The Rowsley CofE Primary School Curriculum
We believe that the learning journey is a lifelong experience and we aim to enable all children to make sense of their learning and be equipped for our ever changing world by encouraging a passion for learning, fostering curiosity and nurturing creativity.
We recognise our responsibility to instil in our children the values and skills they will need for life in modern Britain, and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development underpins all of our learning.
As such we have developed a two year cycle for our curriculum to ensure coverage and progression within our mixed age classes.
We have created an exciting and stimulating set of topics, to cover the majority of the National Curriculum, providing cross-curricular opportunities to extend and apply learning into other areas wherever possible. In all our lessons, we encourage children to develop as independent and active learners and we nurture enquiry.
We use History, Geography, Science or RE as the drivers and stimuli for each topic then use Art, DT, and Music etc to enhance and deepen the learning.
Certain subjects, such as RE, PE, Computing and PSHE may not appear in this topic plan as they are sometimes taught discretely. Separate maps are available for these subject areas.
For more information about our curriculum either read the current terms topic information on the class page of our website or come in and talk to your child’s teacher or Mrs Poole, the Head Teacher.
For phonics we use the Letters and Sounds scheme which groups the phonic sounds and corresponding graphemes into phases. This supports the children to learn and use phonics in conjunction with sight vocabulary that can be arranged into meaningful sentences.
The reading in Key Stage 1:
We do not follow one specific scheme for reading but have a range of books that are colour banded to ensure breadth and progression. Children are listened to in small groups and as individuals each week. The children are expected to read at home with an adult at least five times a week too.