Curriculum

Welcome to our new CURRICULUM PAGE where you can find out what your child(ren) is learning in school. We are currently working hard on developing a great and challenging new curriculum for our school and we will share this ‘work in progress’ with you, as it develops, here on our Curriculum Page.

We worked as a whole staff team to begin the planning and developing of our curriculum, including it’s intent, how this will be delivered and how we will measure the impact of this. You can read about this here:

Intent Implementation and Measuring Impact

Our curriculum is planned in themes which are posed as questions to answer. We have developed a curriculum overview of our themes which are based on a rolling programme to make sure that all of the children in our mixed age classes cover the whole of the National Curriculum during their time at our school.

Curriculum overview

Our teachers have then taken this curriculum overview and developed their more detailed plans for Term 1 and Term 2 2020 

Pipistrelle Terms 1 and 2 Curriculum

Horseshoe Terms 1 and 2 Curriculum

Barbastelle Terms 1 and 2 Curriculum

Natterer’s Term 1 and 2 Curriculum

Terms 3 and 4 plans will appear here once they have been completed, followed by plans for Terms 5 and 6

Maths

Our maths curriculum follows the White Rose planning and assessment programme. We, of course, adapt this for our particular classes, always taking into account our mixed age groups.

More information can be found here:

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/mixed-age-resources/

English

Phonics

We follow the Read Write Inc programme for teaching phonics in our school. Please see below for more information about how this works:

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/

There is also lots of information on the site about supporting phonics at home.

Reading

We have a levelled reading scheme in our school, containing a range of books from different published schemes. Children work their way up our reading levels until they are free readers, when they select their own from our class selections and our school library.

Progression in Reading – information coming soon

Writing

Children get many opportunities to write, both in English lessons and across the curriculum. We expect children to show us their very best in their writing in all written work, and this is reinforced by their teachers everyday.

AAA Writing Progression

RE

Our RE teaching and learning follows Awareness, Mystery, Value the agreed syllabus for BANES. There is a wealth of information on their website about this and the link is here:

http://www.awarenessmysteryvalue.org/

PSHE and RHE

We use the Jigsaw Scheme of Learning for both PSHE and RHE.

Information on the Jigsaw Scheme can be found here:

Jigsaw-Information-Leaflet-for-Parents-and-Carers-2020

Information on our NEW RHE curriculum can be found here:

RSHE-A-Guide-for-Parents-and-Carers-leaflet-2020 (2)