Sutton Green Primary School is committed to meeting the requirements of the National Primary Curriculum that was introduced in September 2014. Staff working in our Early Years department use the Foundation Stage Curriculum (0-5) with guidance from Development Matters.
Our schemes of work reflect the content and challenge of the National Curriculum for each year group. Teachers have received training in the key areas of 2014 curriculum with a particular focus on Maths, English and computing. We are teaching French to KS2 pupils.
As of January 2019 Sutton Green is using the Cornerstones Education curriculum. This innovative curriculum enables teachers to deliver lessons for all subjects through a cross curricular approach, developing skills, knowledge and creativity.
We will continue to make provision for the teaching of PSHCE, and our approach to the teaching of PSHCE is referenced in our Sex & Relationship Policy. This includes reference to the teaching of British Values through the curriculum and the Prevent Agenda, along with developing Global Education. The teaching of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education is also threaded throughout our curriculum teaching, and links to our teaching of PSHCE and RE. We use the Locally Agreed Cheshire Scheme of Work to teach Religious Education.
We will continue to ensure high quality learning experiences that include thematic learning. This includes visits and events linked to key cross-curricular learning. Pictures on our website referenced show our highly successful theme weeks, where the whole school works together to create a main corridor display referenced to key theme to showcase a wide variety of work eg.. Our Place, Remembrance, Famous People.
Information on what each class is studying on a half termly basis is shared in newsletters to parents, and it is also posted on class pages on the website. see reference to class pages
English including phonics
In English, we teach daily phonics to EYFS/Key Stage 1 pupils (lower juniors may be taught if required following an unsuccessful Year 2 resit of the phonics test). As of January 2019 Phonics is taught in phase groups according to the child's ability. We use ‘Letters and Sounds’ guidelines and resources to deliver and supplement the Statutory requirements. In addition to this we Phonics Play to aid teacher's planning. Web-based resources including ‘ictgames.com’, bbcbitesize and Sumdog also supplement the children's learning. Our teaching staff are constantly looking for new programs and sites to supplement the learning for all pupils.
In Key Stage 2 pupils are taught differentiated spellings according to their age and ability. Teachers use the recommended spelling patterns as stated in the National Curriculum.
For reading, all children are supported with structured guided reading sessions and individual reading with a member of staff or a parent volunteer when appropriate. We use a range of reading resources to teach reading including a variety of reading schemes which are collated to make a school scheme to provide a wide range of books. Whole class guided reading and shared reading is part of our approach.
The school uses ‘Talk for Writing’ alongside other approaches across the school. There is an emphasis on developing children’s effective use of language to impact on the reader. The new Cornerstones curriculum enables children to write through a cross curricular approach using different genres. Children from EYFS to Year 6 are taught to use appropriate grammatical terminology linked to the national curriculum .
In maths, children in Years 1-5 are using ‘White Rose’ maths scheme. We use the White Rose content along with a range of additional resources and materials to teach maths across the school, and there is particular focus on children learning times tables and number bonds, acquiring the correct mathematical vocabulary and using maths to solve problems in a variety of contexts.A daily arithmetic focus in addition to the maths lesson enables practise of basic skills. mental maths and times tables
Please browse our website to look at subject specific information under curriculum or class pages for further information regarding our curriculum delivery.