We plan our topic-based curriculum over a four year cycle to ensure good coverage of all the different topics, and to prevent children from repeating any work.
We then plan in more detail what we will cover in each of the topics, for each of the subjects.
Our school uses:
Read Write Inc. Phonics is a comprehensive literacy programme, weaving decoding, comprehension, writing and spelling, together, seamlessly. Ruth Miskin developed the programme during her time as a Headteacher in Tower Hamlets. She believes that in order for a school to be successful, every Headteacher needs to adopt a consistent whole-school approach to the teaching reading, writing and spelling. Fidelity to the teaching programme, rigorous assessment, tracking and one-to-one tutoring ensures that schools guarantee progress for every child.
For information and tutorials on how to support your child learning to read, please click on the hyperlink, below.
Lexia is an online spelling and reading resource which can be accessed at home and in school. Children work, independently, to develop critical reading and language skills through individualised and motivating learning paths. All pupils, regardless of their skill level, work at their own pace and the teacher is notified when they require support. Our children are motivated by their own success and have their own personalised learning paths.
We challenged the children to find the most extreme place they could to read their book. The winner was reading his book on his garage roof!