Welcome to our CURRICULUM PAGE where you can find out what your child(ren) is learning in school. We are continue to work hard on developing a great and challenging curriculum for our school (we started this work in May 2020) 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:
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. If our year group mixes change, as our school grows, this overview will be adapted to make sure that all of our children have been taught the whole of the National Curriculum before they leave us in Year 6:
Our teachers have then taken this curriculum overview and developed their more detailed plans:
2021 – 22
PIPSTRELLE CLASS (YR and Y1)
Pipistrelle Terms 3 and 4 Curriculum – HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?
HORSESHOE CLASS (Y1 AND Y2)
Horseshoe Term 3 Curriculum – WHO MADE THE MOST DIFFERENCE (Term 4 to follow)
BARBASTELLE AND BRANDT CLASSES (Y3 AND Y4)
Brandt and Barbastelle Terms 3 and 4 Curriculum – THE VIKINGS – RAIDERS, TRADERS OR SETTLERS?
NATTERERS CLASS (Y5 AND Y6)
Natterer’s Curriculum Terms 3 and 4 Curriculum – WHERE IS SPACE?
PIPISTRELLE CLASS (YR)
Pipistrelle Terms 1 and 2 Curriculum
HORSESHOE CLASS (Y1 AND 2)
BARBASTELLE CLASS (Y3)
NATTERERS CLASS (Y 4, 5 AND 6)
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:
We supplement this with the use of the Ready to Progress materials to ensure that all children are ready for the next stage in their mathematical journey, by securing the core skills that they need to make progress. More information can be found here (although this is a resource aimed at teachers rather than parents):
We also use Number Sense to support our teaching of mathematical fluency….
…and Times Tables Rock Stars to help our children become fluent in their multiplication tables.
From September 2021, we have decided to start using the Letters and Sounds approach to phonics teaching which we feel is better suited to our school. We will be publishing more information about this here. Training for all staff is taking place on Friday 3rd September. Our new reading scheme, using Collins Big Cat Books will be coming home with the children’s from this term, and will reflect the phonics that the children are learning in school. We are working closely with the Mangotsfield Literacy Hub to support this development in our school.
We have decided to Use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds revised to support our teaching and the children’s learning, and more information about this can be found here:
Click on the link below to find out all about our approach to reading here at AAA
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.
We are using Letter Join to support our children’s handwriting development. There is more information about this here:
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 (again, aimed at teachers rather than parents):
PSHE and RHE
We use the Jigsaw Scheme of Learning for both PSHE and RHE.
Information on the Jigsaw Scheme can be found here:
Information on our NEW RHE curriculum can be found here:
Resources to support our curriculum
We use many resources to support our curriculum. These ensure that our teachers have everything they need to plan and teach an exciting, engaging and relevant curriculum that enables our children to learn and be truly academically fulfilled. A summary of these can be found here, but we are evaluating, changing and adding to these regularly: