The Curriculum for Primary Schools underwent a significant change from September 2014. This Parents New Curriculum Guide produced by Rising Stars gives a fantastic summary of what this means to the children of primary school age across all the subject areas.
You can see how the curriculum is covered within each year group by clicking here.
The Jolly Phonics scheme is used to teach phonics in Reception and Key Stage 1. Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. The 42 letter sounds are taught through actions and progresses to blending the sounds together to form words.
We then introduce Jolly Grammar in Key Stage 1 to strengthen phonics knowledge and teach grammar and punctuation.
We do not follow a particular reading scheme as it is important for children to experience different styles of book, written by a wide range of different authors. Reading books in school are banded according to progression in phonics using the Institute of Education’s Book Bands for Guided Reading to group books appropriately.
At the start of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms, each class issues a newsletter with a summary of what the children will be covering by subject. We actively encourage parents and the local community to help with any aspect of the curriculum by sharing their knowledge, time or items of interest with us.