Wood Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S65HN
All children have a right to a broad, balanced and relevant education which provides continuity and progression and takes individual differences into account.
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).
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.
In Maths, we want all children to enjoy learning and build confidence, resilience and a passion for the subject. We aim for a high-quality Maths mastery curriculum which means ensuring pupils have all the essential skills and knowledge they need year on year to succeed.
We use the White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning, which are designed to support a mastery approach to teaching and learning, as well as support the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum. An overview for each year group can be viewed using the links below:
In Nursery and Reception, children learn the counting principles and learn about cardinal numbers, classification, quantities, conservation of number, how to write numerals, ordinal numbers, partitioning and subitising.
In KS1 and KS2 each teaching block is broken down into Small Steps which link to the National Curriculum objectives. Children develop fluency, reasoning and problem-solving skills within four key concepts:
Number (the four operations (+ - x ÷); fractions, decimals and percentages; algebra and ratio)
Statistics (data handling)
Measurement (time; reading scales; area, perimeter and volume)
Geometry (properties of shape; angles; position and direction).
We ensure that opportunities for reasoning and problem solving are built into every lesson.
We also use a range of other teaching resources alongside White Rose Maths, including NCETM, Numberblocks, and NRICH to develop the children’s mastery skills.
In addition to the main lesson objective, children complete a 10-15 minute Maths Blast session 2-3 times per week. These cover taught content (from the current and previous year groups) to aid long term memory and are focused on oral recall and fluency.
All children (Y1-Y6) have a username and password which allows access to both Times Tables Rockstars (to aid times tables fluency), and Numbots (to aid number skills). Click on the images below to access the login page for the relevant site.
Please contact your child's class teacher if your child can not access these for any reason. Note that the same username and password is used for both sites.
In Year 4 all children attend a 10 week block of swimming with their class and teacher. In 2019, at the end of Year 6...
In addition to our class music lessons, in Year 4 all children have a block of 12, weekly violin lessons led by Mr Smith from the Music Hub. The children learn the basic skills and then perform their newly mastered skills to their parents.
We also host various peripatetic lessons in keyboard, violin, recorder and tin whistle and now also drums, bass guitar and vocal/singing lessons through the Rock Steady company. Click on this link to take you to the Rock Steady Music School sign-up page.