Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum

We have an inspiring 'hands on' curriculum. Children learn very effectively because of highly memorable learning in every subject. Photos at the bottom of the page show some highlights of the year such as  Y5 enjoying their 'Space Night' with PhD Astrophysics students from Warwick University, Y1 and 2 storming Kenilworth Castle and  Y4 programming computer chips with 'Crumble'. You can find the detail in our topic plans below for  the  curriculum through our teaching of the foundation subjects.

The computing curriculum is flourishing. Some of our pupils' work featured in the Spring 2017 'Designing' magazine  and Y5 have begun to find out how to communicate their learning by creating their own websites. You can see one of their first attempts here. Year 4 have also been busy debugging their turtle programs and drawing regular repeated shapes which can be saved as procedures.

Our EYFS begin to read through the Oxford Reading Tree 'Biff and Chip'reading scheme, and phonics is taught  very effectively in regular short daily sessions throughout KS1, with strategies from 'Read Write Inc' to swiftly develop children's understanding of how letters are written and the sounds each letter -or group of letters- represents.

Don't miss our new 'Parents' guide to maths calculations' booklet. Even if you couldn't come to  the 'Parents' maths evening' or the 'Meet the teacher' drop ins, take a look at our new document below to find out exactly how we teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as your child progresses through the school.

For more information about the curriculum in each year group , please look for a link to the'topic map' at the bottom of the class pages, speak with your child's class teachers at parents' evening or ask for an appointment to discuss how you can best support your child's learning.  Various parents' meetings throughout the year are also held, for example on: how we teach maths, phonics in EYFS, the new SEN code and e-safety. See newsletters for details.

Our curriculum is planned on a two year cycle so when A and B are mentioned (for Geography, History, Science or DT), it refers to the current year.  2017/18 is 'a B' year, 2018/19 is an 'A' year.  Please note that timings are sometimes subject to change during the year. 

 

Y1 and Y2 prepare to storm the castle Year 1 & 2 storming the castle at KenilworthHistory comes alive at Kenilworth with Y2A Tudor feast for KS1Learning about Viking shieldsHrothgar teaches Y5 & 6 about Viking weaponsActing a Saxon storyLearning about Viking shieldsY6 Art using batik, printing and watercoloursY4 Using 'Crumble' to program night lightsForest School teaches teamworkLooking at our art with the WISpaghettification in Black Holes (ask Y5!)Star Gazing in Space Y5Space Night 2017Sport teaching is a strength in our school.All our Year 3 pupils learn to play BrassIn Music pupils learn to play hand chimesDesigning Pizzas Y6We love reading!Computing with ScratchInterviewing for LiteracyTalk precedes writing in our curriculumOur curriculum links Art with AnimationOur PE curriculum includes Dance We share the curriculum with ParentsExplaining the process in our sketchbooksBT Art Show 2017Sharing our artwork with our neighbours

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