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Curriculum

 

Foundation Stage: 4-5 years old
Key Stage 1: 5-7 years old
Key Stage 2: 7-11 years old

The National Curriculum is a framework used by all schools to ensure that teaching and learning is balanced and consistent.

It sets out:

  • The subjects taught.
  • The knowledge, skills and understanding required in each subject.

Within the framework of the National Curriculum, schools are free to plan and organise teaching and learning in the way that best meets the needs of their pupils.

At Croxby, we provide a stimulating learning environment across the whole range of ages, which maximises individual potential and ensures that pupils of all ability levels are able to achieve. We achieve this by:

  • Designing a curriculum to promote a full range of learning, thinking and life skills.
  • Providing a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.
  • Using flexible and interactive teaching and learning styles.
  • Equipping pupils with the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to succeed as individuals and as responsible and valued members of modern society.
  • Developing a close partnership with the whole community, particularly parents.

The National Curriculum is a framework used by all schools to ensure that teaching and learning is balanced and consistent.

It sets out:

  • Setting appropriate learning challenges.
  • Responding to the pupil’s diverse learning needs.
  • Overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment.

Phonics and reading.

Phonic sessions take place everyday for 20 minutes in EYFS and 30 minutes in KS1. Phonics is taught in ability set groups and follows the Phonics Phases as appropriate to the grouping and year group. The aim is that children will be capable of reading fluently and spelling accurately by the end of year 2. In KS2 phonics continues to be taught implicitly through the daily spelling activity, some children who continue with the phonics phases will work in small group interventions.  The school follows the letters and sounds programme.

Daily Guided Reading sessions take place with all pupils in years 1-6. Reading sessions are based around Reciprocal Reading techniques and each session will focus on an explicit skill linked to an age appropriate Reading objective. In KS1 reading sessions are 30 minutes and pupils are taught in smaller groups, led by an adult. In KS2 reading sessions are 45 minutes for a whole class Guided Reading approach, which cover a range of age appropriate fiction, non-fiction texts and poems. Reading is further promoted through the half termly lead texts in each year group which is used as a stimulus for Writing and Theme lessons. The school uses Rigby and Oxford Reading Tree schemes.