This details what is taught from Year 1 to Year 6 in all subjects.
Please find below the curriculum maps that our staff have planned for the 2015-16 academic year.
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 1 Phonics
We follow the Read, Write, Inc. Phonics scheme- http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/programme-resources/
Levels are determined by the class teacher. Children have the opportunity to choose their own reading book from the class library. We follow the ‘Power of Reading’ approach to teach reading.
Key Stage 2
We follow the ‘Power of Reading’ approach to teach reading.
Homework in Key Stage 2
In KS2, we aim to issue the following homework weekly :
Literacy or topic-based research
Reasoning (optional for Year 5 only)
We expect all children to read every night in Lower Key Stage 2 and at least 3 times a week in Upper Key Stage 2 to an adult. We focus a great deal on understanding the content of what is being read; asking a variety of questions about te content in order to ensure the children gain a full understanding of the plot, characters and themes.
While no formal homework is issued during the holidays, we encourage ongoing timestable practice and as much reading as possible. Occasionally, children may be asked to do informal research for a new topic.
The amount of homework could vary and this will be particularly noticeable when we are preparing the children for the Year 6 SATS tests.