Church Street, Horningsham, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7LW, Headteacher: Carole Andrews
|After a review of our current provision we have refined and enhanced the curriculum with the overall aim of enabling:|
Our curriculum map ensures that all aspects of the National Curriculum are covered, whilst at the same time not being overloaded with content so that the deep learning is possible and outcomes are focused on skills, application of skills, knowledge and understanding.
The curriculum map serves to provide teachers with subject based focus areas from the National Curriculum. Staff can then identify the skills to focus for each curriculum area at appropriate levels for the children in their class. The overview for each class has been planned to enable teachers to combine subjects together in a cross curricular and meaningful way to make teaching and learning fun, vibrant, challenging and meaningful. Thematic based learning is now possible and practical for delivering the curriculum.
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|There is a two year rolling programme for Woodpeckers and three year rolling programme for Owls. Robins will operate a one year rolling programme. Using these staff create a year overview set into three terms with all areas of study indicated. Teachers have the flexibility to move focus areas to facilitate their vision for thematic learning.RE is taught discretely across the school by our RE leader, using RE Discovery scheme to implement the Wiltshire Syllabus.|
|Woodpeckers Overview |
|We have had sets for Maths and worked as a whole class. This year we are working as a whole class with TAs supporting. We have developed overviews for the maths curriculum which the teaches use to plan and track progress:|
|Reception||Year 1 and Year 2||Year 3 and Year 4||Year 5 and Year 6|
Each child has a passport for each year for them to track their own progress and work towards their targets. At the end of the year, they review their journey and send a postcard home about their achievements and aspirations for the next year. They then collect a new passport for a new continent; collecting 7 in total by the end of Year 6 to take home.
English is taught daily in each class, both discretely and cross curricular to provide real opportunities for learning and to use and apply skills learnt or being developed. Given the classes are mixed ages, we have created planning overviews for each class to be completed on a yearly basis. In addition we have generated an overview of fiction and non fiction to be covered across the school, identifying key poems to learn and writing genres to be covered.
|Text and Writing Overview||Y1 English|
|Y5 and Y6 English|
We are currently in the process of generating anthologies for each year group to enable the children to track their own progress and celebrate their achievements. They will work in much the same way as the maths passports. We will upload them as soon as they are ready to be used.
|Phonics and Reading|
|We use Read, Write Inc (RWI) to develop phonics and reading in KS1. RWI is a method of learning centred around letter sounds and phonics focusing on pure sounds and segmenting and blending. All of the staff are trained as reading teachers (including admin staff, TAs and teachers). We organise the children across Robins and Woodpeckers into however many sets are needed. Currently we have six groups with a maximum of 10 children in each set. This enables us to give focussed, individual teaching to ensure rapid progress.During the sessions the children are taught the pure sounds for all the phonemes, working progressively through Set 1, 2 and 3 sounds. We currently teach RWI four days a week with this followed up and built on in class on the other day.|
In addition to RWI we use Oxford Reading Tree as our main scheme for reading development from early reading to free readers.
|Read Write Inc Overview||Parental Support||Online Support|
|When using RWI to read the children will:|
Learn 44 sounds and corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts.
Learn to read real words using Fred Talk.
Read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out.
Show that they comprehend stories by answering and responding to questions.
|We provide parent workshops, as part of our Together we Learn ethos, to help parents help their children at home and to ensure that everyone is using the same method and pure sounds. We also provide a Parents' Pack.||Ruth Miskin provides up to date support materials (including videos) for parents and staff.|
|We follow the Wiltshire Agreed Syllabus for RE and use Discovery RE scheme as a toolkit for implementing the objectives, philosophy and content of the curriculum. Discovery RE is a scheme approved by Wiltshire and produced in consultation with Wiltshire Diocese. It is based on an enquiry based approach to learning about faiths and encourages the children to consider other people's views, beliefs and cultures; implicitly exploring and promoting British Values, respect and tolerance.|