CURRICULUM

AIMS & UNDERLYING PRINCIPLES

The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the core knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

 

The National Curriculum is just one element in the education of every child.  There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the National Curriculum specifications. The National Curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons

RWI is an effective and widely-used programme in Ashford Oaks to teach our children to become confident and fluent readers.  this is particularly useful in the early years where chidren are taught new sounds by completing a variery of interesting speaking and writing activities linked to stories.

 

RWI sessions are conducted every morning, and we monitor the progress of the children closely.  Should the need arise, we provide one-to-one tutoring outside the RWI lessons themselves to ensure no one falls behind.  More information could be found in your child's Contact Book.

READ WRITE INC

                                      Fast paced!  Fun!  Big Maths is used extensively in Ashford Oaks to introduce

                                  child-friendly terms such as ‘Switchers’ and ‘Learn-its’, to help them use numbers to make

                              them more confident and successful. It has a strong emphasis on mental maths using number facts and times tables.

 

Some components of Big Maths: CLIC (Counting, Learn Its, Its nothing new and Calculation); Learn-its (Addition facts and times table facts, 72 facts in all); Beat That (Total Recall: a weekly timed test on their Learn Its).

 

The year groups are set respective targets to help guide our children towards the goal of maths competency.

 

Our New Maths Targets

Year One Expectation: Squiggleworth Target

 

  • know my finger doubles

  • I can add numbers of objects to 10

  • I can add or subtract 1

  • I can order three numbers between 1 and 10

  • I can write any given number from 1 –10

  • I can solve an addition number sentence

  • I can halve an even number of objects

  • I can count up to 10 objects

  • I know the missing number to make 10

  • I can take away numbers of objects to 10

Year Two Expectation: Pim Target

 

  • I can partition a 2- digit number

  • I can spot odd  and even numbers

  • I can solve repeated addition

  • I know the fact families for 1-digit add 1-digit facts

  • I know my doubles facts

  • I can solve any 2-digit add 1-digit

  • I can take any 1-digit number from any 2-digit number

  • I can add 10s (multiples of 10)

  • I know the missing number to make the next 10

  • I can use my doubles facts to find halving facts

Year Three and Four Expectation: Mully Target

 

  • I can partition a 3-digit number

  • I can combine two or more tables facts  to solve division

  • I can multiply multiples of 10 (2,3,4 & 5x only)

  • When given a single fact I know the fact family

  • I can partition a number with one decimal point

  • I can solve any 3-digit add 3-digit

  • I can solve any 3-digit take 3digit

  • I can multiply and divide whole numbers by 10

  • I know the missing number to make 100

  • I can multiply a 2-digit by a 1-digit number

Year Five and Six Expectation: Count Fourways Target

 

  • I can partition a number with three decimal points

  • I know what multiples, factors and square numbers are

  • I can combine 2 or more tables facts to solve division

  • I can write fractions as decimals and percentages

  • I can solve 2 digit x 2 digit

  • I can solve any additions with 2 decimal points

  • I can subtract numbers with hundredths

  • I can multiply/divide whole numbers by 10 and 100

  • I know the missing number to make 1000

  • I can multiply tenths

Year Six Expectation: Pom Target

 

  • I can combine 2 or more tables facts to solve decimal division

  • I can order numbers with different decimal places

  • I can combine 2 or more coin facts to solve division

  • I can write fractions as decimals and percentages

  • I can solve 3 digit x 2 digit

  • I can solve any 2 decimal points + 1 decimal point number

  • I can subtract numbers with different decimal places

  • I can multiply/divide whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100

           and 1000

  • I know the missing decimal piece

  • I can multiply hundredths

These are the sounds your child will learn.  These sounds can be combined to make Green words.

Green Words are words that if you stretch them out all the sounds can be heard i.e. you can sound them out.

SFA: SUCCESS FOR ALL

SFA is designed to develop the literacy skills of children in Key Stage 2, with the aim of creating fluent and confident readers by the end of Year 6.  45-minute sessions of SFA are run daily to ensure our children achieve that all-important literacy skill that underpins all other learning.

 

The children are well supported as they are put into groups to suit their level, "Wings" in SFA parlance.  To maintain a high level of interest, we exposed our children to a wide variety of literature, including fiction and non-fiction, and poetry.

DURATIONS & FREQUENCY

KEY STAGE 1: AGE 5-7 YEAR 1 & 2

KEY STAGE 2: AGE 7-11 YEAR 3 TO 6

 

                                                             For both Key Stages

CORE SUBJECTS

READING (RWI/SFA)............................................................

WRITING.............................................................................

PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR...........................................

SPELLING............................................................................

MATHEMATICS (INCLUDING BIG MATHS)............................

COMPUTING.......................................................................

PHYSICAL EDUCATION.........................................................

MOVE N GROOVE................................................................

FOREIGN LANGUAGES/MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES.....

 

OTHER SUBJECTS

SCIENCE

ART & DESIGN

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

GEOGRAPHY

HISTORY

MUSIC

PSHE

 

 

 

 

DAILY

EMBEDDED EQUIVALENT 1 HOUR PER DAY

EMBEDDED

DAILY 10 MINS

DAILY

WEEKLY 1 HOUR

WEEKLY 1 HOUR

DAILY 10 MINS

DAILY FOR 10-15 MINS (EXCEPT KS1)

 

 

Taught through new Ashford Oaks Curriculum World. Minimum of 1-week block to 3-week block.  Roughly 2.5 hours a day (not on Computing or PE days)

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

The curriculum that we teach in Nursery and Reception classes meet the requirements set out in the National Curriculum at Foundation Stage. Our curriculum planning focused on the seven areas of learning: Personal, Social and Emotional development, Physical development, Communication and language, Literacy (RWI), Mathematical, Understanding of the world and Exploring and using media and materials.

                                                            

Our school fully support the principle that young children learn through play and by engaging in well-planned structures activities.

 

At the end of the year we report on the Characteristics of Effective Learning which are: Playing and exploring, Active learning and Creating and Thinking Critically.

We also go on a number of school trips,  to different places linked to our foundation subjects.

 

Yearly we have some special trips. Every class is named after a village around Ashford and they visit their village on Village Day. Year 4 have the exciting opportunity to go camping for three days in May. Finally Year 5 go on a week-long Residential trip at the end of the year.

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