for the current list of Curriculum Responsibilities and Subject
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Curriculum Map for 2016-2017
SCHOOL CURRICULUM AND CLASS ORGANISATION
organised in year groups. Each class is organised into ability
groups for Maths and English and mixed ability groups for other
subjects. There needs to be order and discipline in the
classroom. There are skills that the child needs to acquire and
these skills are more easily learned within a structure
proceeding by stages, relating to what has gone before and what
is to follow.
achievement of goals is important. Teachers use a variety of
teaching methods ensuring that children are motivated and that
their learning is aimed at understanding and not simply
given and are expected to complete on time formal homework.
and See’ Programme forms the basis of the religious teaching within
the school. This programme involves parents who are the first
educators of their children. Class assemblies, Class and School
Masses, for the children and their parents, are means used to
organise the life and worship of the school and through which we
strive to link R.E. to the home in order to form a caring,
ability to read opens the door to knowledge, great stress is put
on reading and other Literacy skills.
access to a wide range of material using a structured approach,
so that all children get the help they need at each stage of
development. Children are encouraged to listen, to read and
write for a variety of purposes, and in a variety of ways, to
develop the appropriate vocabulary, appreciation of ideas and an
attitude leading to confidence, enjoyment and enthusiasm for
practice in the motor skill of handwriting is necessary. The
aim is a good legible hand and a style that comes easily.
Children are provided with regular handwriting practice.
Our aim in
language teaching is for every child leaving our primary school,
having enjoyed their years here, to be able to read fluently and
with understanding, able to write and enjoy writing, and to be
articulate and at ease with people they meet. The school uses
the National Literacy Strategy Framework for teaching English.
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mathematics, knowledge of number combinations, order, pattern
and concepts of space, time, estimations and the understanding
of principles help a child to think logically and
systematically. At all stages skills and concepts are related
to a variety of practical examples and situations.
natural numbers - place value, computation, fractions, money,
decimal fractions, length, weight, shape, angles, graphical
representation, time, sets, plans, area, symmetry, volume,
percentages, number basis, measuring temperature, surface,
solids and problem solving.
revision both oral and written is required, and to vary the
approach other aspects of number work may also be introduced.
In years 5 and
6 children are taught in 3 groups across the year group (top and
2 parallel groups).
uses the National Numeracy Strategy for teaching mathematics.
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Science is concerned with a fuller understanding of the
world we live in. We aim to develop skills and positive
attitudes in our children by developing their understanding.
Where possible we try to ensure that learning is a first hand
practical activity where questioning is encouraged and
experiences in science can be given either through a purely
science-based topic or through a wider topic approach, where
science is integrated with other subject areas whilst studying a
Our aim can be
fulfilled and our objectives reached through carefully and
progressively developing skills and understanding and by
fostering attitudes and working towards a core of knowledge.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
The school has
a computer suite where ICT lessons take place. In addition each
classroom has two computers, which are linked to the school
network. The school is well equipped with various software to
address the teaching and learning needs of the ICT and also
other subjects which are taught using Information and
Communication Technology. The children are taught to become
confident in the aspects of information technology such as word
processing, presentations, spreadsheets, database, graphics, and
modelling and control.
The school has
a policy defining the pupils’ use of the internet and use of
e-mail. The school requires all parents to sign its home-school
given opportunities to develop an awareness of the past and of
the ways in which it is different from the present. They are
taught about important events, episodes and developments in
Britain’s past, from Roman to present times, about ancient
civilisations and the history of other parts of the world.
given opportunities to develop geographical skills and knowledge
through the study of their locality and contrasting localities.
They are taught to use atlases and maps to build up a knowledge
of physical geography, to investigate climates and seasonal
weather patterns as well as learning about aspects of human
settlements and changes to the environment.
given opportunities to express their ideas and responses in
drawing, painting and collage. Artwork is used by children to
illustrate other aspects of their curricular work and to display
that work to its full advantage.
given opportunity to explore their musical talents in a variety
of ways. The pupils musical experience and knowledge, as well
as their application, is developed using instruments and songs
from different cultures, styles and traditions. They are
encouraged to perform with others, to compose and communicate
musical ideas and to listen and develop an understanding of
music from different times and places. All children in year 3
and 4 have regular recorder lessons. Music making and singing
also takes place during assemblies and liturgies. Instrumental
tuition in various instruments is available on a voluntary basis
at school. Parents are required to pay for the instrumental
encouraged to join the school choir and those who play
instruments, the school orchestra.
aims to encourage a lifelong enthusiasm for sport while
promoting the physical and social benefits of exercise.
Children are encouraged to develop team work and enjoyment of
sporting competition, together with a sense of fair play.
Through physical education children are guided to develop such
personal qualities as co-operation, self-esteem, confidence,
tolerance, empathy and perseverance. The sporting facilities
include a well equipped hall, football pitches and netball
courts, playing fields and a 20 metre covered and heated
EXTRA CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES
activities take place before and after school or during the
lunch hour. Information on school clubs are provided
and also in the school’s newsletter
at the beginning of each term about clubs and activities