Curriculum Planning for the Whole School
Schemes of Work
We use the HFL (Herts for Learning) Essential Maths scheme. This approach by Herts for Learning subject experts has been designed as an easy to pick up and use set of sequences with step by step guidance covering the entire mathematics curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6. It includes examples of how concrete and pictorial representations can benefit pupils’ learning as well as other mastery techniques, with a wealth of ideas to deepen and extend mathematical thinking for all learners.
We follow the HFL book band system where the children's books are assigned a colours. These colours determine the complexity of the text and what phonics phase they are working within. Children should be able to read 95% of their book to be deemed as fluent. Furthermore, the children will need to answer questions on the text for example reasons for character's actions.
In the EYFS, we follow the Letters and Sounds for the foundation for our scheme for coverage. We use the HFL SuperSonic phonics lessons to help teach phonics in an engaging and stimulating way. Currently, we are setting our children from Years Reception to Year 2. We also align our home reading books to taught sounds.
We track the development of sounds so that we can quickly identify children that are falling behind with the end of each half term, light-touch assessment. This way we can develop and support those that are finding it difficult to use phonics sounds. Our teachers are aware of the new pitch from the NC regarding prefixes and suffixes. They plan for these gaps. We track our teaching of phonics and spellings to ensure that the children that fall behind are quickly caught up.
Relationships and Sex Education
As some of you are aware, we are in the consultation window for our RSE curriculum. During our last parents forum we began the process of working with our parents to decide on how and what will be delivered. During forum part 1, we discussed our policy, what parents current rights are and how they will change from September.
We will be having another forum during summer 1.
Please find below a range of documents detailing our potential RSE curriculum.