Pupils in Nursery to Year 2 are taught as single-entry year groups.
Key Stage 2 pupils are divided into 3 classes. This consists of one mixed Year 3/4 class, one mixed Year 4/5 class and one mixed Year 5/6 class.
There are three possible journeys pupils can take through key Stage 2. Each pupil will spend two years in one of the Key Stage 2 classes. The majority of pupils spend two years in Deer Class (Years 4/5).
Subject Leaders have rigorously planned the curriculum cycles so that all pupils are taught the full National Curriculum, in a sequence which ensures that learning builds on prior learning, no matter how pupils travel through Key Stage 2.
- Pupils from Nursery to Year 2 are taught in single cohorts so no cycle organisation is required.
- A 2-year cycle is in place for pupils who are taught in Rabbit, Deer and Stag Class.
Subject Leaders have ensured that the full National Curriculum objectives are taught, no matter which Curriculum Cycle has not been taught.
Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
(Nursery and Reception Classes)
Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Intent
From each child’s own starting points, children will make good progress whilst in our Nursery and Reception Classes in all areas of development, outlined in the Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, so that they are well prepared for the transition into Year 1. Our key focus is to ensure that all children develop excellent learning behaviours for life and display characteristics of effective learning.
Children will become ‘Happy Chatters,’ ‘Fantastic Friends.’ ‘Energetic Edmondsley Caterpillars’ will grow into ‘Energetic Edmondsley Butterflies’, ‘Brilliant Bookworms,’ ‘Wow Writers’, ‘Magnificent Mathematicians’ ‘Edmondsley Explorers’ and ‘Creative Creatures,’ after having had the opportunities to Play and Explore through Active Learning and Creating and Thinking Critically.
Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Implementation
In order to implement the curriculum effectively, we will:
- Work closely with families to gain an understanding of children’s starting points and previous experiences. We use this knowledge to extend learning throughout their time in early years.
- Provide both child and adult led outdoor opportunities daily to experience the world around them.
- Provide visits, visitors and real experiences where possible in addition to the enhancement of provision to reflect the wider world.
- Have a daily group story time and repeated reading of key texts.
- Weekly planned circle time sessions with a personal, social and emotional focus.
- Daily snack time to discuss healthy body and healthy mind.
- Provide well-planned activities that promote learning in all areas of the EYFS to help children achieve the ELG and beyond.
- Provide progressive experiences and teaching sequences in order to develop reading writing and number skills
National Curriculum (Year 1 to Year 6)
Edmondsley Primary and Nursery School is committed to providing an education that includes and stimulates all children, regardless of ability. We have pupils with a wide range of abilities and different needs and endeavour to include them in all activities, providing them with the opportunity to fulfil their full potential. We recognise that some pupils will need extra support and adaptations to access the school curriculum and to participate in school activities.
School Curriculum Intent
Our school curriculum is designed:
- to provide a relevant, progressive and well-structured academic curriculum which enables children to develop and master a broad knowledge and wide range of skills in a language rich environment.
- to provide ambitious and challenging learning experiences indoors and outdoors which motivates and inspires all learners.
- to enable our children to be respectful and successful in terms of being able to find employment in the future, to maintain healthy lifestyles and to be moral citizens.
School Curriculum Implementation
Children in KS1 and KS2 will receive:
- Daily fluency teaching in Mathematics
- Daily phonics teaching in KS1
- Weekly spelling teaching in KS2 and KS1
- Weekly basic skills teaching of grammar and handwriting
- Daily reading in KS1 through RWI programme
- Daily 30 minute reading lessons in KS2
- Story time daily linked to topics and child interests
- Daily Maths lessons, including problem-solving and reasoning.
- One History/Geography lesson per week
- Two PE lessons per week
- One computing lesson per week
- One RE lesson per week
- One PSHCE lesson per week
- One Art/D&T lesson per week
- One music lesson per week
- One MFL lesson per week (KS2)
We will assess the impact that our curriculum has on our children by whether they have mastered the subject-specific knowledge defined in our long term plans in Key Stage 1 and 2 and if children have achieved Early Learning Goals at the end of Reception. We will use formative and summative assessments to aid in this. We understand that knowledge builds over time and children will only demonstrate effective learning as a result of a positive change to their long term memory. To continually drive improvements, the effectiveness of our school curriculum will be reviewed regularly.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Edmondsley Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report. If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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