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Curriculum

         

We strive continually at the school to provide learning of the highest quality, which is rooted in a rich curriculum, enabling all pupils to experience a breadth of learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. By recognising our own school’s context and nurturing each child’s individual talents, pupils at Ambergate will receive memorable, lifelong learning experiences. The breadth and rigor within our curriculum ensures that all children are able to Achieve, Believe, and Create. 

Our Curriculum 

Our aim is to provide every child with full access to a broad and balanced curriculum so that each individual can achieve their potential, in an atmosphere of collaboration, mutual support and respect. We base our teaching on the 6 principles of learning (Excellence and Enjoyment 2005 DfES) as these compliment the aims of our school.

 

  1. We set high expectations and give every child confidence they can succeed.
  2. We establish what learners already know and build on it.
  3. We structure and pace the learning experience to make it challenging and enjoyable.
  4. We will inspire learning through a passion for the subject.
  5. We make individuals active partners in their learning.
  6. We develop learning skills and personal qualities.

 

Another key tool to help us achieve our aim is our social, moral, spiritual and cultural development provision and our active promotion of British values, which contributes to ensuring that our children are prepared for life in modern Britain.

We recognise the diversity within our school and ensure that British Values are embedded within our curriculum. The teaching of British Values is integrated through the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) learning that takes place across all curriculum areas.

 

 

More details can be found in our policies below:

Phonics

In Key Stage 1 we use the Letters and Sounds scheme of work.

In EYFS we use the Jolly Phonics scheme of work.

 

Reading

In school we use a book band scheme to ensure that children are reading appropriate texts. 

 

Year group

(age at end of year)

School Term

Summative Assessment

Book Band

 

Approx reading age in years

 

 

Foundation Stage

 

 

Emerging

Expected

Exceeding

PINK

 

Less than

5 years

RED

 

5 years

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6 yrs)

Autumn

Yr 1 Commencing

YELLOW

 

 

 

5 – 6 years

Yr 1 Commencing +

BLUE

Spring

Yr 1 Developing

GREEN

Yr 1 Developing +

ORANGE

Summer

Yr 1 Expected

TURQUOISE

Yr 1 Expected

2

 

 

 

 

(7 yrs)

Autumn

 

Yr 2 Commencing

PURPLE

 

 

 

 

6 – 7 years

Spring

 

Yr 2 Developing

Summer

 

Yr 2 Expected

GOLD

 

3

 

 

 

 

(8 yrs)

Autumn

 

Yr 3 Commencing

 

7 – 8 years

Spring

 

Yr 3 Developing

WHITE

 

Summer

 

Yr 3 Expected

4

 

 

 

 

(9 yrs)

Autumn

 

Yr 4 Commencing

LIME

 

 

 

8 – 9 years

Spring

 

Yr 4 Developing

Summer

 

Yr 4 Expected

BROWN

 

5

 

 

 

 

(10 yrs)

Autumn

 

Yr 5 Commencing

 

 

9 – 10 years

Spring

 

Yr 5 Developing

GREY

 

Summer

 

Yr 5 Expected

6

 

 

 

 

 

(11 yrs)

Autumn

 

Yr 6 Commencing

DARK BLUE

 

 

10 – 11 years

Spring

 

Yr 6 Developing

Summer

 

Yr 6 Expected

BURGUNDY

 

 

Reading Ready for Secondary School

 

(12 yrs)

Autumn

Yr 6 Exceeding

 

 

11 – 12 years

Spring

Yr 6 Exceeding

BLACK

Summer

Yr 6 Exceeding

 

Topic Overviews

Jigsaw Curriculum

Further Details:

Please contact the school office should you require any further information about our curriculum.

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