Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum
Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.
The EYFS Statutory Framework sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
For more information click here to see our Early Years Foundation Stage Policy.
Years 1 to 6 - The National Curriculum
The children in Years 1 to 6 follow the National Curriculum which sets out the objectives which must be taught across a range of subjects. You can see our school's overview of the National Curriculum for each year group below. A more detailed copy can be requested from the school office.
Phonics & Reading
We use the Letters & Sounds scheme for teaching phonics. The main reading scheme we use in Key Stage 1 is the PM books. The running records that we use for assessment are also produced by PM and we use their books. We have some Collins Big Cat books that fit in with the PM colour bands. We also use some Oxford Reading Tree books, specifically the Song Birds books as they support our phonics teaching. Some of the other Oxford Reading Tree books are used with a small number of children with special educational needs who are learning to read with whole words rather than using phonics.
We have a separate scheme for children who are need additional support. These are the Dandelion Readers.