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National Curriculum

Read Write Inc. (RWI) Phonics

At Gossops Green Primary we teach early reading through the lively and vigorous teaching of synthetic phonics (children learn to blend sounds to read whole words). The programme begins in Reception as the children start school and ends when the children are fluent and confident readers and able to recognise the 44 sounds in the English language and the many ways of spelling these sounds (e.g. ay/ai, oy/oi). Because the English language is not just made up of ‘phonic’ words, we also teach the children how to recognise and read ‘non-phonic’ words (e.g. the, said, could).

Reading Scheme

Our main aim is to give the children the reading skills to be able to read independently and for enjoyment. To support this development, we have a main reading scheme called ‘Big Cat’ (published by Collins) which offers the children a chance to read a mix of fiction stories, playscripts and poetry and non-fiction books with facts and different sorts of layouts.  The ‘Big Cat’ scheme starts with picture books (Reception) in order to encourage talk about the story and show understanding of what might be happening.  The children progress from this, all the way up to Level 17 (usually in Y3 or Y4) at which level the child can be considered to be a very fluent and confident reader.  The class teacher will make a judgement when a child is ready to become a ‘free reader’ which means the child chooses (with guidance) their own appropriate reading material. 

In the earlier stages of reading, we also supplement the ‘Big Cat’ scheme with books published by Oxford Reading Tree and the children do seem to enjoy reading about the adventures of Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog!

The most important factor, however, in children’s progress in reading is the support of parents and carers so please hear your child read as much as possible at home. Together we can make a difference.

Mathematics 

In September, the school adopted Pearson’s Abacus scheme to support the teaching of maths across KS1 and KS2. Revamped for the 2014 National Curriculum, it will aid the embedding of deeper learning across the maths curriculum, enabling our pupils to have a strong grasp of place value and an appreciation of our number system. It supports a robust skill progression whilst allowing all children to access age related expectations.

The scheme uses a wide range of IT resources to engage and motivate learners within the classroom. It incorporates fun (whilst differentiated) online homework, accessed with individual logins by each pupil. This homework links directly back to the learning and key skills practised during class lessons that week. Help videos from Abacus to show parents how to support their child’s learning can be found on our Learning Platform, DB Primary.

Our pupils are already enthused by this modern and innovative approach to maths and we are sure that it will result in deep, embedded maths learning across the school

Subjects that are covered in the school's curriculum but are not covered in the topic overviews. 

  • Reception's Curriculum

    Click on the pictures to look at more detail of the National Curriculum in EYFS.

    Topic 1 - Marvellous Me

    Topic 2 - Paw Prints in the Snow

    Topic 3 - Can we Explore it? 

    Topic 4 - Astounding Animals!

  • Year 1's Curriculum

    Click on the pictures to look at more detail of the National Curriculum in Year 1. 

    Topic 1 - The Enchanted Woodland

    Topic 2 - Dinosaur Roar

    Topic 3 -  Moon Zoom

    Topic 4 - Memory Box

  • Year 2's Curriculum

    Click on the pictures to look at more detail of the National Curriculum in Year 2.

    Topic 1 - Dungeons and Dragons

    Topic 2 - Heros

    Topic 3 - Paws Claws and Whiskers

     

    Topic 4 - Land Ahoy

     

  • Year 3's Curriculum

    Click on the pictures to look at more detail of the National Curriculum in Year 3. 

    Topic 1 - Predator

     

    Topic 2 - Tremors

     

    Topic 3 - Urban Pioneers

     

    Topic 4 - Gods and Mortals

     

  • Year 4's Curriculum

    Click on the pictures to look at more detail of the National Curriculum in Year 4. 


    Topic 1 - Misty Mountain Sierra

     

    Topic 2 - I am Warrior

    Topic 3 - Burps, Bottoms and Bile

    Topic 4 - Traders Raiders and Invaders

  • Year 5/6's Curriculum - Year A

    Click on the pictures to look at more detail of the National Curriculum in Year 5/6.

    Topic 1 - A Child's War

    Topic 2 - Out of this World

    Topic 3 - Beowulf

    Topic 4 - Victorians

     

  • Year 5/6's Curriculum - Year B

    Click on the pictures to look at more detail of the National Curriculum in Year 5/6. 

    Topic 1 - Pharaohs 

    Topic 2 - Alchemy Island

    Topic 3 - The Black Death

    Topic 4 - Rainforests

     

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