Curriculum

English Reading

In EYFS and KS1, we teach a four-part phonics session every day based on Letters and Sounds. We  build up pupil fluency through 1:1, group and whole class sessions, before focussing on  comprehension and inference skills. We use a range of reading materials to teach reading, including:  Oxford Reading Tree, ​Rising Stars, Comics for Phonics, Decodeables, Lions Good News Bibles and Internet sourced texts.

In KS2, we use Peason's Bug Club comprehension scheme which focusses on 8 key reading skills based on one key text for the whole class. These key skills can be found here. Pupils access the texts in a variety of ways, by reading in independently or with a partner/group, listening to another read or listening to a recording. 

Click the link to see a model week
following the Bug Club scheme: 

English Writing

In EYFS and KS1, pupils write to entertain and to inform. All writing is based on a story that the pupils are reading at home or in school. Each unit of work lasts for a maximum of three weeks and includes Talk for Writing elements so that pupils have the chance to rehearse, map out and talk about their writing before indepently creating their own piece.

In KS2, we use teach writing around 4 themes. These are writing to entertain, to inform, to discuss and to persuade. In each unit, pupils will focus on different writing genres, incorporating the relevant text, grammar and punctuation  features. Pupils will be taught spellings explicitly, making links to their writing unit wherever possible. Writing is often linked to Bug Club Comprehension scheme .

Maths

We use the White Rose scheme through the school, supported by Maths No Problem, to deliver our Maths Curriculum. The scheme is based on Mastery principles which incorporated fluency, reasoning and problem solving concepts.

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Bug Club Model Week
Reception
Year 2
Year 4
Year 1
Year 3
Year 5
Year 6