Curriculum Overview – September 2020
We develop ambitious and aspirational learners, who fulfil their academic and personal potential and take pride in their achievements. We are completely committed to providing our children with a curriculum that inspires and motivates them.
All pupils will secure firm foundations in English and Mathematics and this underpins a growing excellence in other subjects. Our knowledge-based curriculum offers a broad range of subjects from Early Years through to Key Stage 2 (KS2). We believe in bringing learning to life, both indoors and out, with an emphasis on engaging, purposeful & challenging learning.
Sandy Lane Primary aims to provide a curriculum that is engaging, inspiring, motivating balanced and relevant. While emphasis is placed on children learning core skills of English and Maths, we place great value on developing the ‘whole child’ and provide an engaging programme of study in all curriculum areas.
SANDY LANE CURRICULUM STATEMENT: Sandy Lane Primary Curriculum Statement.pdf
Note - there may be some adjustments to the below as teachers assess any possible learning gaps due to lockdown. Subject leaders have been involved in ensuring key building blocks to ensure progression of knowledge, that may have been missed, are in place and covered.
Sandy Lane Curriculum
Our curriculum below sets out the units studied per subject per year group (Subject Overview). These subjects are, where appropriate, combined into Themes (Thematic Overview). Some subjects may not fit into Themes so will be taught as discrete subjects.
The links below give more detail of the Maths curriculum being followed in each year group during 2019-20. Our curriculum statement (above) gives more detail on further fluency sessions, use of mymaths and Times Tables Rockstars.
Reading & Phonics
Find out more about our Reading, what we are reading in class and recommended books here
We use jolly phonics to support our teaching of Letters and Sounds as well as interactive games from websites like Phonics Play and other online resources.
We have the following resources to aid phonics and reading:
Big Cat Phonics
Big Cat Letters and Sounds,
Oxford Reading Tree Floppy Phonics,
Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds books
Oxford Reading Tree traditional tales
Then in our free choice selections we have non phonic Oxford Reading Tree books and a few books from other schemes such as Discovery World.
Age Related Expectations/Target Sheets 2019-20
We run a range of extra curricular events which serve to add enrichment, cultural capital and further celebration to our curriculum provision. If you have any other ideas of things you’d like celebrated or opportunities that you (or someone you know) can offer our children please speak to any of us.
We openly encourage parental involvement in their child’s learning and the life of our school. If you have any talents you can offer please do see any of us in school. These could be: cooking, baking, crafts, technology (e.g. DJing, computer skills, animation), martial arts or fitness, traditional dancing, to name a few! We’d be grateful for even an hour of your time to pop in and work with our teachers and children.
We run a volunteer programme for parents, friends & family who can offer any amount of time to help out in school including listening to readers. Please do inform your child's class teacher, school office or Miss Morrissy and we'd be delighted to get you involved.
We also hold regular celebration events for parents and invite parents in for workshops and to see their child learn in class.