We have developed our new curriculum at Southville Primary School so learning is fun, exciting, engaging and purposeful. As a school we aim to challenge the children so they reach their full potential in all areas.
Topic based approach
Children's learning in each area of the curriculum is organised into 'topics'. Each term, there is a cross curricular class theme and many of curricular subjects are linked to this 'topic'.
Not all units of work fit into the 'topic'. We need to make sure that the children experience all the learning opportunities promoting a broad and balance curriculum in accordance with the new National Curriculum requirements. These units are taught as stand-alone units.
Sometimes, learning in some curriculum areas has been 'blocked'. For example, design and technology may be 'blocked' together in terms 3 and 4 to make the learning more meaningful and provide the children with a more in-depth study rather than trying to spread it over the year. We ensure the children experience the curriculum balance they should.
Phonics is teaching the sounds in words and the letters or groups of letters that represent these sounds. Being able to use phonics is fundamental to learning to read and write.
We use a combination of approaches to achieve this. The overarching approach is 'Letters and Sounds'. This is delivered on a daily basis and is supported through a combination of different synthetic approaches 'Jolly Phonics' and 'Read Write Inc'. The scheme is initially introduced in our Reception class and is then taken on in to our Key stage 1 classrooms. Our aim is that all children will have a sound knowledge and understanding of phonics by the age of 7.
A flexible approach
We take an innovative approach to learning and are responsive to needs and opportunities that arise, so every term we will adapt and update our curriculum map. In this way we can keep learning relevant, exciting and fun bringing our school ethos to life 'Enjoyment and Achievement in Learning'.
A Guide for Parents and Carers to the new Primary Curriculum and Assessment
Foundation Stage - Pre-school topic overview
Year 1's curriculum map.
Year 2's curriculum map.
Year 3's curriculum map.
Year 4's curriculum map.
Year 5's curriculum map.
Year 6's curriculum map.
Foundation Stage - Reception topic overview
Year 1's Termly topic overview.
Year 2's Termly topic overview
Year 3's Termly topic overview
Year 4's Termly topic overview
Year 5's Termly topic overview
Year 6's Termly topic overview