Our long term curriculum map for 2021-22 is available here.
We are always looking to improve our curriculum to ensure that it is both engaging and memorable for every child. Below you will find some more details on our intentions for each subject; how we implement it and the impact that it has/will have on our children.
English (inc. Phonics)
We teach children to read using the Read. Write. Inc (RWI) phonics program to enable them to be capable and confident readers whilst supporting their spelling. A parent guide to phonics can be found here. A link to the Letters and sounds Youtube channel can be found here. There are further videos on YouTube that are a great resource for parents helping children with their phonics at home.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive daily phonics lessons in small groups based on their phonetical understanding. Children are provided with fully decodable books to read and share at home.
Our approach to teaching English is currently under review.
At Charlbury Primary School, we believe that mathematics is essential to everyday life. It is our intention to provide all children with a high-quality mathematics education, which will enable them to make sense of the world and develop their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. We want to foster a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject that extends beyond the classroom and lasts for life. We believe that all children can achieve in mathematics and foster positive “can do” attitudes towards the subject. We intend to provide a mathematics curriculum that is creative and engaging, that all children can access and make progress in lessons. It is our intention to develop lively, enquiring minds and to encourage pupils to become self-motivated, confident and capable in order to solve problems that will become an integral part of their future. Our mathematics curriculum fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum and Early Years Learning Goals.
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in mathematics, we implement a curriculum throughout the school that seeks to develop children’s knowledge, understanding and skills and then to apply these to a variety of contexts including real problems. Opportunities are given for investigations and practical work as well as for consolidation and practice of skills. Children are provided with challenging opportunities to master mathematical skills and develop independent learning. Lessons are planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught previously. All abilities in a class are catered for through differentiated tasks and where appropriate different maths strategies. Staff refer to the Maths Calculation Policy when teaching formal methods, understanding that sometimes children find their own efficient methods along the way. Great importance is placed upon the teaching of mental mathematics. In KS1 and KS2, children are also given the opportunity to practise and improve their rapid recall of multiplication facts. Mathematical language is explicitly taught and children are encouraged to use it correctly when explaining their reasoning and working out.
If you would like to find out more information about maths, please contact Mrs Davids through the school office.
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking (logic, evaluation, algorithms, patterns, decomposition, abstraction) and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, with many natural links between the subjects that help to reinforce subject knowledge across much of the curriculum. Our computing curriculum is designed to ensure that children can understand and apply the fundamental aspects of computational thinking .