Key Stage 1
Thank you for your interest in the curriculum taught to our infant children at Whittle-le-Woods C.E Primary School.
The units have been planned in response to the National Curriculum and are full of creative, exciting, hands-on, challenging learning for our children. While designing our new curriculum we feel we have not lost any of the engagement, rigour or fun and have added lots of new sparks to ignite learning. The curriculum was last reviewed in June 2020
Our plans provide an outine of what children learn. For further information please do not hesitate to contact your child teacher through ClassDojo.
The Year 1 teaching team for 2021/22 : Miss Dillon, Mr Moysey, Mrs Bertwistle, Mrs Morgan
The year 2 teaching team for 2021/22: Mrs Ruffley, Miss Cummins
Children in year2 are encouraged to join our main school choir run by a music specialist.
In Key Stage 1, we have introduced 100% decodable reading books to support children’s learning of phonics. They have a daily phonics lesson and will bring reading books, sound and word packs home. When children have completed and can apply Phase 5, a broader reading scheme is used and an even greater emphasis placed on comprehension skills. We use Phonics Bug (Pearson) and Floppy Phonics (Oxford Reading Tree) until the end of phase 5 then we use a vast array of schemes in colour coded bands. There is also access to Bug club on-line with the reading scheme books as e-books for home reading. We expect all children to read daily throughout school and as children develop their decoding and reading skills, there needs to be an increased focus on comprehension -developing skills of retrieval, inference and broadening vocabulary. The assessments at the end of Year 2 have an emphasis, approximately 80% of the test, on these skills.
Actiphons phonic scheme is used to support our teaching of phonics
Here you will find out how children will progress through mathematical calculations (updated September 2021). Please take a look as this will help you to support your child.
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