Spratton CE Primary School

'Living and learning together, celebrating life in all its fullness' John 10:10

Our Curriculum

Our strong vision and mission statements underpin life in the school, including the curriculum and extra-curricular provision. Care is taken to weave the vision through all aspects of school life.

We recognise the importance of providing all children with a broad and balanced curriculum which is engaging and encompasses all aspects of our vision and values.

A thematic unit approach is taken when planning much of the curriculum, incorporating the framework of the National Curriculum 2014 and our own school curriculum enrichment and enhancement activities.

Staff plan together initially to develop ideas for the curriculum as part of a Long Term Plan and then work in teams and individually to develop unit plans and tailor specific activities for their own classes, taking into account individual needs.

Core skills in English, Maths, Science and Computing are often taught discretely as well as through the topic, with children being given opportunities to apply the core skills they are learning within broader topics.

 

English

English teaching incorporates integrated teaching sequences based on key texts, including reading, writing, spelling and grammar based learning.

Daily phonics sessions in KS1 provide a comprehensive approach to the teaching of reading and early writing through the government-approved Letters and Sounds synthetic phonics programme.

The Kinetic Letters approach to teaching letter formation and developing joined handwriting is also used in EYFS and KS1.

Daily Guided Reading sessions and regular class Storytime ensure children are reading and listening to a wide range of quality texts and developing their skills of decoding, comprehension, prediction, inference and evaluation.

Please see our Phonics, Reading and Writing and Spelling pages.

If you have any questions about our English Curriculum - Please contact our English Subject Leader Miss O'Mara via the School Office. 

Maths

Maths teaching reflects a mastery approach following the White Rose Maths programme and the school's detailed calculation policy. Concrete apparatus, pictorial representations and abstract methods are all taught through a progression of skills and vocabulary to develop fluency, reasoning, problem solving skills and independence in mathematical exploration. Speedy recall of number facts, including number bonds and multiplication tables is built on the basis of exploring and recognising patterns and understanding how numbers related to each other.  

Please see our Maths page for further details.

 If you have any questions about our Maths Curriculum - Please contact our Maths Subject Leader Mr Pool via the School Office. 

Science

he age-related requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 in Science are met through a rotating programme of scientific themes to ensure children learn through Scientific Enquiry and Working Scientifically at an appropriate level. This is part of our PDET Curriculum Plan. 

If you have any questions about our Science Curriculum - Please contact our Science Subject Leader Mrs Hunt via the School Office. 

 

 

Wherever possible, teaching in History, Geography, Art and Design and Design Technology is linked to learning in other areas and opportunities to write for different purposes across the curriculum are maximised. These subjects are part of our PDET Curriculum Plan. 

The teaching of PE (with our delivery partners Pacesetters), RE (using the Peterborough Diocese Agreed Syllabus and the Understanding Christianity Programmes) Music (using the Charanga programme) and a Modern Foreign Language - French (using La Jolie Ronde) is taught in Years 3-6, ensures the children access a comprehensive  age-related curriculum in these subjects each year (as required by the National Curriculum 2014).

If you have any questions about our History, Geography or RE Curriculum - Please contact our Humanities Subject Leader Mrs Rock via the School Office.

 

If you have any questions about our Art or DT Curriculum - Please contact our Art/DT Subject Leader Mrs Peploe via the School Office. 

f you have any questions about our MFL Curriculum - Please contact our MFL Subject Leader Miss Ross via the School Office. 

 

Personal, Health, Social, Citizenship and Economic Education helps children to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps them to make the most of the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up and to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Regular PHSCE lessons are based on the Heartsmart programme and supplemented by whole school projects and enrichment events.

The RSHE (Relationships, Health and Sex Education) Curriculum is informed by the RHSE Policy, which was approved in consultation with the Governors, Parents and Carers and Staff of the school. It is delivered via the 'Christopher Winter Project Curriculum - Teaching SRE with Confidence in the Primary School. 

If you have any questions about our PHSCE/RSHE Curriculum - Please contact our Subject Leader Miss O'Mara via the School Office. 

 

Please see our curriculum documents below to find out more about what children learn in school.

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 Curriculum Statement Sept 2021.pdfDownload
 Spratton CE Primary Remote Learning Statement 25 January 2021.pdfDownload
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National Curriculum Expectations

These leaflets list the Age-Related Expectations set out in the 2014 National Curriculum.

If you have any queries, please ask your child's Class Teacher.

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 Spratton Parents leaflet Year 1 expectations.pdfDownload
 Spratton Parents leaflet Year 2 expectations.pdfDownload
 Spratton Parents leaflet Year 3 expectations.pdfDownload
 Spratton Parents leaflet Year 4 expectations.pdfDownload
 Spratton Parents leaflet Year 5 expectations.pdfDownload
 Spratton Parents leaflet Year 6 expectations.pdfDownload
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Contact Us About Our Curriculum 

If you would like further information about specific aspects of the curriculum, you can contact our Headteacher Miss Lynne O'Mara and/or Subject Leaders in the following areas: 

 

Miss O'Mara

English, Personal, Health, Social and Citizenship Education (PHSCE) Relationships Health and Sex Education (RHSE) Church School and SIAMS, Music and Wellbeing (5W2W) 

Mr Pool

Maths, Computing and PE

Mrs Rock 

History, Geography, RE and Phonics 

Mrs Hunt 

Science, EYFS and Phonics 

Mrs Peploe 

Art and Design, Design Technology and EYFS

Miss Ross

School Council and MFL

Mrs Miller

Forest School and Positive Mental Health