If you would like to know more about your child's curriculum, please speak to their class teacher in the first instance. More detailed enquiries can then be directed to the relevant subject coordinator.
The Reception class curriculum builds on the knowledge gained through pre-school settings and seeks to consolidate the skills developed. Learning experiences are planned for six areas –
Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication, Language and Literacy; Mathematical Development; Knowledge and Understanding of the World; Physical Development and Creative Development.
Learning opportunities are planned through play-based activities. Major emphasis is placed on building confidence and self-esteem. We utilise Read, Write, Inc. as our main phonics learning approach as we believe it offers pupils the very best chance of learning these fundemental key skills.
More information on the ReadWriteInc. scheme can be found via this weblink:
Throughout Reception year children are assessed against the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile, and then end of year assessment are formally reported on.
KEY STAGE 1
In Year 1 they will experience more formal learning opportunities to develop their basic skills, but there is still an emphasis on play and developing social and emotional skills. We also use Read, Write, Inc in years 1 and 2 as our main method of engaging pupils in phonics, reading and writing. Children will take home a variety of reading books both from the class and school library. Children are also able to access the online reading development programme Lexia both at school and home throughout their time at Beechcroft St. Paul's.
More information on the Lexia programme can be found via this weblink:
In Year 2 learning becomes more focused as skills develop. At the end of Year 2 children are formally assessed against National Curriculum levels.
KEY STAGE 2
From Year 2 onwards Children will develop both their writing and reading skills through the Read Write Inc. Language and Literacy scheme alongside the Lexia reading programme.
More information on Language & Literacy can be found via this weblink:
Through out the school from Year 1 to Year 6 the school uses the Maths No Problem! scheme.
More information on Maths No Problem can be found via this weblink:
From Autumn 2018 other subjects (apart from PE and RE) will be taught through the Cornerstones Curriculum. More information can be found at:
The curriculum overviews for each year group will be updated through this Autumn 2018 Term.
Assessments and observations are recorded by each class teacher and these are used to make formal assessments as well as providing the basis for the mid-year and annual written reports made on each child.
REPORTING TO PARENTS
Parents are invited to meet their child’s teacher to discuss their progress and needs each term. Written reports are issued twice a year in the Spring and Summer Terms. Parents are welcome to arrange to meet to discuss any issues at any time. Please make an appointment with your child’s teacher or at the office. Reception parents also have the opportunity to share and comment on their child's learning via the Tapestry online learning journey.
More information about Tapestry can be found via this weblink: