At this school we follow the new National Curriculum. This year, following discussion and research by teachers, we have taken a new more innovative whole school approach to how we present our curriculum offer to children and parents. As you will see from the topic webs, we start with a ‘Big Idea’ and lots of questions to inspire the children. We develop this further saying that ‘As mathematicians…’ or ‘As Scientists…’ to give the children a real sense of taking on a professional role. We cover a broad and balanced range of themes which we hope to expand over time. The Big Idea is the same for all classes to support family engagement across year groups. Learning in class is supported by Home Learning Projects rather than ‘homework’.
We teach phonics and spellings through ‘Letters and Sounds’ and 'No Nonsense Spelling'. We have a whole school focus this year on spelling, handwriting and presentation.