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. We also run Bedtime Stories sessions throughout the year for our KS1 pupils.
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|
|P.E||Attack, Defend, Shoot Send & Return||Gymnastics Dance||Run, Jump, Throw Hit, Catch, Run|
|Music||How does music help us make friends?|
How does music teach us about the past?
|How does music make the world a better place?|
How does music help us to understand our neighborhood?
|How does music make us happy?|
How does music teach us about looking after our planet?
|RE||Explore stories from religious traditions|
Engage with beliefs and ideas through story and symbols
|Identify symbolic actions|
Identify the importance of belonging to a religion
|Explore stories from sacred writings and talk about the meaning on believers|
Listen and respond to stories highlighting morals and values
|Art/DT||Drawing, experimenting, observing|
Mechanisms, wheels and actions
food: preparing fruit and vegetables
|Clay pots and collage forms|
Textiles: templates and joining mecahnisms