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Curriculum

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

 

In all areas of the curriculum, we aim to engage, motivate and stretch each child.  We do this by providing stimulating lessons that are purposeful, enjoyable and responsive to each child.  Whenever possible, the children are active in their learning and we aim to give a wide range of real experiences to broaden the children’s thinking.

 

Sharing ideas is a core part of the learning process for all ages and the children are involved in questioning, explaining their observations and discussions with their peers and teachers.  We encourage our pupils to use their imaginations and to ‘have a go’.  We believe that being self-reliant and flexible in their thinking will be a lifelong asset.

 

We are following the 2014 National Curriculum Programme of Study on a two-year rolling programme.   The academic year 2018 - 2019 falls into cycle 1. Below are details of what each class will be covering during the Summer Term.

Class 1

 

Maths

 

As a school we follow the White Rose Maths Scheme which encourages children to visualise, practically show, draw in a pictorial form and explain a calculation, as well as reason and apply to a problem solving situation. The aim of this is that children begin to have a greater depth of understanding.

 

We will be spending the summer term consolidating our learning throughout the year, undertaking mathematical investigations.  This will develop a deeper understanding and enable the children to reason about their mathematical thinking.

 

English

 

We will start by exploring Rosie's Walk.  There will be a range of writing opportunities, including instructions, character descriptions and re-writing our own version.

 

The second half of the Summer Term we will be using Town Mouse and Country Mouse as our stimulus.  Again there will be a range of writing opportunities including letters and non-chronological reports.

 

To help develop children's speaking and listening skills we will be continuing with Show and Tell on a Monday afternoon.

 

Science - Food chains

 

We will continue to study our plants (and hopefully the frogs released into the pond).  In addition we will be learning about food chains.  What is a predator?

 

Computing - Multimedia

 

We will continue with the Active Byte Awards.  In addition the children will become more familiar with a range of applications on Purplemash.  Children are able to access Purplemash at home with their own login details.  Please ask if you would like help with this.

 

RE

 

Our topic this term is Judaism, making comparisons with Christianity.

 

Our Christian Values for the summer term are: Service and Peace

 

Topic - Our Local Area

 

We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of England.  We will be learning about where Exmoor fits in terms of the United Kingdom, Europe and the World.  Through this topic we will learn about maps, how to draw and read them.  We will also be exploring our local area, mainly through our Forest School sessions on a Wednesday morning.

 

PE

 

In addition to Premier Sports PE provision (Bocca, Bowls and Curling) on a Monday we aim to use our school pool as often as possible.  Fingers cross for good weather!

 

Music

 

This term we will be learning about different instruments and how our body can be an instrument

Class 2

 

Maths

 

We continue to follow the White Rose Hub scheme. The children will not only have opportunities to increase their fluency of  maths but also will have opportunities to reason and explain their thinking. 

 

This term we will be learning about statistics, money and time.

 

English

 

Wherever possible we link our English to our topic work or R.E. 

 

We also will be focussing on settings in a story and the importance of adding detail and using the correct grammar.

 

We have weekly spelling tests based on spelling patterns and the key words relevant for their age group. 

Science

 

This term we will learning about plants.  

 

Computing

 

We will continue to consider how to keep ourselves safe on-line following the ActivBYTE and ELIM planning. This half term we will be having fun learning to write simple computer games using SCRATCH.

 

RE 

 

​As Church schools we will continue listening and discussing stories from the Bible throughout the week.  We follow the Understanding Christianity and Awareness, Mystery and Value (AMV) planning.  This term we are exploring the religion of Judaism, making comparisons with Christianity.  

 

Topic - History/Geography/Art/Design 

 

​Our topic is Mighty Earth

 

PE

 

This is taught on a Mondy led by Premier sports and Cutcombe Class 2 hope to use the school pool as much as possible.

 

The children also have t​he opportunity to represent the school in catchball, County Dancing and Area Sports.
 

French

 

The children will have the opportunity to become familiar with the basics of French, counting, meeting and greeting as well as learning colours, phrases when on holiday, eating, shopping throughout their two years in class 2.

 

Music

 

The children continue to have a ukulele lesson on a Tuesday. In addition to learning an instrument the children learn to read music, identify rhyme and beat as well as discuss tempo and pitch.

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