Shooters Grove Primary School

Wood Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S65HN

0114 2342268

enquiries@shootersgrove.sheffield.sch.uk

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Curriculum

All children have a right to a broad, balanced and relevant education which provides continuity and progression and takes individual differences into account. 

At Shooters Grove we aim to:

  • Cater for the needs of individual children of both sexes from all ethnic and social groups, including the most able and those who are experiencing learning difficulties
  • Facilitate children's acquisition of knowledge, skills and qualities which will help them to develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically and morally, so that they may become independent, responsible, thinking, confident and considerate members of the community
  • Create and maintain an exciting and stimulating learning environment
  • Ensure that each child's education has continuity and progression
  • Ensure that there is a match between the child and the tasks s/he is asked to perform
  • Provide a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Recognise the crucial role which parents play in their children's education and make every effort to encourage parental involvement in the educational process

Curriculum Jigsaws 

 By clicking on a year group below, you will be able to read about the curriculum that is covered each year. To find out more detailed information, click on the 'Year Groups' button on the main menu.

For further information about any aspect of our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or alternatively, Mrs Biondi (Early Years and KS1 inquiries) or Mr Crabtree (Key Stage 2 inquiries).

Phonics Learning and our Reading Scheme

In school, we follow the Read Write Inc phonics programme. The scheme helps to develop letter /sound correspondences and teaches children to decode the 'Green' words to read them effectively and learn, by sight, the 'Red' words which are not phonetically decodable. The Read Write Inc book scheme allows children to practise the sounds that they have studied in an interesting and engaging text. 

Phonics teaching begins in Nursery, where children are encouraged to distinguish between everyday sounds and play listening games. The children are exposed to the letters and words in their environment and by Reception, begin to engage in class phonics sessions. The children work through the scheme age appropriately with some additional intervention if needed. The scheme is split into three sets with some spelling patterns included in set 3. Spelling, punctuation and grammar work supplements the scheme and is again, taught as appropriate for each year group and the abilities within them. 

As children develop confidence in using their phonics skills, they have guided reading sessions using our Book Banded reading scheme which has books from various published schemes including Rigby Stars and Oxford Reading Tree and is designed to give children experience of a variety of reading genres including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

All children are encouraged to select books from the classroom or library to share at home with their parents to encourage a love of reading. These books can be shared, discussed and read to your child for maximum enjoyment! 

Once children can read fluently and with a good understanding, they self-select books for independent reading from the school library. We seek to enthuse children with a love of reading by organising events such as meeting authors, celebrating World Book Day or participating in our class specific Reading Challenges.