At Lady Seaward's we pride ourselves on creating a creative curriculum matched to children's interests. Children in all classes are actively involved in the planning process for their learning.
Our core focus is to ensure children have gained the skills, concepts and knowledge needed in Reading, Writing and Maths for each year group expectation. See the Parent's guides below for Curriculum information for each year group.
Making our curriculum and learning meaningful is extremely important to use and classes base their learning around Topics that bring together the wide range of subjects taught. Rockies and Himalayas cover one topic per term and Alps Class covers one topic each half term. We take on a holistic approach to children's learning meaning that in one session children may be covering Literacy, Art and ICT objectives or indeed a range of other subjects.
See our curriculum pages for more in depth information about each subject.
Please see Class Planning documents below which outline the learning which will take place each term.
Teaching of Early Reading and Phonics
The importance of reading cannot be over-emphasised. In order for children to access other areas of the curriculum need to be able to read. Pupils have opportunities to take part in guided and independent reading as well as joint reading sessions with their peers and ‘reading buddies’.
Phonics is taught daily from Year F. We use Phonics Bug (Bug Club) and Letters & Sounds to bring a variety of teaching resources to support children with their phonics learning. Please take a look at our Phonics workshop booklet further down on this page, for information on how you can support your child at home.
Children are encouraged to read a wide variety of texts and genres, for enjoyment and information, developing skills to become critical and independent readers who value and respect books.
You may be interested in the documents below which give you more information about the new National Curriculum introduced in September 2014.