Curriculum 

We follow the National Curriculum- please click the link for more detailed information.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/381344/Master_final_national_curriculum_28_Nov.pdf

Key Stage 1 (5-7 years) and Key Stage 2 (8-11 years)

The school works within the requirements of the National Curriculum, which identifies specific areas of study for each Key Stage. We cover a broad and balanced curriculum through a creative curriculum topic based approach.

Core Subjects

• English

• Mathematics

• Science

Foundation subjects

• Computing (ICT)

• Art and Design

• Design Technology (DT)

• History

• Geography

• Music

• Physical Education (PE)

• Religious Education (RE)

• Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE)

• Modern Foreign Language (MFL)

We also teach

• Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)

 

The Foundation Stage Curriculum

In Reception we spend the majority of our time split between the inside classroom, the covered outdoor area and the outside area.

The classroom is split into different areas of learning. There are two role play areas - the home corner and another role play space linked to our topics which has, in the past couple of years, included a jungle, a winter wonderland, a pirate ship and a seaside.

In addition, the other learning areas include water, sand, painting and modelling as well as construction, mark making, numeracy, ICT, reading, music and science.

The outside space also integrates many of the above areas, as well as providing additional physical provision, which includes a tyre area and access to many of our large toys.

The learning in reception is through play. Children are encouraged to use all areas of provision. Language is encouraged in all areas, as is the development of number and shape and space. Throughout the year we complete learning journeys on all of the children. These are records about the children and their particular interests. Photographs are also included and parents are asked to contribute to the stories.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework explains what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. They will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven areas of learning and development. Children will develop the three prime areas first. These are: • Communication and Language • Physical Development • Personal, Social and Emotional Development As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas. These are: • Literacy • Mathematics • Understanding the World • Expressive Arts and Design.

  

Reading

At Stocks Lane Primary School we value reading and endeavour to teach it through phonics, guided reading sessions

and individual reading. Pupils are encouraged to read at home and their reading record provides a place for parents

to communicate with school and vice versa.  We have a number of volunteers who come into school to read with our children and our older children are Reading Buddies to the younger children.

We currently use the following reading schemes across school: Pearson Bug Club and Rigby Stars.

We also follow the Letters and Sounds phonic scheme.