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Holy Trinity and St John's Church of England Primary School

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Curriculum

Curriculum Overview 2020-21

All the yearly curriculum overviews for 2020-21 can be found on the class pages.

STANDARDS AND TESTING AGENCY - INFORMATION LEAFLET

What does your child learn each term?

Please look under 'class pages' to view the year group curriculum plans

RE CURRICULUM

At Holy Trinity & St John's we teach RE using the widely used Understanding Christianity resources, schemes of work from RE Today and Canterbury Diocese plans, according the Canterbury Diocese overview. The children are taught RE weekly and are given opportunities to express their understanding creatively whether through discussion or art as well as written tasks. 

For further information please visit the Canterbury Diocese Website:

 

Useful RE websites:

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW SEPTEMBER 2019

English

Here at Holy Trinity & St Johns, we encourage our pupils to achieve their very best in English by planning, preparing and delivering, exciting and engaging lessons through quality texts.

 

Each year group from R to Six are immersed into a variety of texts, genres and activities, to enable them to write to the best of their ability with imagination, flare and stamina.

We use a variety of writing genres to allow the pupils to become experts in their writing and master the fundamentals of writing like every authors they encounter.  We encourage the pupils here at Holy Trinity to be proud of their achievements in English and their own personal successes in reading, writing and speaking and listening.

 

The children show a great enthusiasm toward all the texts currently covered in English lessons, projects and topics, guided reading and reading for pleasure and enjoyment, as well as developing a love of reading through the engaging topical picture books and novels used throughout the school.

 

For each year group's coverage of texts, please ask your child's class teacher or see the yearly overviews for each year group on the class pages.

PHONICS AND READING
At Holy Trinity and St John’s Primary School we strive to ensure that all children become successful, fluent readers by the end of Key Stage One and believe this is achievable through excellent teaching of early reading through systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) as well as fostering a love of reading. We use the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme published by the Department for Education and Skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.

Phonics Policy

MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM 

 

Pupils at Holy Trinity and St Johns CEP Primary School are taught mathematics in mixed-ability classes in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Cohort dependent, some year groups may set the classes. This could be to help prepare the children for their SATS (in Maths and English only) or to support children working below or above year group expectations. Each class teacher, with the exception of those working in the Reception classes, is expected to provide a daily lesson for Mathematics, which should last for at least an hour.

 

The approach to teaching, recommended by the National Curriculum for Mathematics, is based on three key principles: fluency, reasoning and problem solving, which are the fundamental of mathematics. Pupils practice fluency through varied and frequent practice, so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. Pupils are taught to reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language. Pupils build up to solving problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

 

Please see 'class pages' for an overview of the curriculum coverage and progression throughout the school.

 

 

Mathematics Policy 2019-20
Calculation Policy 2019-20

Maths White White Progression through the topics Key Stage 1 and 2 National Curriculum 2019-20

Times Tables Rockstars

 

In Year 4, as per the Government's National Curriculum Framework for Mathematics, children will assessed in a Multiplication Tables Check. The aim is to support children in becoming fluent with their recall of the multiplication tables up to 12 x 12 by the Summer Term of Year 4.

 

At Holy Trinity & St John's, to support children (in and out of school) we are pleased to provide children access to Times Table Rockstars . This is a great resource in which children can practice their times tables to improve their knowledge, speed and recall of multiplication and division facts.

 

Children can strive to beat their own speed and points, as well as compete against other children, classes and schools.

 

Children have their own log in which they can use to access Times Table Rockstars online or on the app. If you need any support with this please contact your child's class teacher. 

 

See the link below to get started!

Maths in the Early Years
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