Our school curriculum comprises of the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum; the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and other aspects that we consider to be important in preparing our children for the future and the wider world.
In Foundation Stage, children are provided with a range of opportunities to achieve the Early Learning Goals. See the Foundation Stage class page for further details of the curriculum approaches in Foundation Stage.
In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 we deliver discrete English and Maths lessons to ensure coverage of all aspects of the National Curriculum.
Discrete daily English lessons teach the skills of the National Curriculum for English. In order to meet the requirements of the new National Curriculum this will include a weekly GAPS lesson (Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling).
In every class there is a daily reading session. During this session children read and discuss together a range of texts. These texts are carefully chosen to allow children to develop their reading skills of retrieval, inference and character empathy and include language that will broaden and extend the children's understanding and range of vocabulary. In addition to discussion about texts children will develop their skills in providing high quality written responses to questions relating to what they have read. There will also be a weekly opportunity for children to read for pleasure. Parents / carers are welcome to join their child for this reading session to come and enjoy reading with their child.
Children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 have a daily phonics lesson to develop skills to support their reading and writing. To support us in planning and delivering phonics lessons we use resources from Phonics Play, Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics.
Phonics related links are provided below to help with your child's learning.
Discrete daily Mathematic lessons teach the skills of the National Curriculum for Mathematics.
The new Mathematics Curriculum is a mastery one, therefore we aim to ensure a deep understanding of the mathematical concepts taught. Key measures of this are the ability to reason mathematically and to solve increasingly complex problems and to do so with fluency. Therefore, there are regular opportunities for children to apply their maths skills to different problems within maths lessons and across the curriculum. This also allows our children to revisit, practise and consolidate different areas of maths and apply them within different contexts.
We also place great importance on children learning and becoming fluent in key mathematical skills, concepts and facts. This is key to building a secure foundation on which to build mastery knowledge. To enable our children to achieve this, each Key Stage completes a Big Maths session each week, where children practise and consolidate these skills.
Helping your child with Maths
Click on the links below to watch a short video explaining how we teach and use some of the calculation methods in our maths lessons.
- Adding on a number line
- Adding on a blank number
- Adding on a blank number line (adding tens in 1 step)
- Adding on a blank number line by bridging
- Adding by partitioning
- Expanded Column addition
- Column addition
- Multiplying by 10
- Simple grid method
- Complex grid method
- Short multiplication - expanded method
- Short multiplication - short method
- Long multiplication
- Counting back using a number line
- Counting on using a number line
- Subtracting by partitioning
- Subtracting using decomposition
Checking answers -
Estimating and checking answers
School username: windmill3
School password: divide140
Your child will then have their own unique personal username and password. if you are unsure of this, please speak to your child's class teacher.
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