Foundation subjects

As well as the core subjects of English, maths and science, we also teach the Foundation Subjects.  The Foundations Subjects are:-

 

Geography

History

Music

Art

Physical Education

Computing

Languages

Design Technology

Religious Education

PSHE/RSE

 

 

In each year group, we adopt a cross-curricular approach to learning and subjects are taught through an overarching topic each term.  Occasionally, as with RE, subjects may be taught discretely in order for them receive the focus they deserve rather than tenuous links being made.

 

Our curriculum is designed around a two-year cycle with all elements of the National Curriculum (2014) being taught within those two cycles.  The objectives are subdivided into key stage 1, lower key stage 2 and upper key stage 2 in order to ensure coverage and progression.  Each year, teaching staff then decide on three termly topics which encompass relevant objectives and ensure breadth and balance of all the subjects within the curriculum.

 

We believe that teaching objectives via a topic gives them relevance and interest. Children are also able to make links across different subjects and they know that their learning has both purpose and focus.  We also ensure that our planning and teaching encompasses horizontal links and progression within a year group as well as those that the children learn as they move to different year groups.

 

Although important, the National Curriculum is not the only educational experience that we offer to our children.  We aim to give them a much more rounded experience and a sense of their place in their locality and the wider world.  Within each topic, we teach a worldwide link and a global citizenship element in order to children to gain a greater perspective and understanding of the world in which they live.

 

Through all these cross-curricular areas we aim to ensure that we provide children with a caring, responsible and understanding attitude towards the world in which they live, their role in it and to the people with whom they will share it.  We spend a lot of time developing life skills and all children will experience a variety of activities so that they may develop the skills necessary to become successful members of society.

 

Our PSHE and RSE curriculum is specifically designed for pupils to develop an awareness and understanding of how our bodies and emotions change as we grow. Our policy is also aimed at raising self-esteem, developing skills of co-operation and independence and accepting responsibility.

 

  

Curriculum - parents and carers can find out more about our curriculum by reading our most recent Ofsted report and an additional report on high expectations in art, craft and design as part of a whole-school approach.

Phase 2 Letter Sounds

This video shows you the actions and sounds of each of the letters in Phase 2 of the Letters and Sounds curriculum.  Over the first term in FS2 we will be learning these sounds.  Use this video and the booklet given out at the pre-visits to help your child start their learning.

Phase 3 Letter Sounds

This video shows the next set of actions and sounds your child will be learning. Once your child is secure with Phase 2 letters, they will be given the next booklet to learn.  Use these once you have the Phase 3 Letters and Sounds booklet.

Please feel free to ask a member of staff if you have any questions about phonics.

Phonics Workshop - November 2018

Please follow the link below to view the powerpoint of the Phonics Workshop for parents and children of FS2.  

Phonics Power Point

Mathematics

Throughout numbers and shape, space and measure, children are expected to use and apply their knowledge to solve problems.  Please click on the following link where you will find further information on what we teach our FS2 children. Maths Workshop 2019