Each year group has their own blog, where you will see details about what your child is learning in class. The year group blog will be updated regularly. If you would like to find out more about what your child is learning in class, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher.
Each half term the whole school focuses on a different topic to help us deliver our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) education programme. In 2018/19 our whole school focus topics will be Black History, Disability History, Women’s History, Mindfulness, Love our Planet and LGBTQ+ History. These topics will be taught through cross curricular lessons; parents and family members will be invited into the classrooms at the end of each term so that the children can share the work they have carried out on these topics.
Nursery and Reception
We follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage which sets out the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years. You can find information for parents on the Foundation Years website. We use Development Matters to help plan, assess and observe children in order to support their development. At the end of the Reception year we carry out a statutory assessment of all children using the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. The results of this assessment are reported to parents and carers at the end of the year.
We teach phonics using the Sounds Write scheme.
We do plan around topics in Reception and Nursery, and we also follow the children’s interests and develop learning themes from them. We also join in with the whole school focus areas each term using age-appropriate activities.
The Nursery and Reception staff are always happy to talk to you about your child’s learning, so if you have any questions please ask. Homework is introduced in Reception which is usually an activity for parents and carers to carry out with their child. Children are also expected to practise phonics and reading every week at home. Children earn merits if their reading diary is regularly updated by their parent or carer.
The Nursery and Reception staff keep detailed profiles of each child which are available for parents and carers to look at during termly Parents Evenings.
At the start of Year 1 we introduce the National Curriculum gradually. This is to give the children a smooth transition into Year 1 with the structure of their day similar to that in Reception. Children are set ambitious targets and are taught in differentiated phonics and maths groups so that they can continue the excellent progress they made in Reception. Here is an overview of what will be taught in Year 1 this year.
In Year 1 we continue to expect children to read regularly with an adult at home every week. We also expect children to practise their phonic sounds and maths skills.
At the end of Year 1 children are tested on their phonic knowledge using the statutory Year 1 Phonics Screening Test. The results of this are reported to parents and carers at the end of the year.
We teach phonics using Letters and Sounds.
In Year 2 children follow the National Curriculum. Here is an overview of what will be taught in Year 2 this year.
In Year 2 we continue to expect children to read regularly with an adult at home every week. We teach phonics using Letters and Sounds.
At the end of Year 2 children children are assessed using statutory tests and tasks in reading, writing and maths, along with the teacher’s assessment of their work in class. The results of these assessments are reported to parents and carers at the end of the year as part of their end of year report.
Year 3 to Year 6
In Years 3 to 6 children follow the National Curriculum. Please click below for a yearly overview of what will be taught in each year group this year.
At the end of Year 6 children children are assessed using statutory tests and tasks in reading, writing and maths. The results of these tests are reported to parents and carers at the end of the year with the child’s end of year report.