As of September 2014, a new primary curriculum came into force. All classes follow the new curriculum and to view the contents click on the link below. The programmes of study for English (spelling), maths and science are set out in year groups. The statutory requirements for foundation subjects (the other subjects) are set out as content which must be taught during each key stage. RE does not have a "national curriculum" but it is a subject which must be taught. The coverage in RE can be found by clicking on the RE link below.
Regular reading ensures the skills needed to decode challenging texts are practised, and comprehension skills required for understanding texts developed. Regular reading increases confidence when tackling new and challenging texts and allows children to effectively access the curriculum, as well as a wider range of literature.
In school, every child undertakes guided reading. This is an opportunity for children to read with the teacher directly, in depth, on a text which may be more challenging for them. Reading in these sessions focuses not just on decoding skills (working out what the letters, sounds and words say) but also on comprehension - understanding what they read does not always come naturally to children and huge amount of time in guided reading is placed on ensuring children know and understand the language, context, character feelings etc. in their book. children of all abilities are engaged and challenged. Supplementing our reading with books other than those in the schemes is vital, therefore we aim to have a library collection that is both well stocked and current.
Oxford Reading Tree is the main reading scheme used throughout the Foundation and Key Stage 1 phases, though we also draw upon other schemes to ensure breadth, interest and challenge. Key Stage 2 has access to a range of schemes that ensure children of all abilities are engaged and challenged. Supplementing our reading with books other than those in the schemes is vital, therefore we aim to have a library collection that is both well stocked and current.
Log onto www.oxfordowl.co.uk, Magic Key (BBC) and www.magickeys.com wesbites to help in supporting your child's reading.