Curriculum

The core learning for all children involves daily lessons in the building blocks of all education reading, phonics/spelling, story-telling, handwriting, writing and mathematics. Due to our drive to provide the best possible learning opportunities for children, we use an approach called ‘Letters and Sounds’ to support our phonics teaching, taking into account the children’s individual needs to ensure the phase and teaching approach matches their requirements. Some of the main reading schemes we use for both KS1 and KS2 are: Phonics Bug, Bug Club, Rigby Star and Rigby Navigator, Oxford Reading Tree and Big Cat. However, these are all underpinned by our own approach to teaching reading which we call RIME. This abbreviation outlines the areas we believe form the foundations of children’s comprehension skills: Retrieval, Inference, Misconceptions and Explanation. All the learning is supported with personalized learning and weekly home learning tasks to ensure the learning can be extended and shared with adults outside of school.

Children have opportunities to learn about their world and become an active member of the school as Peer Mediators, Eco warriors, School Ambassadors and Sports leaders.

Our broader curriculum includes PE, Arts Modern Foreign Language and Humanities.. We use computing across all areas of learning and children use banks of laptops and ipads. Achievement is celebrated with parents and the community through performances, exhibitions and rewards.

We provide opportunities for children to have care and support before and after school and offer a range of after school clubs.

If you require details of our curriculum please look below for our schemes of work. We hold regular information sessions for parents/carers; please look at our Events section.

Talk for Writing

We will be sharing the stories and texts we are using each term. Click on the title for a copy of the script:


Term One Term Two Term Three Term Four Term Five Term Six
Reception Three Bears The Gingerbread Man
How to make a Christmas cake
Man on the moon text
Letter from Bob
Charlie's Walk The Enormous Turnip
Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Goats Came Marching
Year 1 We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Recount
Take a walk little bear
Persuasion
The Magic Porridge Pot
Instructions
Rumplestiltskin
Non chronological reports
The Three Little Pigs How the Tortoise Got its shell
Year 2 Peter and the Wolf
Explanation
The Gruffalo
Instructions
Flat Stanley
Recount
The Hunter and the Polar Bear
Non Chronological Report
How the World Was Made The Papaya that Spoke
Year 3 The Greedy Fox
Non chronological report
Lazy Jack and the Beanstalk
Explanation
The Iron Man
Persuasion
King Midas
Instruction
An adventure in Egypt
Recount
Joe and the Pirate
Report
Year 4 Kassim and the Greedy Dragon
Instructions
Zelda Claw
Recount
Why is the Sky so High Krindlekrax The King of the Fishes
Persuasion
One World
Year 5 Way Home
Recount Newspaper
The Door in the Mountain
Instructions
Stowaway
Persuasive Letter
Tudor Letter The Mystery of the Hare and the Moon
How Mars Was Formed
1066- The Year of Three Kings
Balanced argument
Year 6 Boy in the Girls' Bathroom.
Recount biography
Recount
Lion, Witch and Wardrobe
Discussion
Adventure at Sandy Cove Walkabout
Recount
Jabberwocky Water Babies
Non chronological report
Kensuke's Kingdom
Persuasive letter