At present the school are using Sounds Write as our main phonics programme. This is supplemented by aspects of our former scheme, ERR and Jolly Phonics. Our Phonics Lead is Mrs Fran Housden.
In Key Stage One the teachers follow The National Curriculum.
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Science||Plants, Animals and their habitats
|Materials and their Properties||Basic Needs of Humans and other Animals||What plants need to grow||Life Cycles|
|Computing||Create, organise and store digital content||E-Safety|
|History||Famous People; Charles Darwin
Hereward the Wake and William the Conqueror
The Great Fire of London
Famous Pioneers; Henry Ford, The Wright Brothers, George Stephenson, Thomas Andrews
|The English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell|
|Geography||Contrasting localities Ely and Hunstanton Tocuaro, Mexico||The UK|
|Art and Design||Studies of Picasso, Lowry, Warhol and Pollock||Observational study: Spring Flowers
Designing and Making a bag
|Making a card with moving parts||Sculpture: Beach Art and Andy Goldsworthy
|RE||The Life and teaching of Guru Nanak
|Vaisakhi and Easter, a comparison||The Gurdwara||The Five 5ks|
|PSHE||New Beginnings||Getting On and Falling Out||Going for Goals||Good to be me||Relationships
And Keeping Safe
|Changes- transition to KS2|
|Educational Visit opportunities||Ely Museum||Hunstanton|
It is made up of the following subjects:
Please click on the heading to download our 2014-2015 English curriculum.
Please click on the heading to download our 2014-2015 Mathematics curriculum.
Children are given the opportunity to investigate and make first hand discoveries.
Children will be given the opportunities to develop their coding, word processing and publishing skills through the Purple Mash online curriculum. All the chidlren have their individual passwords and will have tasks that have been set up specifically by their class teachers. E-Safety is an integral component of our Computing curriculum.
The whole school follows the Social Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) programme. This teaches the children to develop the qualities and skills that help promote positive behaviour and effective learning. The children are taught to: understand other people’s points of view, work in a group, persevere at things when they are finding them difficult, resolve conflicts and manage worries. Each week we have a “Focus to Notice” e.g. remembering to say please and thank you using their manners. Children are praised for remembering to follow this with a leaf on our tree in the hall.
Pupils must also be given religious education, unless parents wish them to be withdrawn.
Sex Education is not taught at Spring Meadow Infant and Nursery School, but any questions that children may ask will be answered sensitively and honestly. You will be informed about your child’s question and the answer given.
In September 2010 the school began to teach through a creative curriculum. By careful planning teachers ensure all subjects are taught within each year. A theme generally runs for a term at a time. The children are provided with opportunities to help plan areas of their learning. This means that they are enthusiastic about what they are learning at school.
The children are taught in a variety of ways: class lessons, group work or individual tuition. Skills, knowledge and attitudes to learning are taught and we aim to provide each child with a broad and balanced curriculum suitable to their needs. The needs of higher ability children are met through increased differentiation.