Valley View Community Primary School

Vallew View Community Primary School

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Curriculum

Our school curriculum is reviewed and changed regularly to reflect the needs of children in each part of school.

Our topic wheels give an overview of topics that children will be studying each half term.  These wheels are organised into “Phases”.  These are different year groups which often work together to plan experiences, visits or visitors.

Our phases are:

Early Years Foundation Stage                Nursery and Reception

Key Stage 1                                             Year 1 and Year 2

Lower Key Stage 2                                  Year 3 and Year 4

Upper Key Stage 2                                  Year 5 and Year 6

 

Please click on the links to the right to find out more curriculum information for your child's year group.

 Throughout the school we place a great emphasis on developing a love of reading.  Children hear adults reading aloud, and at all ages listen to stories as well as non fiction books. There are opportunities in all classes to read for pleasure as well as studying texts as part of their English lessons.

Initially children who are learning to read are taught through the "phonics first" approach, in order to enable them to sound out words to read.  We use a range of resources including Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics to support our teaching of Phonics.

We use a range of reading schemes to support reading development throughout the school, so that children are exposed to many different styles of writing.  Children begin in Reception with phonic texts most of which they can sound out themselves; some of the schemes we use are BigCat Phonics, Rigby Star, and Oxford Reading Tree Phonics.  They will then move on to a range of texts, some of which are phonic, and some of which will develop other reading strategies and comprehension skills.

We follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years and the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 National Curriculum 2014 for England.

We teach RE (Religious Education) throughout school.  Please click below to see an overview of what we teach in the EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Word icon  RE Curriculum EYFS

Word icon  RE Curriculum Key Stages 1 & 2

Please follow the links above for more information on how we deliver the DfE guidelines for the different age phases in school. We develop, extend and adapt the curriculum so that it is relevant and engaging to our pupils.  The planning for each age phase in school can be found on the relevant phase pages. Please click on the links at the top of this page.