Sellincourt Primary School

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Curriculum Offer

Sellincourt Primary School is committed to providing a broad and balanced education within a secure and safe environment. We believe in using the curriculum as a tool for broadening horizons and offer a creative curriculum ensuring the best possible progress for all our pupils.  Our educational aims for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities are the same as these for all children in school.  More Able pupils are identified within school and provision is adapted to meet their needs. 

The Curriculum

As a community based primary school, we follow the statutory 2014 national curriculum.  We follow the national frameworks for English and Mathematics. In order to raise the profile of reading and writing we expose pupils to a wide range of rich texts.  These are used as a stimulus for speaking and listening and reading and writing.  We emphasise the importance of talk in pairs and small groups throughout the school. Key writing and reading skills are taught in daily English sessions.

The White Rose Maths Hub scheme is used to support planning in mathematics. This allows children to achieve fluency and depth in their learning.

During the year, pupils are given opportunities to perform and present their learning in a variety of contexts and for different purposes such as class assemblies to which parents and families are invited.

Topics – History, Geography, Art and Design

We employ an integrated thematic approach to teaching subjects through engaging topics that give children a rich context for exploring subject areas. (Detailed curriculum maps are set out in each year groups). Art and design is linked to each topic through a painting or sculpture allowing children to learn about different periods in art and particular artists as well as developing art skills.  We are fortunate to have an in-house artist who works three days a week in school and who facilitates class lessons.  We also work closely with other artists and galleries throughout the year.

  Autumn Spring Summer
Year Group

Time Travellers

(History Focus)

World Explorers

(Geography Focus)

Who are we? 

(Heritage, Culture and Values)

Nursery

Myself

Shopping and Enterprise

Transport

Lifecycles

Bears

Under the Sea

Reception

Family & Friends

Shopping and Enterprise

Transport

Lifecycles

 

Bears

Under the Sea

Year 1 Childhood - Now and Then Our City Away We Go
Year 2 The Great Fire of London The Caribbean The Victorians
Year 3 The Stone Age to the Iron Age A Trip Down the Amazon Green and Pleasant Land
Year 4 Invaders and Settlers Europe Tooting and Beyond
Year 5 The Tudors Africa Democracy and Freedom
Year 6 The World Wars India Welcome to Britain

Early Years

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is organised into the seven areas of learning covering the Prime and Specific areas. Each of these areas has its own learning goals. Children have access to a rich learning environment where opportunities and conditions allow them to flourish in all aspects of their development.  A purposeful outdoor learning environment further enhances children’s development and offers a range of challenging and well planned activities.

RE & PSHE

The Wandsworth SACRE syllabus together with the Hertfordshire scheme is used to teach Religious Education (RE) where we learn about the 6 major faiths of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism and Hinduism. Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE includes health education, promoting good behaviour and developing children’s awareness of themselves and others in the community.)We have expectations of excellent manners and behaviour and this is evident in the relationships established between children.  We have Playground friends who play with our younger children at lunchtimes, a School Council who helps raise money for charities and discusses playground and lunchtime rules and the Y6 office helpers at lunchtime.

Science

Science is taught using the Kent Scheme which embraces the 2014 Curriculum and showing good coverage and progression. Alongside this, we have developed Edible Playgrounds where children learn about growing different types of vegetables and is a wonderful way to teach life cycles, plant growth, soil types and use the outdoor area for learning. 

Physical Education

PE for all pupils is delivered by specialist teachers. All children are taught for a minimum of 1 hour a week. There are also extensive opportunities to take part in sports clubs during break, lunch and after school.  Children have regular opportunities to represent the school in a variety of sports competitions and festivals throughout the year. Children learn to swim at an early age using our teaching pool. Children in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 have a weekly swimming lesson on site.  Pupils in Year 4 attend Tooting Leisure Centre for swimming lessons.  

Computing

Computing is taught progressively through the key stages, by class teachers, and aims to offer children a broad view of the subject. The children currently have a bespoke scheme of work in place offering a half term unit each term covering the three core strands of the curriculum: digital literacy, information technology and computer science; which are, where possible, linked to the curriculum topic in each year group.  The other key skills are then embedded in the curriculum where the children experience a balanced, rounded and contextual use of different media and it based platforms.

E-Safety is a priority and taught to the children explicitly every half term. In addition, teachers will remind children of safe usage whenever they are online which is then followed up in class, key stage and whole school assemblies. We take E-Safety seriously at Sellincourt and aim to set in place key values and responsible understanding of acceptable online behaviour from the moment they start right through to year 6. 

Modern Foreign Languages - French

At KS2 all our pupils learn French and this is delivered by a specialist French teacher. 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 and Y1, music is taught by class teachers. 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.  In the autumn term, Y4 took part and in the Spring term, Y5 will take part in the Royal Festival Hall project. 

Homework

In EY 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.

New Maths Curriculum

Aims

Year Group Objectives

Supporting Your Child

Calculations

English

Supporting your child with grammar and punctuation

Supporting your child with reading

PE

PE across the school Autumn Term 1 2016

PE across the school Autumn Term 2 2016

Swimming across the school Autumn Term 2016

General Information