The Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception)
Children are taught with the emphasis on learning through play. We maintain a high ratio of teaching staff to pupils and facilities inside and outside provide exceptional learning experiences for our children.
Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
We continue to provide a broad, balanced curriculum in Key Stage 1 with an emphasis on teaching English and mathematics. We develop reading and writing through a phonics based programme and equip our children with the basics that will enable them to take the Standard Attainment Tests (SATS) at the end of Year 2.
Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to 6)
Within Key Stage 2, children continue to follow the National Curriculum developing their independent learning skills which will equip them for their next stage of education.
On leaving school we aim to have created confident, well rounded individuals who enjoy learning and have met and hopefully exceeded National expectations relevant to their own stage of development.
Phonics & Reading
We believe that the teaching of phonics is fundamental to the development of early reading skills. At Reginald Mitchell Primary School phonics is taught in a systematic way. Our daily phonic sessions are based on the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised (for further information please go to English and The Teaching of Phonics).
Relationships and Health Education (RHE)
From September 2020, it is a statutory requirement that all schools in England are teaching Relationship and Health Education as a fundamental part of the curriculum. As part of implementing the RHE curriculum, schools must consult with stakeholders to ensure there is a general consensus on our approaches to policy and the curriculum content. We are asking parents to read through the following documents:
- PSHRE Policy
- Year group overviews
These documents can be found under PSHRE below.
We have also provided the following leaflet below to support you with your understanding for the requirements of Relationship and Health Education.
- DfE Guide for Parents
Please email any questions or comments by the 30th June 2023 to: email@example.com
Your comments and questions will be reviewed as part of the consultation.
We ensure that our reading schemes encourage children to apply the new phonological knowledge they have gained by providing them with decodable home reader reading books from schemes such as Big Cat Collins Phonics, Oxford University Press and Project X . Alongside these schemes we use Rigby Star and Oxford Reading Tree and a wide range of appropriately levelled real books to ensure children develop a great love of reading and have an opportunity to embed the application of key reading skills.
Our Curriculum:Our curriculum has been designed with our school context, resources and pupils in mind. Please find below our curriculum intent statement which clarifies our approaches, priorities and rationale.
Alongside our curriculum intent we have identified key, life long skills which we believe are integral to the future success of our children as life long learners. We call them our Curriculum Drivers. Our whole school curriculum provision develops and embeds these skills through a progressive and sequential approach. Please click here to see them: