Curriculum

 

The Primary School Curriculum sets out what pupils should be taught and expected standards of pupils’ performance.

 

We provide a balanced and broadly based curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society. We also prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

 

In primary schools, learning is organised into three phases:

 

Early Years Foundation Stage: Age 3 (Nursery and Reception)

 

- Key Stage 1: Ages 5-7 (Years 1-2)

- Key Stage 2: Ages 7-11 (Years 3-6)

 

 

Reading Recovery

 

At Eastbury Primary we believe that every child is a reader. We support our pupils through Reading Recovery.

 

At Early Years Foundation Stage, the subjects that pupils study are:

 

- Personal Social and Emotional Development

- Language and Communication

- Physical Development

- Literacy

- Mathematics

- Understanding of the World

- Expressive Arts and Design

At Key Stages 1 and 2, the subjects that pupils study are:

 

- Art and Design

- Design and Technology

- Geography

- History

- Computing

- Music

- Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (P.S.H.C.E)

- Physical Education (P.E)

- Religious Education (R.E)

- Science

- Modern Languages

Homework

 

Homework is set by the class teachers and sent to all pupils every Thursday. The expectation is for these tasks to be completed to the highest standard by the following Tuesday.

 

Children are required to read for at least 15 minutes on a daily basis. Class teachers regularly allocate pupils an individual book which has been chosen according to the school's ongoing reading assessment. Parents can support children by ensuring fluency and asking literal, deductive and evaluative questions.

 

Daily number practice is also essential for Mathematical development, as children are expected to solve addition and subtraction problems (including decimals) and quickly recall all times and division tables to 12 by the end of Year 4 at the very latest.

 

We also strongly recommend that children keep a diary where they write extensively about the most memorable events of their day.

 

Please speak to your class teacher for further guidance on any of the above.

House Point System

 

Children at Eastbury Primary School are organised into four different Houses as specified in our behaviour and rewards system.

 

All Houses have developed their own distinctive identities through identification with their own name, colour, logo and motto. Our school encourages engagement with inter-house activities and assemblies.

 

Since it was introduced, the house system has changed our school atmosphere and ethos. It has allowed pupils to have a greater sense of belonging; build support for younger students from older ones; improve corridor behaviour and improve understanding of other year group events and issues for all students.

 

Houses are named after famous individuals from a variety of backgrounds who are connected to the local area:

 

house colours are: Cook (blue), Fry (yellow), Moore (red), Vera Lynn (green)

ARP for Deaf Children

 

Eastbury Primary School has an ARP for Deaf Children (Additional Resource Provision).

We offer highly qualified and experienced staff to support deaf children throughout the school from Nursery to Year 6. We have a Specialist Teacher of the Deaf (ToD) and Education and Communication Support Workers (ECSW’s) who support children using a Child Centred Total Communication approach. We work both in mainstream classes and lessons and also offer specialist withdrawal lessons and small group work, including reverse inclusion groups with hearing children.

 

We use British Sign Language (BSL) and Signed Supported English (SSE) across the whole school with many staff who are trained or training to use sign language. We use sign language for all assemblies including singing assemblies, and to help hearing children learn also. We offer a sign language friendly environment  and are proud of our deaf children, their culture and identity within the school.

If you have any further queries or would like to know more about the curriculum we follow please pop into the office where an arrangement can be made with one of our team to answer any questions you may have.

Read Write Inc.

 

Read Write Inc. is a method of learning letter sounds and phonics, and we use it here at Eastbury Primary School to aid children in their literacy.

 

Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.

Using Read Write, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.

When using Read Write to read the children will:

learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts.

learn to read words using Fred Talk.

read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out.

show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.

When using Read Write to write the children will:

learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent 44 sounds.

learn to write words by saying the sounds in Fred Talk.

write simple sentences.

compose stories based on picture strips.

compose a range of stories based on writing frames.

For more information, including videos, please visit the Read Write Inc official website:

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/

 

To support your child further with reading and phonics learning, try these websites:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm (a collection of free phonics games)

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ (a collection of free ebooks)

 

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