Organisation of the Foundation Stage Classes in school.
The school currently has 2 Reception classes and 1 mixed Reception/Year One class in school. The school operates a 1 form entry policy. The classes are not separated for the whole day, children have input from their class teacher at the beginning of each session and then it is very much ‘open plan’ with access to all classrooms and the outdoor area. The organisation ensures an equal mix of adult and child led activities across all 7 areas of learning, utilising both the indoor and outdoor spaces for learning.
The morning sessions include many Literacy and Mathematics activities which are very practical based with a good variety of additional choice activities including role play, construction, sand, water and play dough. This policy is in place across the school. All children participate in a phonic session daily from Monday to Thursday of 20 minutes (Please see the phonic page for more information).
The afternoon sessions are more fluid and children can access activities in all classrooms and the outdoor area. The adults have planned focuses daily and the children will complete a range of activities during these sessions.
Organisation of the Key Stage One Classes across school.
The school currently has 5 classes in school with Year 1 and 2 children in them. Three are single year group classes and two have mixed age groups. The organisation is reviewed annually and this is very much dependent on the number of children on roll during any one year.
As in the Reception classes, the morning sessions include many English and Mathematical teaching and activities. Children work in mixed ability classes and teaching is differentiated to meet the needs of the children within the class. All children participate in a phonic session daily from Monday to Thursday of 20 minutes (Please see the phonic page for more information).
The afternoon sessions encompass all other subject areas in our ‘Creative Curriculum.’ This means that children will not have separate subject lessons for science, humanities, art and design technology, but rather that they will take part in more topic based activities which incorporate key skills and knowledge in learning across the curriculum. This enables the children to develop independent skills which they can apply to any activity rather than focussing on separate skills for separate subjects. Children do however still receive separate lessons in Music, P.H.S.C.E., P.E., Computing and R.E.
Below are the topics which are taught in Cycle A of our curriculum.