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Curriculum

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

 

The Curriculum

The New National Curriculum became statutory in September 2014. Please click the link below to access this:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

 

The teachers use this to plan both the long and short term learning for the children in their class. The outcomes define what is expected of each year group by the end of the academic year.

Some children will be working towards these expectations, some at these expectations and some at greater depth. Your child's class teacher will keep you informed of your child's stage of learning and progress at the twice yearly parents' information evenings. These are held in October (EYFS only) and November and March each year. An end of year report is sent home in July.

 

If you require more specific information about how to help your child more at home, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with the class teacher. Don't forget to check the class pages and the policy section of this website for further information.

 

 

 

 

Subjects include:

 

The school curriculum consists of the subjects and activities that are taught. At CCFS we concentrate on the 10 subjects of the National Curriculum and Religious Education. We also teach Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship. The 11 subjects of the National Curriculum are:

  • Core Curriculum - English, Mathematics, Science
  • Foundation Subjects - History, Design & Technology, Geography, Art & Design Computing, Foreign Language, Music, Physical Education

The children in Reception are in the final year of the Foundation Stage. There are 7 areas of learning in the 
Foundation Stage Curriculum:

  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Physical Development

Phonics

 

Click on the link below to access a free letters and sounds resource to support the teaching of phonics. Each of the different phases are explained.

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

 Reading

 

We expect that you will listen to your child AT LEAST three times every week. This may only  be for 10 minutes at a time. Our Rainbow Reading Rewards system at school encourages your child to read as many times as possible. Please help them to achieve this but do not push them through the Book Band stages. Teachers will decide when they are ready to move up to the next colour. Teaching staff count the number of reads. It is not just reading through the books.. it is vital to understand and enjoy the stories! It is important to use other books besides the reading scheme so that your children are applying taught skills to REAL books that they enjoy!

 

The most important thing is ...

The more you read at home with and to your child, the more confident a reader your child will be!

We know that if your child is helped to read well and enjoy and talk about stories,  the better chances they have in all other subjects.

Spelling

At CCFS we believe that spelling should be taught in context. Please read this inspirational article...

 

https://www.teachwire.net/news/why-can-little-tommy-spell-pterodactyl-but-confuses-which-and-witch-motivat

Mathematics

 

At CCFS we use Mathletics to practise becoming confident mathematicians! With Live Mathletics and curriculum activities, the children have everything they need to improve mathematical skills! The children can play against students from around the world, as they earn points and certificates.

 

http://uk.mathletics.com/

Homework

 

Homework is set both weekly and half termly.

 

Weekly Homework expectations

Reading a minimum of three times per week

Any other work that teachers may send home to reinforce learning in class.

 

AND ...

 

Half termly Homework expectations

A half termly independent homework project linked to the class topic. We expect parents to work with their child to complete this over a number of weeks. This may involve researching, designing, creating, discussing and making amongst many other tasks! This independent project should enable children to use their own personal interests,talents and skills to produce their project linking learning in class to their own research. Please see each class page for examples of projects completed. The children say they love doing their homework in this way. Please help them to make the most of this opportunity and really produce some excellent projects they are proud to showcase!

 

We also realise that children need time to be children after school and  we really want them to have time with parents, brothers and sisters to talk, listen to each other and play and share together.  Spending quality time with your children is just as important!

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