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Curriculum

For more information on our curriculum, please click on the links below, or alternatively, please contact the school office and request to talk with one of our Assistant Headteachers for Teaching & Learning.

Curriculum Overview

 

We aim to provide a broad and balanced skills-based creative curriculum with cross-curricular links to core subjects. This is generally thematic-based. Our Core subjects of Reading, Writing and Mathematics follow proven programmes including Daily Supported Reading, Destination Reader and Mathematics Mastery.

 

 

English

 

Our English curriculum is split into the 2 areas of Reading and Writing and is supported with a rigorous scheme of Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG).

Reading is taught daily using Daily Supported Reading and Phonics (Letters and Sounds with Jolly Phonics) in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 and Destination Reader in Key Stage 2.

Writing follows a "Text-based Literacy" approach, with texts often matching those in the Reading curriculum and with lessons providing a structured support for longer writing activities on Thursdays with opportunities for up-levelling and re-drafting on Fridays.

 

 

Maths

 

Throughout school we have adopted the Mathematics Mastery approach to teaching & learning in Mathematics. Our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children currently follow the Mathematics Mastery lessons, with the rest of the school using techniques from the programme to support maths learning daily.

 

 

Creative Afternoon Curriculum

 

Our approach to the curriculum is to provide the highest quality provision, utilising the skills of all our staff, to inspire every pupils to achieve their full potential.

 

 

 

   

 

Computing (ICT)

 

Our Computing curriculum is provided through the "Switched On" programme. Children have access to our full ICT suite and iPads to enhance their online and electronic learning.

E-Safety forms a fundamental part of our curriculum as children learn how to be safe when online.

 

 

Music

 

We have a dedicated, full time Music specialist who teaches across the whole school following a structured scheme of work.

This music teacher offers extra-curricular activities such as a pupil and staff choir and drumming clubs.

 

 

 

 
   

 

P.E.

 

Physical education is taught across SASF by a specialist coach/coaches. There is a focus on sportsmanship / fitness / skills and enjoyment

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

R.E.

 

Being a Church of England school religious education is a core subject. We teach about the major religions of the world and this is complemented by exploring the common values we share within major faiths.

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

Educational Trips and Visits

We Believe school trips and educational visits should be viewed as powerful, positive teaching tools that help enhance the social, personal and emotional development of all learners and brings the curriculum and learning to life!

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Attendance

Class of the Week

  • KS1 - Rec - Villiers 98.3% KS2 - Year 4 Sherrick - 100%

Current Totals

  • KS1 - 95.7% KS2 - 97.1%

Overall School

  • 96.5%

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