Curriculum Information

English

We follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study for English in KS1 and Development Matters in EYFS.

Reading

Reading is taught through decoding and comprehension. Both of these are developed at the same time to support children with reading.
Children are heard to read by an adult weekly using our book banded schemes until they reach purple books. Once they are on purple book bands or above we move to look at more whole class reading to develop the comprehension skills and expose children to a higher level text.
We have a range of reading schemes that we use to support reading in the school such as Oxford Reading Tree, Alien Adventures and Project X.

Phonics
Phonics is taught as discreet sessions across the school. In Reception children begin as a whole class and move to streamed phonic groups as appropriate. Across KS1 phonics is taught in streamed groups in Year 1 and this moves in to a SPAG focus when ready in Year 2.
We follow letters and sounds and use phonics play as a resource to support this. We regularly assess the children and adapt teaching and plan interventions accordingly.

Comprehension
Comprehension is taught through dedicated reading sessions as well as whole class reading.

Writing

The whole school follows the Talk for Writing approach by Pie Corbett. 

SPAG

SPAG is taught across Year 1 through the writing lessons and focuses on the key terminology the children need to know by the end of the year. In Year 2 the children have a dedicated SPAG session that focuses on teaching these core skills to support writing as well as it being part of the writing process. Weekly spellings are covered from Phase 6 to ensure spelling patterns are learnt.

Maths

We follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Maths in KS1 and Development Matters for EYFS.

Maths is taught through a mastery approach. All lessons start with a Real Life problem and the fluency, reasoning and problem solving are planned from this.
We use the White Rose Schemes of Work as a guidance to support planning.

Science

We follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Science in KS1 and Dveelopment matters for EYFS

RE and PSHE

We follow Surrey's Agreed Syllabus for RE and Jigsaw for PSHE as well as following our school values.  

Foundation Subjects

We have progression maps for all of our Foundation Subject that outlines the objectives we will cover in each Year Group.

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