Sutton V.A. Lower School

Sutton Lower School

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Curriculum

The school caters for children from Reception to Year Four.

The children start school in the September after their fourth birthday and leave to start Middle School in the September following their ninth birthday.

Children are in classes with children from two year bands for years one to four and in one year band for foundation.  There are fifteen children in each year group. Due to mixed age classes we run a two year rolling program. 

On the children’s class pages you will see more detailed information about the exciting themes that your children will be researching and learning from.

EYFS

The school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum and the National Curriculum. The EYFS is divided into seven areas:

The National Curriculum, a guide for parents

- Communication and Language (CL)

- Physical Development (PD)

- Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

- Literacy (LY)

- Mathematics (MA)

- Understanding of the World (UTW)

- Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

If you would like to discuss the curriculum in more detail, please contact Mrs Bage, our School Manager.

Click on the link below for more details of the EYFS curriculum:

 

 

 

Key Stage 1 and 2 Curriculum

Years 1,2,3 and 4 follow the National Curriculum programmes of study.  We deliver the following subjects – History, Geography, Design and Technology, Science, Art and Music through topics and themes using the Inspire Curriculum, which was purchased in 2014 from Cornwall Learning. See below.

Maths and English are taught using Hamilton Trust.  

P.E. units of work are taught using elements of different schemes and planned by individual teachers.  Children have two hours of P.E. a week.

Computing teaching uses elements of the ELIM Wessex Computing scheme of work.

RE curriculum is detailed under the RE and SIAMS in a Church School tab.

 

KS1 (River Class) Topics Rolling Programme

Year A

Year B

Autumn Term

Autumn Term

The Big Build

 

What do I need to be me?

Who am I?

 

Flying High

Spring Term

Spring Term

To The Rescue

 

Blown Away

Potting Shed

 

Sowing and Growing

Summer Term

Summer Term

Animal Allsorts

 

2 Queens (Victoria and Elizabeth II)

Where shall we go? (Seasons and Journeys)

 

Home and Away (Brazil)

 

Computing

Year 1

Year 2

Autumn Term

Autumn Term

E-Safety

 

E-Safety

 

Programming

 

Programming

Spring Term

Spring Term

Programming

 

Programming

Computing Skills

 

Multimedia

Summer Term

Summer Term

Technology in our lives

 

Technology in our lives

Animations

 

Blogging

 

PSHE Themes:

New Beginnings

Friendship

Changes

Going For Goals

Relationships

Good to be me

 

KS2 (Ocean Class) Rolling Programme

Year A

Year B

Autumn Term

Autumn Term

Why are humans animals too?

 

Where does my food go ?

Set in Stone

 

Were the dark ages dark ?

Spring Term

Spring Term

Romans/Legacy

 

Batteries not included and Magnets

Shake Rock and Roll

 

Dragons Fact or Fiction ?

Summer Term

Summer Term

Shadow Dancers

 

Sounding off

Local Area to include local art

 

Source to sea, to include river Amazon

 

Computing

Year 1

Year 2

Autumn Term

Autumn Term

Bringing it to life

 

Comics

Spring Term

Spring Term

Games in a New World

 

Games & information

Summer Term

Summer Term

Move it and Sort it

 

Become a Games Designer

 

PSHE

 

Autumn Term - Core 1

Health and Wellbeing

 

Spring Term – Core 2

Relationships

 

Summer Term – Core 3

Living in the Wider World

 

 

National Curriculum

At Sutton School we follow the National Curriculum for all subjects. Further details can be found on the links below:

           English                                 Maths                                 Science                              Art & Design     

               

          Geography                             History                                Languages                         Music

               

                P.E.                                  

 

Phonics teaching is based on Letters and Sounds and delivered using Jolly Phonics and Phonics Play. The Oxford Reading Tree supports this teaching.

         

 

Please click here to find out how phonics are taught in school.

 

All lessons have clear learning objectives and teaching is differentiated in order to meet individual needs. Children have learning targets and assessment is on-going to adjust targets and individual plans as appropriate.

The curriculum is enhanced through topic teaching, following children's ideas and interests and encouraging independent learning. Educational visits and events in school also enhance the curriculum and create memorable experiences for the children. 

 

The Inspire Curriculum is committed to:

  • Achievement and success
  • Learning and life skills
  • Creative thinking, innovation and enterprise
  • Learning through exploration
  • Stretch and challenge
  • Developing working memory
  • Creativity
  • Independent and learner-led learning
  • Collaborative learning
  • Outdoors and nature
  • Applied learning
  • Authentic tasks with a real audience
  • FUN and positive emotional links

 

 
More information: 

You may also like to find out more about the curriculum and the current National strategies by clicking here:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum

 

 

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