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Curriculum

In our Foundation Stage classes - Ladybirds and Owls - the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. In Key Stage 1 - Hedgehogs and Squirrels - and in Key Stage 2 - Foxes, Badgers, Falcons and Skylarks - the children follow the English National Curriculum.

Our school uses the Cornerstones Curriculum in all classes. This links to the Early Years Curriculum and to the National Curriculum through cross-curricular imaginative and creative topics. Details of each term's topics are given in class letters at the beginning of each term. Noticeboards outside each classroom also give information about the focus each week.

Topics are year group specific and are chosen to ensure full coverage of the Early Years and National Curriculum and to engage the children. They include: Frozen Kingdom; Darwin's Delights; Blood Heart; Off with her Head; Scrumdiddlyumptious; Traiders and Raiders; Burps, Bottoms and Bile; Towers, Tunnels and Turrets, Muck, Mess and Mixtures; Moon Zoom; Why do you love me so much; Why can't I have chocolate for Breakfast.

We place great emphasis on the development of reading, writing and mathematics. We use Phonics Bug to support our phonics teaching. In Owls class the children also benefit from using Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics.

In September 2017 we introduced the Maths scheme "Maths No Problem" for Key Stages 1 and 2 to ensure progression, the development of key skills and solid understanding.

We use the "Talk for Writing" approach to develop a love of language, to support the development of fluent writing skills and also to support the correct use of punctuation.

In September 2017 we introduced the "Jigsaw" scheme throughout the school to support Personal Development, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development and an understanding of British Values.

 

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