Curriculum and Assessment
At Little Stoke we are very proud of our exciting, engaging and relevant themed curriculum. Our curriculum is highly creative and enables children to achieve the highest standards in English, Mathematics and Science but also develop their creative, musical, linguistic, physical, technical, scientific, geographical and historical skills as well. The children’s learning is embedded within a ‘Theme’ which encourages children to make links between subjects, developing knowledge, skills and positive attitudes to learning in a range of contexts. Initially, as a school, we follow the guidance laid down in the National Curriculum from which we have created our curriculum summary sheets for partner year groups.
The New National Curriculum
To find out more information about the new National Curriculum that took effect from September 2014 please click on the link below:
National Curriculum Gov
Year 1 and 2 National Curriculum Summary
Year 3 and 4 National Curriculum Summary
Year 5 and 6 National Curriculum Summary
The Little Stoke Curriculum
However, this is just the beginning! We use the skills identified within the National Curriculum as the basis of our teaching, recognising them as key skills for life-long learning. From this essential content, teachers work together to create curriculum overviews, integrated round a theme and driven by a high quality text which is used to encourage a wide range of language work and links well to other subjects. Topics are generated with the children’s interests and personalities in mind to provide a more personalised and engaging learning experience.
We operate a two year cycle which is constantly adapted and updated. Do browse through some of the exciting themes which classes have followed over the last year and the Cycle One themes which we have begun last term.
To keep parents informed, teachers send home a parent summary each term which gives detailed information about the learning the children will be engaged in, and ways that parents can support at home. In addition to the curriculum there is also plenty of information about the wider curriculum: forest school, visits, special events and assemblies, curriculum drivers and learning skills and how these important aspects of learning integrate into the curriculum as a whole. The latest parent curriculum summaries are shown below.
At Little Stoke we use Letters and Sounds and Phonics Play to support the delivery of our high quality, flexible learning programme. This gives our pupils the phonics building blocks they need at an early age to develop reading skills. Please do go along and take a look at the resources on the Phonics Play website.