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Sellincourt Curriculum - Reflecting our Diverse and Inclusive Community September 2018

Introduction

The Sellincourt Curriculum - Reflecting our Diverse and Inclusive Community' is a thematic curriculum underpinned by a rigorous approach to the teaching and learning of the core skills - reading, writing and mathematics.

Priority is placed on ensuring that these skills are taught progressively throughout the school with clear, whole school expectations and approaches.  Reading, writing and mathematics are taught daily to every child at Sellincourt Primary School.

Phonics is taught daily to all children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 and where necessary into Key Stage 2.  We us 'Read, Write Inc' to guide or planning and delivery of phonics.

The Sellincourt Curriculum must be considered alongside the school's Teaching and Learning Policy.

The curriculum's subject content fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum (September 2014).

However, this has been enhanced and agreed by the Sellincourt staff to ensure that the content is best matched to the needs of our children.

What is a thematic curriculum?

This is a way of teaching and learning, whereby many areas of the curriculum are connected together and integrated within a theme.  It allows learning to be more natural and less fragmented.  It allows core skills to grow progressively, for example reading and vocabulary linked and with spelling and vocabulary linked and with spelling and sentence writing being frequently, yet smoothly, reinforced.  It guides connected ideas to follow easily.

Core Values

The core values that underpin our curriculum are:

  • accessible to all
  • challenge
  • creativity
  • curiosity
  • independence
  • inspiration
  • resilience

Aims

The Sellincourt Curriculum aims to...

  • develop core skills that enable children to build strong foundations rooted deeply in a clear and concise focus on reading, writing, maths and emotional literacy;
  • offer a creative approach to learning which develops a love of learning and encourages all children to have enquiring minds and become independent and collaborative learners;
  • promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social, emotional and cultural development through a broad and balanced curriculum which provides support and challenge;
  • encourage children to become responsible citizens who can make a positive contribution to society and show care, consideration and respect for difference of race, creed, culture and gender.

 Please click on the links below to view:

Curriculum Drivers                      Learning Journey

Learning Skills                             PE

Reading                                       Writing

Mathematics                                Science

History                                         Geography

Computing                                   e-safety

Music                                           Art

RE                                                 PSHE

Design/Technology                  Phonics Sounds

Phonics Reception                      Phonics Years 1/2

Modern Foreign Languages - French

At KS2 all our pupils learn French.  Children learn to read, write and speak in French.

Click here to see the planning overview for KS2 French 2017 -2018

Music

In Early Years, Year 1, Year 5 and Year 6, music is taught by a specialist music teacher.

In Years 2, 3 and 4, the Wandsworth Music Service teach instrumental music to all pupils.  The Music Service also provides singing projects with different year groups. 

Homework

In Early Years this consists of asking parents to read with their child and listen to them read, learning letters and sounds, spellings and number bonds.  Weekly activities help consolidate what has been taught throughout the week.  As children progress through the school, homework becomes more formal and is set each week with children learning times tables, spellings and undertaking project work

Click on the links below to access information about ways to support your child:

Supporting your child with maths

Supporting your child with calculations

Supporting your child with English

Supporting your child with grammar and punctuation

Supporting your child with reading