Cherry Orchard, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9AN
Growing with Jesus
National Curriculum 2014
We plan our curriculum ensuring we meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Early Years Curriculum. We plan the curriculum carefully, so that there is coherence and full progression in its coverage. We ensure that all children have a broad, balanced and relevant education which provides continuity and progression and takes individual differences into account.
Parent's guides to Maths Calculations
Grammar Guides for Parents
Reading and Phonics
In KS1 we use Oxford Reading Tree resources and the Letters and Sounds programme for Phonics.
Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who can read more challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.
Using phonics, the children learn to read effortlessly so they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so they can put all their energy into composing what they write.
The children will work with a trained teacher or teaching assistant.
Help your child learn to read words by sounding-blending (Fred talk) eg. c-a-t = cat, sh-o-p = shop. Children learn to read words by blending the letter-sounds that are in the Speed Sounds set (shown further down the page).
Help your child to say the pure sounds ('m' not 'muh', 's' not 'suh' etc.) as quickly as they can, and then blend the sounds together to say the whole word.
Learning Challenge Curriculum
Geography, History, Art and Design Technology are taught through this imaginative curriculum during a Topic Week every half term, which successfully builds on pupils’ skills and knowledge as they move through the school. It meets the needs and interests of all pupils because it is effectively linked to
national and local events. Subjects are creatively linked and teachers present exciting activities which fire pupils’ enthusiasm.
The British Values:
Democracy – The Rule of Law – Individual Liberty – Respect and Tolerance
We teach and promote the British Values both through the PSHE curriculum/Living Together sessions and throughout other subject areas. We recognise the need for our children to internalise these values in order to be British citizens who make a positive contribution.