Curriculum Information

We strive to ensure that the children receive a broad and balanced curriculum that includes plenty of exciting learning opportunities to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills. The project overview (below) will give you a picture of the learning planned for this half term. The children in Key Stage One will be taught Maths, Reading and Writing appropriate to the abilities in their own class. Children will also have daily handwriting lessons using the school’s cursive handwriting scheme.

 

Class Rules

As a school, we follow the R time rules. They are: show good manners at all times, follow instructions with thought and care and care for everyone and everything. Children will be rewarded in various ways including team points, stickers and certificates presented in assembly.

 

Visible Learning

One area that we will be keeping you informed about this year is our 'Visible Learning' journey. Pupils are now familiar with the 'learning sails' which contribute to making a good learner.

They are:

  • resilience
  • tenacity
  • brave
  • challenge
  • question
  • curiosity
  • connect
  • self-aware
  • reflect
Please take the opportunity to ask your child what these mean and when they have demonstrated them.

 Phonics/Spelling

Phonics/spelling will be taught on a daily basis in ability groups. The emphasis will be on applying their phonic knowledge in reading and writing. Below is a list of the spellings that the children must know by the end of the year. Challenge your child to learn at least 3 of these each week.

 

Class Enrichments

The children in Key Stage One will be engaged in enrichment activities this year in order to support their learning. Each term, the Key Stage One team will plan opportunities that best match the learning in the classroom. This may include: enrichment days and trips. In order for trips to take place, we really appreciate and value parent help. 

 

PE

Please can you ensure your child has their PE kit at all times. All items, including the bag, need to be labelled. In Year Two for this half term, PE will be on Wednesdays. We will also be completing Wild Tribe on Monday afternoons so please ensure that Wild Tribe kits are in school every Monday.