At Pennington C of E Primary School we provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is relevant to our children's needs and interests.
A cross-curricular planning approach has been developed to ensure the curriculum remains dynamic whilst providing coverage of all subjects. The curriculum is carefully planned and monitored to include the formal programme of learning including Early Years and National Curriculum and we also like to ‘keep it real’ by responding and incorporating local and national events into our planning. We include a family day each half term which allows our pupils to work on an exciting relevant theme in their family groups, visiting all areas of the school and working with each teacher.
Lunchtime, after-school clubs and extra-curricular activities are all important additions that add variety and opportunity for pupils.
Parents are provided with a topic web at the beginning of each half term to inform them of learning planned. As always parents are welcome to discuss any aspect of the curriculum here at Pennington C of E Primary School with the Head Teacher or with individual class teachers.
The Early Years Foundation Stage follow the 2012 Statutory Guidance and Early learning Outcomes for children from birth to 60 months of age. The following grids provide an outline of the key themes to be taught in each KS1 and KS2 year group. There is also a separate Early Years Foundation Stage Outline
English: Phonics is taught throughout the school from EYFS to Year 6, as appropriate. Within Key Stage One, children are taught in phonic phase-groups following the LCP Phonic scheme. Throughout Key Stage Two, spellings are taught using materials from Read/Write Inc, including end-of-year Spelling Word Lists. All classes teach reading through Guided Group reading sessions. The younger children, and children who require extra support, also receive individual support. Reading Recovery sessions are provided for pupils who meet the criteria. Extra Literacy Sessions [ELS] are provided for Year One Pupils who meet the criteria.
Mathematics: All year groups in KS1 and KS2 follow the National Curriculum 2014 Curriculum for Mathematics. Pupils requiring additional support, within their mathematics, are provided with intervention programmes such as Maths Recovery and Springboard.
We have recently introducted Big Maths into all year groups and have updated our mathematics calculation policy.
Please click on the links below to see an Overview of our Whole School Curriculum Planning:
At Pennington Church of England School, we want our children to have an equal opportunity to achieve success and reach their full potential, regardless of gender, race, culture or background; and to become independent learners within a Christian environment, which is safe, caring and happy.
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