We teach a topic-based curriculum on a two-year cycle. The whole school has a theme each term, and each class has a topic linked to that theme, around which most of their learning is based. There are some lessons which are taught more discretely, but we try to make links between areas of learning wherever possible, to make it more meaningful for the children and help them transfer their skills and knowledge between subjects.
We follow the National Curriculum for all subjects, which can be found here.
We follow the Surrey agreed syllabus for Religious Education.
We have a wide range of reading books in school and use book bands to help track the children’s progress. Information about the book-bands can be downloaded here.
Phonics and Spelling
Children in Key Stage 1 follow the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme for learning phonics, which consists of six ‘phases’.
Letters and Sounds information can be found here.
In Key Stage 2, children have daily Key Skills lessons which cover spelling, punctuation and grammar, in addition to their usual English lesson. If they need continued or additional support with phonics and spelling in Key Stage 2, this is provided through small group teaching and Support for Spelling work. It is planned based on assessment of individual needs using a range of different materials.
Support for Spelling information can be found by Clicking Here and our handout on how you can help at home can be found here.
We teach spelling rules according to the national curriculum for English, and in Key Stage 2 children also learn the spellings from the compulsory word lists for their year groups. The rules and lists for each year group can be found by Clicking Here.
Our teaching in maths is supported with many resources, including the use of Numicon to help develop children’s understanding of number concepts. Information about the use of Numicon to support learning in maths can be found by Clicking Here.
Our topic cycle and curriculum planning for each year group can be found on the relevant class webpages. Please click the links on the right to take you to the class pages.