Reading and Writing
At St Edward’s, children are taught to read and write through a systematic synthetic phonics approach. Children are ability banded in phonics early on and progress through the different phonic stages. This approach to phonics continues through to KS2 for children who need extra support.
Our school has a reading scheme where books are banded in ability levels and once children reach a certain point, they transfer onto the Accelerated Reading programme which tracks their progress though an online quiz system.
Teachers follow a progression map for writing which includes the elements of composition, grammar and spelling.
At St Edward’s all teachers follow a progression map for maths which breaks the National Curriculum down into small achievable steps. It begins with the objectives set for EYFS, and then shows clear progression through to Year 6. The areas of learning are split into:
- Number and Place Value
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
- Fractions and Decimals
- Measures, Shape and Space, Statistics & Ratio
Teachers ensure that the key elements of maths are taught and practiced regularly. These are:
- Reasoning mathematically
- Problem solving
Children are taught the skills of science, history, geography, music, art, design and technology, PE, RE and PSHE across the year. A curriculum map is followed by teachers which ensures that the key skills in each subject are taught. The curriculum maps we follow are below:
Science Long Term Plan
History Long Term Plan
Geography Long Term Plan
Computing Long Term Plan and E-safety calendar 2017-18
Art & DT-Long Term Plan
R.E. Long Term Plan – SMSC links
We also ensure that our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education provides the children with opportunities throughout the year to celebrate different aspects of life. A calendar outlining these opportunities can be found here:
SMSC calendar for parents
If you would like further information about the curriculum, please contact Mrs Robinson.