At Stamford Bridge Primary School we aim to provide a curriculum that will not only motivate children but also encourage them to understand the purpose and enjoyment of learning. Attached above are our plans for the introduction of the new National Curriculum in September 2014.
We involve children in our planning processes to ensure we include their ideas and interests. Long term plans are developed within key stage teams and staff work together to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum objectives. This leads to a creative, cross-curricular approach where children can practice and reinforce key skills through a range of subjects.
Children in Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. They cover the same topics as the children in Key Stage One with more emphasis on learning through play. Planning is done on a weekly reflect and review basis within the children’s pastoral groups and learning provision is closely linked to the children’s ideas and practitioners’ observations on children’s learning needs.
Key Stage One children cover new topics on a yearly basis. These plans can lead into a three year topic cycle if children remain motivated by the same themes! The topics are timed to maximise learning and so some may last a term and others a half term depending on the number of weeks available. Parents’ ideas are welcomed for visits, visitors and curriculum activities and are included, where possible in the medium term plans. Some of the topics we have covered include: Castles and Fairy tales; Hot and Cold; Chocolate; Carnivals and Fairgrounds; Heroes and Superheroes; The Olympics, Space and Time and How do you do that?
Phonics we follow Letters and Sounds which can be viewed HERE
Reading Scheme includes titles from Rigby Star, Collins and Oxford Reading Tree.
Key Stage Two children also cover new topics on a yearly basis, which may develop into a four year topic cycle. Some of the topics we have covered include: The Tudors; The Vikings; The Olympics; Space and World War Two.
All children access a rich diet of core Maths and English through daily lessons and cross-curricular approaches. Our planning for these lessons is based on the new National Curriculum, with Years 2 and 6 working on the objectives from the National Strategies in preparation for their end of key stage assessments.
We believe learning comes to life for children when it is interactive and aim to bring in real life experiences to enhance our curriculum. We plan and arrange for visits and visitors linked to current learning or end a topic by having a theme day. Examples of this include: visits to Eden Camp and The Royal Armouries; visits from local heroes(police, vet, nurse, dentist, fire fighter) and circus performers; creating a carnival day with traditional fairground games and a whole school space day swap around!
See class pages for termly curriculum newsletters and individual class information . Our long term planning for infants and juniors is on our current themes page.
Key Stage Two French Long Term Plan: