Springwood Class

How our curriculum is implemeted.

As we have two year groups in each class, we operate a two yearly cycle. A copy of this plan can be found below.

English.

Spoken Language, reading and writing are delivered daily through the use of rich texts and good quality resources. The children have a guided reading session in class for 30 minutes each day, as well as daily English lessons. Our expectation is that children read for at least 30 minutes a day at home too, in order for them to move beyond the National Standard at the end of year six. The children also have the option to borrow audiobooks and Kindle books through the school.

Examples of quality texts for reading can be found in a more detailed document entitled 'reading at home,' below.

The library also offers an excellent choice of reading material and audiobooks. You can even reserve titles and listen online. Here are opening times are Henley and Sonning Common.

Mathematics.

The expectations in maths have risen considerably in the last few years and we use a scheme of work called Abacus to support teachers' planning and children's learning. Maths is taught every day for one hour. The children have Sumdog and Activelearn accounts that they can access from home. As you're all aware, multiplication tables and number bonds form the bedrock of mathematical fluency. Children's iPads have apps to support their learning.

We operate a two yearly topic cycle to ensure that no learning is repeated mistakenly. These topics are based on big questions, designed to unlock children's curiosity. Where possible, we invite people in, to discuss their roles in the outside world and travel to meaningful places to give learning more purpose.

Science, Geography, History, Art, Design and Technology and R.E. are taught through our Learning Challenge Curriculum where we use ‘Big’ questions to find out about the world around us. We link subjects, meaningfully, and use our literacy and numeracy skills in a purposeful way.

The new Computing curriculum is our most challenging subject to teach. We use an online scheme of work from 'Kapow!' and the details are below.

In key stage two, music is now taught through 'Kapow!''s music scheme and the children also learn to play the descant recorder.  There is a healthy emphasis on learning to compose and perform. Our aim is that children will develop a love of music and continue to play an instrument, after they leave Peppard.

For P.E., the children have to travel off site regularly, so that the children have access to good quality venues and equipment. we use an online planning tool, called iPEP to improve our planning and assessment. Wherever possible, we take part in competitions and festivals around the county.  As we are a small school, children have the opportunity to represent the school between three and ten times a year. The topic cycles for this term are below.

French is delivered by a specialist teacher, through Linguascope.

PSHE and Citizenship is a tailored scheme using elements from different providers. Example planning is below, as well as our SRE scheme.

If you require any further information, please speak to Mrs Hilton, or Mr Steele, at the office.

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