Curriculum

New KS2 SATs 2017

Watch this short video aimed at parents to give outline information about the new KS2 National Curriculum tests 2017.

IPC – International Primary Curriculum

In September 2012 we formally launched our new curriculum model – it is an engaging, exciting approach where all other subjects are delivered through a single 6-8 week topic.

We want children to enjoy their learning; develop enquiring minds, develop the personal qualities they need to be good citizens and develop all the skills they will need in order to succeed in life.

Children from Y1 to Y6 will learn through a series of IPC units of work. Each unit of work has a theme that today’s children find interesting and relevant. Examples include Rainforest, Mission to Mars and Beyond and Fit for Life. Linking subjects means that children can make lots of connections with their learning. We now know that the more connections that the brain can make, the better a child can learn.  Copies of each Year Group Curriculum letter can be found on the relevant ‘Class’ page for your information.

The IPC focuses on a skills-based approach, developing adaptable and resilient globally-minded learners, prepared for the fast-changing world that they’ll be living and working in.

The IPC has been designed for children of all abilities and all learning styles, and encourages learning in groups as well as individual learning.

In order that parents and carers know what their child is learning, they are sent a letter at the beginning of each IPC unit which outlines what learning will be covered and how parents can help continue that learning at home if they choose.

You can find our more about the IPC here: http://www.internationalprimarycurriculum.com/

 

Please find attached below a presentation about the IPC.

National Curriculum in England – Key Stage 1 and 2 framework document

Literacy – Read, Write Inc.

At Wrotham Road Primary School we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning centered around letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing. Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out. Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.

When using RWI to read the children will:

  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
  • learn to read words using Fred Talk
  • read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out
  • show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.

When using RWI to write the children will:

  • learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent 44 sounds.
  • learn to write words by saying the sounds in Fred Talk
  • write simple sentences
  • compose stories based on picture strips
  •  compose a range of stories based on writing frames.

Here is a link to a video clip which shows the programme in action and explains everything, especially ‘Fred talk’!

Read, Write Inc

Here is also a link for Read, Write Inc Parent Information: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/

 

Maths

We teach Maths by following the DFE approved framework but with our own tailored approach. This is backed up by a number of initiatives and support methods including Numicon, RM Easimaths, Nintendo DS Brain Training and Maths Training.