You will find below the National Curriculum (2014) statutory requirements, for each National Curriculum Year Group, mapped by core and non-core subject. The documents show the statutory areas that the children must be taught by year group for the core subjects (English, Maths and Science) and non-core. All non-core subjects are broken down by Key Stage and we are in the process of building our curriculum plan to ensure progressive coverage of these areas.
A parents’ guide to the new National Curriculum – Explains the changes to the National Curriculum and the new assessment to parents. The guide provides a clear outline of the new content, by year group, with some background information about how the curriculum and assessment works.
Please click below to read relevant Curriculum Policies:
At Great Chart Primary we view reading as a fundamental life skill. We believe that reading is one of the core learning approaches and helps children to broaden their vocabulary, develop a good imagination and readily access other curricular areas.
Therefore, reading is given high priority and all children are helped to foster a genuine love of books. Each child receives focused guided reading sessions each week that not only teaches the skills associated with reading, but also builds on comprehension skills and allow discussion to take place. Teachers regularly read books to the children and develop knowledge of authors and genres. Older children are taught to be reading buddies and listen to younger children read. Our school library is well resourced and all classes have stimulating and inviting book corners within their classrooms. We encourage parents to read with their child at home on a regular basis, which is monitored through the use of a home/school reading diary.
At Great Chart Primary reading is taught using the Letters and Sounds phased programme. The Foundation Stage children learn using Jolly Phonics. It is a fun and multi-sensory approach with pictures, actions and songs for letter sounds. Using phonics enables the very youngest children to succeed with reading as they quickly learn to recognise, identify and blend letter sounds for reading. Our main reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree.