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Curriculum

Curriculum Subject Areas:

 

At Christ Church, we have a thematic approach to learning. Through this, we can teach knowledge and then develop the skills through this medium.

 

We teach the following subjects discreetly:

Maths - we follow Maths No Problem

Religious Education - we use Understanding Christianity 

Relationship and Sex Education - see notes about this subject area

Computing - we use Purple Mash

Physical Education - this is taught by Mrs Roberts and supplemented with Leap into Life (KS1)

We will shortly be updating this area with our new curriculum overviews and information relating to each subject area.

 

The Curriculum

We follow the National Curriculum and this can be found by following the link below:

 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/425601/PRIMARY_national_curriculum.pdf

 

We will be adding our curriculum Intent to this section in the next few weeks and this will be accompanied by the long-term plans for each year group.

 

These documents will help you to see what each year group will be learning at any point during the academic year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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