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Curriculum

Curriculum - 2016/2017 - Click here for whole school curriculum input.

At Selby Community Primary School we follow the Sounds-Write phonics programme. This is a quality first phonics programme and is acknowledged by the DfE as meeting all its criteria for an effective phonics teaching programme.

Sounds-Write is an instructional method that works because, as the Rose Review recommended, it is a structured, cumulative, sequential, explicit and code-oriented instructional programme for teaching all children to read and spell.

Sounds-Write’s sound instructional method works effectively because it:

  • is developmentally appropriate for beginning readers in YR, Y1 and Y2
  • offers fast and highly effective intervention for children at all levels who have fallen behind in their reading and spelling
  • is a real phonic programme that teaches in simple steps how the sounds of the language are represented by the writing system
  • places emphasis on giving practice that is grounded in physical, concrete experience of the ideas and conceptual understanding the pupils need to assimilate
  • teaches all three essential skills necessary for reading and spelling throughout the programme on a daily basis until all pupils achieve the automaticity that underlies the fluency of every successful reader

Phonics taught in this way equips the children with the tools to be able to read.

Guided reading is similarly taught in this way. Children are split based on prior assessment across year groups. Similar level children are grouped together to allow for targeted intervention based on need.

A number of reading schemes are used throughout the school.

These include:

  • Oxford Reading Tree
  • Alphakids
  • Rigby Star

 

Click on the link below to find out our curriculum provision in different subjects.

Literacy

Maths

Science

History

Geography

RE

Music

Art

DT

PE

ICT

Foreign Languages

SEAL/UNICEF

 

English

Pupils are taught to listen and speak, read and write, in daily literacy lessons and across the curriculum. There is daily teaching of phonics in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage 1. Objectives and progression in English skills are guided by the Primary Framework for Literacy and Mathematics (DfES 2006). Teaching addresses the programmes of study, and aims to help the pupils attain the targets, in The National Curriculum Handbook for Primary Teachers (DfEE/QCA 1999).  A policy on the teaching of English is available from the school office.

Mathematics

Mathematics is taught daily in every class. Objectives and progression in Mathematical knowledge and skills are guided by the Primary Framework for Literacy and Mathematics (DfES 2006). Teaching addresses the programmes of study, and aims to help the pupils attain the targets, in The National Curriculum Handbook for Primary Teachers (DfEE/QCA 1999). Work in Mathematics involves:

1.      Using and Applying Mathematics

2.      Number and Calculations

3.      Shape, Space and Measures

4.      Handling Data

A policy on the teaching of Mathematics is available from the school office.

Science

Science is taught through discrete Science lessons (mainly KS2)but also though cross-curricular topic work where appropriate (mainly KS1 and EYFS). Work is organised into the following areas of study:

1.      Scientific enquiry

2.      Life processes and living things (plants, animals)

3.      Materials and their properties (grouping, separating, changing)

4.      Physical processes (forces, electricity, light, sound)

Including Astronomy (earth, sun, moon, day, night, seasons)

Teaching addresses the programmes of study, and aims to help the pupils attain the targets in The National Curriculum Handbook for Primary Teachers (DfEE/QCA 1999).

 

2. Foundation subjects

History, Geography, Music, Art and Design, Design and Technology,

These subjects are taught in each year of the school, mainly through cross-curricular topics.

Physical Education is taught in each year, mostly in discrete PE and Games lessons. Swimming is taught in Classes 2 and 3.

Modern Foreign Languages are taught from Year 1 upwards. Some German is done in Class 2 but all pupils at KS2 follow the NYCC scheme of learning for Primary French.

Information and Communication Technology is used across the curriculum in all subjects.

Teaching in all these subjects addresses the programmes of study, and aims to help the pupils attain the targets, in The National Curriculum Handbook for Primary Teachers (DfEE/QCA 1999).

 

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