At Scotch Orchard Primary School we believe that a quality English curriculum should develop children’s love of reading, writing and discussion. We are passionate about ensuring all children become confident and enthusiastic readers and writers. Within our English lessons, we ensure that children ‘write for a purpose’ and focus one one of the following writing genres each half term:
Writing to Inform
Writing to Entertain
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. We also run Bedtime Stories sessions throughout the year for our KS1 pupils.
Reading books are organised on a book banding system ensuring the children read books appropriate to their level. Phonetically decodable books are carefully matched to each child’s phonic ability. Shared reading takes place within English lessons to provide enriching experiences through more challenging texts. Teachers also share stories with the class, displaying an enthusiasm for reading and setting a positive example as a reader.
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||Plants||Everyday Materials||Living Things Animals, including Humans|
|History||Why should we remember the Wright Brothers and Amy Johnson? Black History Month: Rosa Parks||Why was the first moon landing such a significant moment in History?||Why did the Titanic sink? Local History Project: How was schooling in Lichfield changed in the past 100 years?|
|Geography||Continents & Oceans||The Equator North & South Poles||Human & Physical Geography within Europe|
|Computer Science||Logical Reasoning Sharing content online||Create & debug programmes Protect your stuff||Algorithms Social Media|
|P.E||Attack, Defend, Shoot Send & Return||Gymnastics Dance||Run, Jump, Throw Hit, Catch, Run|