**COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATES AND INFORMATION**

Our School Curriculum

Our Curriculum and Covid Remote Learning Offer

The school Governing Board has procured, with financial support from the Parish Council and from within school budget, a large number of chromebooks. These are available for pupils to borrow. If a household does not have enough devices  to enable each of their children to work on-line independently, school will loan devices to families. We want all children in each household to have access to the technology required for their virtual lessons as each class will be taught at the same time.

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Online Learning Protocol

Across the school the remote offer provided develops.

Reception class -up to 3 hours work provided

There will be ‘Zoom’ calls, but most learning is delivered in the form of videos created by staff and on line resources. The school hub is the place to go to down load printable resources. Communication with pupils/parents and work observation is through Class Dojo.

Year 1 – up to 3 hours work provided

Short lesson inputs are ‘Zoomed’ to pupils and then they are given time to complete the activities then a feed back session is provided. Other recorded content is provided by staff through for example Nearpad. Purple Mash plus other platforms usually used in school are also used. Communication with pupils/parents and work observation is through Class Dojo. When the school is open to most children and a child is in a period of isolation, sessions are streamed.

Year 2– up to 3 hours work provided

Sessions are streamed using ‘Zoom’. they are delivered by one of the qualified teachers and supported by another on line. Other recorded content is provided by staff through for example Nearpad. Purple Mash plus other platforms usually used in school are also used. Communication with pupils/parents and work observation is through Class Dojo. When the school is open to most children and a child is in a period of isolation, sessions are streamed.

Year 3 – up to 4 hours work provided

Sessions are streamed using ‘Zoom’. they are delivered by one of the qualified teachers and supported by another on line. Other recorded content is provided by staff through for example Nearpad. Purple Mash plus other platforms usually used in school are also used. Communication with pupils/parents and work observation is through Class Dojo. When the school is open to most children and a child is in a period of isolation, sessions are streamed. When the school is open to most children and a child is in a period of isolation, sessions are streamed.

Year 4 – up to 4 hours work provided

Sessions are streamed using ‘Zoom’. they are delivered by one of the qualified teachers and supported by another on line. Other recorded content is provided by staff through for example Nearpad. Purple Mash plus other platforms usually used in school are also used. Communication with pupils/parents and work observation is through Class Dojo. When the school is open to most children and a child is in a period of isolation, sessions are streamed. When the school is open to most children and a child is in a period of isolation, sessions are streamed.

Year 5

Most lessons are streamed to children at home using ‘Zoom’. Breakout rooms are used for differentiated tasks and intervention sessions. Most work is live, leaving time for children to complete tasks then come back together for feedback. Some activities are provided on the ‘hub’ for children to download and complete. Children have online access to Reading Plus and other platforms they usually use in school. Communication with pupils/parents and work observation is through Class Dojo as well as in real time during live streamed sessions.

Year 6

Most lessons are streamed to children at home using ‘Zoom’. Breakout rooms are used for differentiated tasks and intervention sessions. Most work is live, leaving time for children to complete tasks then come back together for feedback. Some activities are provided on the ‘hub’ for children to download and complete. Children have online access to  platforms they usually use in school. Communication with pupils/parents and work observation is through Class Dojo as well as in real time during live streamed sessions.

Our curriculum for each academic year, from EYFS through to Key Stage 1 and 2.

  • Here you will find a list of subjects available to our pupils
  • The content of the curriculum for each subject
  • How you can find out more about the curriculum our school is following
  • The names of any reading schemes or phonics we are using in KS 1

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Our curriculum, although outlined here, is tailored to reflect the interests of pupils and is guided by them at the launch of each topic/theme.

Built into all we do is our support in enablinbg children to use the 4Rs in their learning and life. Children are encouraged to be Reflective, Resourceful, Resilient and to work effectively with each other- Reciprocity.

Children are also encourage to enjoy learning a musical instrument, enjoy sport, sing and enjoy drama.

Children are encouraged to take responsibility through the school’s numerous Councils/Forum and the roles of Head/Deputy Girl/Boy

 Phonics:

Phonics at Whittle-le-Woods CE Primary School is taught across FS and Ks1 with children working alongside pupils from other classes who are in the same phonic phase. Children are given phonic support in KS2 when it is required. Our approach to teaching phonics is based on Actiphons which teaches actions and character for each phoneme (sound) and grapheme (letter shape). Children in nursery begin phonics learning phase 1 and learn the first sounds when they are ready for phase 2. Children in nursery will from time to time do phonics activities alongside children in Reception class.

 

Reading Schemes

We have purchased a reading scheme in which 100% of the words can be decoded for pupils working within and including phonic phase 5. Bug Club reading books have been purchased for children across the school and these may be accessed on-line through the electronic version of the scheme. Not all of these books are decodable. Children are also encouraged to enjoy library time, taking books to read and share at home. We ask that these are returned regularly so that they can be changed for new library books.

The books we use come from:

  • Phonics Bug – Pearson
  • Floppy Phonics – Oxford Reading Tree
  • Bug Club – Pearson
  • Varied library books

 

Early Years Foundation Stage
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2