English & Phonics
At Scotch Orchard Primary School, we believe that all of our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through ‘Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised’, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. The Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.
We have a book-led English curriculum with challenging and engaging texts used in all Key Stages. This includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. In addition, throughout the school year the importance of reading is enhanced through World Book Day and book fairs to further enrich our English curriculum.
At Scotch Orchard, we believe that every child should have access to high-quality maths education through a ‘teaching for mastery’ approach. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school coherence that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering Maths. Our aim is to develop confident mathematicians who acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject.
We use ‘Power Maths’ to support us in ensuring children are proficient in their ability to fluently recall facts and prior knowledge, reason confidently and problem-solve independently. Children spend time becoming true masters of content: applying and justifying their knowledge in multiple ways.
|Science||Seasonal Changes||Everyday Materials||Plants Animals, including Humans|
|History||Why do we remember Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole? Black History Month: Mary Seacole||How have toys and washdays changed?||How has the seaside changed in the past 100 years? Local History Study: How was schooling in Lichfield changed in the past 100 years?|
|Geography||The United Kingdom Capital cities of the UK||Human & Physical Geography within the UK||Seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK|
|Computing||Technology around us|
|Moving a robot|
|P.E||Attack, Defend, Shoot! Send & Return||Gymnastics Dance||Run, Jump, Throw Hit, Catch, Run|
stories from the past
What does music tell us about the past
|Music makes the world a better place|
How does music help us understand our neighbours
|What songs can we sing to help us through the day?|
how does music help us to look after our planet?
|Art and DT||Drawing experimenting and observing|
Mechanisms sliders and levers
|Basic painting and printing techniques|
Clay sculpture and collage