Queesnwood Primary School has an exciting curriculum based on Chris Quigley's cross curricular themes. Whilst literacy and maths are taught in discrete lessons (although linked to the class' current topic), the other National Curriculum subjects are taught in blocks of time rather than in separate weekly lessons. This includes our RE curriculum which provides children with a sound knowledge and understanding of the religions practices throughout the UK.
Most of our classes are mixed aged groups but curriculum planning takes account of the expectations for each year group.
We use Jigsaw as the foundation of our PHSE/British Values curriculum.
The following documents shows the coverage of the National Curriculum across the age groups.
As we have mixed aged classes, the objectives from both the year groups will be planned on a two yearly cycle.
This year's planning is below. These are working documents and will be updated and completed through the year.
Nursery and Reception
We use Read, Write Inc by Ruth Miskin as our primary phonics programme. This provides us with a structured, pacey programme for our Early Years Foundation Stage and year 1 children. We also use the programme to provide intervention support for those children identified as needing it. Read, Write Inc also produces 'Fresh Start', an intervention programme for our older children, we have also adopted. You can find more information at the link below.
In order to provide our children with a structured way of thinking and talking about books, we have adopted Jane Considine's 'Book Talk'. We spend 30 mins each day reading with three focuses from her reading rainbow.
We use White Rose as the basis for our maths planning. Our aim is to provide a maths curriculum that is based on good understanding, underpinned with use of visual models and patterns, strong reasoning skills and secure mental calculation.