All the children in Key Stages 1 and 2 study the following:
English: The National Literacy Strategy is followed as a scheme of work. A Literacy Hour is held, during which a text is shared with the whole class. Word and sentence work is also taught as a whole class activity, with emphasis on speaking and listening. Children write and read in guided reading groups both independently and with the support of the teacher. Building confidence in both written and oral communication is given the utmost priority.
Mathematics: The school implements the National Numeracy Strategy as a scheme of work. All work is built on a sound practical and investigative base with increasing emphasis on mental arithmetic skills, including tables and number bonds.
Science: The Government QCA (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority) scheme of work is used to support planning. In Key Stage 1, Science is linked to Study Work. Children learn through watching nature and lots of ‘hands-on’ investigations, often involving educational visits and visitors. In Key Stage 2, Science is sometimes taught in separate units of work. Children are taught to use scientific vocabulary and scientific methods, involving prediction and fair testing. They are taught to use equipment appropriately.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT): ICT is integrated across the curriculum in varied ways so that children understand its applications in learning. Pupils are also taught IT skills.