by visiting speakers as well as school staff. Every class takes an assembly on two occasions during the year focusing on an aspect of their year group curriculum in order to showcase their learning. Parents are warmly welcomed to these events.

Specialist coaching takes place every week for P.E. lessons. Religious Education is taught as a stand-alone lesson every week following the agreed Dudley R.E. Syllabus. French is taught for one lesson per week and Science lessons are timetabled to ensure full coverage of the Science programmes of study.

Classes study one topic per term engaging in weekly creative learning covering all subjects of the curriculum. In these lessons the curriculum is enhanced and expanded through educational visits, creative events and specialist visitors. The computing curriculum is taught once per week in the IT room (The Mill) and there is another session timetabled per week for each class so as to inter-weave computing skills with the rest of the curriculum. It is an opportunity for IT skills to be applied in the context of other subjects.

In Reception our children follow the revised Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

“The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.” (DfE 2013)

In Key Stage One the core subjects of English and Maths are taught in mixed ability whole class groups. Small group intervention programmes including First Class @ Number are delivered by teaching assistants to those children requiring extra support and these are in addition to whole class lessons.

In Key Stage Two the core subjects of English and Maths are taught in mixed ability whole class groups. Spelling, punctuation and grammar is also taught explicitly at Key Stage Two. Small group and individual intervention programmes, including Better Reading Partnerships and First Class @ Number 1 and 2, are delivered by teachers and teaching assistants to those children requiring extra support and these are in addition to whole class lessons.

Further curriculum information can be found within class or year group pages on the school website and by enquiring at the school office.     

More information about the National Curriculum can be found on the link below

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

 

 

Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Reception

All About Me

People Who Help Us and Plants

Under the Sea and Once Upon a Time

1 and 2

Penguins to Polar Bears

Time Travellers (Great Fire of London and Tudors)

Wish You were Here? Holidays Past and Present

3 and 4

The Flintstones (Stone Age and Iron Age)

The Italian Job (Romans)

 Our Fragile World (Rainforests)

5 and 6

Get Out Of Jail (Crime and Punishment)

Troy Story (Greeks)

 The Wild West (America)