Teaching and Learning

Our curriculum is creative. We have a joined up approach to learning through topics. Look at the Year Group pages to view your child’s topic for this term and see how you can support them.

Learning to Read

Our core school reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree. To supplement their reading experiences we offer the children additional schemes and ‘real books’. Our books are banded as follows:

Band 1 – Pink, Band 2 – Red, Band 3 – Yellow

Band 4 – Blue, Band 5 – Green, Band 6 – Orange

Band 7 – Turquoise, Band 8 – Purple, Band 9 – Gold

Band 10 – White

Year Two SATs Assessments

Our children perform consistently above Kent and National attainment levels.

 

Ofsted Dashboard 2016

Ofsted Dashboard 2015

Link to Ofsted Website

Teaching Phonics (letter sounds)

We follow the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme. Research shows that young children learn best through all their senses and this is exactly how we teach phonics. Teachers use and apply Cued Articulation and Jolly Phonics teaching strategies when teaching phonics. Phonics are taught daily in every Year Group.

National Year One Phonics Screening Check

Our children perform significantly above the Kent and National attainment levels. The percentage of children who passed the check in June 2015 was 86%. The small minority of children who did not achieve the expected level are engaged in intervention programmes to meet their individual needs.

Phonics presentation

How should children learn to pronounce their letter sounds? We have video clips here to view, but you will need an appropriate media player (Windows Media Player) to see them. Please also be patient as they may take time to download.

Letter sounds S A T P I N

Letter sounds C&K E H R M D

Letter sounds G F O U L B

Letter sounds J V W X Y Z Q

ICT Home/School Learning – Espresso

We use Espresso an Educational Learning resource that can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom and at home. As a parent of our school you will have been given a login and password for Espresso. The link to the website is below. If you do not have access to a computer or the internet at home then please let us know and we will work with you and your child to enable you to gain access to this valuable resource.

Espresso

Maths ICT Games

At school we use many websites for interactive games to support the children’s learning of Maths. You may wish to have a look at these:

ICT Games

Early ICT

Primary Numeracy 4-11

www.mathszone.co.uk

We also use www.educationcity.com but this is a website that you will need to subscribe to.

Reading

www.oxfordowl.co.uk has lots of helpful information

Snow!

We rarely ever close the school due to snow but if we do below the picture there is some fun learning activities you can do with your child at home.