Curriculum

Curriculum

We aim to offer a rich and diverse curriculum at Seagrave Village Primary School. We have fully embedded the National Curriculum and have a range of enjoyable topics taking place across all year groups. We accept that English and Maths are very important and that they underpin much of the rest of the curriculum, but we want to ensure that we allow our pupils to develop a wider range of skills and interests.  All children and classes are different, and as professionals we always try to use the most appropriate methods, in the most appropriate setting – which is not necessarily in the classroom!

 

Phonics

We teach phonics using the Ruth Miskin scheme to all our EYFS class and Year 1 children.  We compliment the scheme with a range of phonic banded books from different providers, online phonic games and continuous provision. Occasionally one or two pupils in year 2 will join phonics sessions for consolidation and closing the gap activities.

Reading Scheme

Our school reading scheme has been developed over the last two years and consists of  banded books from pink band to KS2 black band as well as phonic banded books to support our phonic programme. The books have been selected from several schemes (ORT, PM, Big Cat, Rigby Star, Rapid reading) as well as non-scheme books. The pupils can choose a book at their band and books are changed throughout the week. The scheme consists of a variety of different reading books but are based around the PM reading scheme. Each child is assessed through PM benchmarking before progressing onto the next band to ensure good fluency and comprehension.

Organisation of the Curriculum

All classes have four lessons of Maths and English each week, as well as reading lessons and GPS on a daily basis. The rest of the days are organised into topic areas which are taught through a knowledge and skills approach, topics change termly or half termly. In EYFS the topics change more regularly.  We do not directly teach English and Maths on a Friday (Freestyle Friday).  This time is used to delve deeply into foundation subjects such as Art, DT, Geography and History.  Friday is also used for science investigations which may take a full day from planning to conclusion and then write up.

We employ a specialist music teacher who teaches Music lessons to children in Years 3 and 4 during the Spring term. At the end of their learning it is hoped that some of these children will continue to pursue music through the rest of their education. The younger children enjoy music in their classes.  All of the children have access to computing and this is delivered through a range of subjects (using our range of laptops and iPads). The classroom teaching and learning is further enhanced by interactive screens which are used by the teachers and the pupils. In addition, we ensure all of the children have a rich and broad curriculum, which is centred on developing and acquiring new skills and knowledge through a variety of subjects, such as; Science, Geography, History, Design and Technology, Art, PE, RE and PSHE/RSE.

Further enhancement is ensured through residential trips in years 5 and 6. These trips give the children valuable learning experiences that can’t be replicated on site at school. In addition to residential trips, we offer an extensive range of day visits to places of interest throughout each year. This might include; The National Space Centre, Stratford upon Avon and Manor Farm just to mention a few.
For more information about our schools curriculum please contact Mrs K Litchfield Headteacher

 2014 National Curriculum

Seagrave Village Primary School Curriculum

 

Curriculum Topic Overview