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Current Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum is aligned to the vision of the Priory Federation of Academies. 

Our curriculum will:

  • Provide clearly sequenced, quality learning which recognises prior learning.
  • Enable our pupils to develop resilience, curiosity, motivation and become aspirational learners.
  • Be rich in opportunities that will build on the skills and depth knowledge to enable our pupils to flourish.
  • Have a suitable level of challenge for all.
  • Enhance personal development through our Values and develop positive attitudes to learning.
  • Support the whole child ensuring that physical development, well-being and mental health are part of learning. 
  • Celebrate the diversity and utilise the cultural wealth of the school community and support the pupil's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • Provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year which require our children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.
  • To develop resilient learners who are proud of themselves, recognise their achievements and supportive of other's success.

Implementation

  • Our curriculum learning is delivered in blocks and spaced repetition. In KS1 and EY maths is delivered in a spiral approach until all the foundations are secure. 
  • Continuous provision is also in place across EY and Year 1 groups.
  • Retrieval practice is used for previously learned content in the form of 'cold tasks' in core subjects.
  • Knowledge organisers are used termly to provide pupils with information which will allow for greater access to key words and knowledge. 
  • The curriculum is planned so that there is a sequence of content and transferable knowledge and skills, necessary for subsequent learning and to support progress.
  • Some of our curriculum is subject specific. Other content is combined in a cross curricular approach. 
  • Themed weeks/days, whole school activities within and outside of school all enrich learning. After school clubs and events extend these opportunities further.
  • Additional whole school programmes, such as Read Write Inc, Maths Mastery and Talk for Writing support quality teaching and learning. 
  • A variety of assessment opportunities are built into the curriculum plan, enabling teachers to evaluate what level of concepts, knowledge and understanding the children have gained securely. 

Impact

  • Quality teaching and learning leads to most pupils having a solid foundation and mastery of the content of our curriculum. They will have the skills to approach new learning, and some pupils will have understanding at a greater depth.

National Curriculum and EYFS Framework

Reading

Reading Scheme for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

At Cherry Willingham Primary School we follow the Read Write Inc. scheme throughout Reception and Key Stage 1.  Children in the Early Years are introduced to the Alphablock characters which link to their daily phonics.

Early Years children will not have reading books initially, until they are beginning to blend initial sounds together. The children will bring their reading books home every night with a reading record for parents/carers to fill in.  Children will also be listened to read in school, however we do not have set days for this to happen. During the week the children will also complete guided reading with their class teacher.  Please endeavour to listen to your children read at home and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to come into school and see your child's class teacher.

The Oxford Owl website is really helpful for parents, who would like to help their child with reading at home. There are 250 free eBooks for you to share and also lots of games, activities and ideas. Please click on the link below and sign up for free!

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading-owl/reading 

Happy Reading!

Maths Curriculum

Please click on the links below to view our current Maths curriculum. At Cherry Willingham Primary School, we use White Rose Maths as a tool for planning an engaging, exciting and challenging Maths curriculum. 

Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2018-2023