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Curriculum

On this page, you will find the curricular overviews for each year group.  A more detailed view of what's happening in each term can be seen in the class newsletters in the Class Pages.

 

We are firm believers in the Power of Reading and every year group's learning across the foundation subjects is closely linked to the text they are studying in their English lessons. The books are high-quality and regularly reviewed to ensure that they match with the needs and interests of the individual children. Take a look at the plans below to see the links being made.

 

If you have any further questions, or would like to find out more about our school curriculum, please speak to your child's class teacher, or contact us directly.

Phonics

 

The children are taught to read using a phonics scheme called 'Jolly Phonics'. This is a highly regarded scheme and has proven effective in structuring the teaching of phonics. Our Year 1 Phonics Screening Check results are consistently above national and local averages and we are proud of the phonics teaching we deliver, which gives all children the best opportunity to progress as early readers and to read for enjoyment.

 

If you would like to learn more about the scheme, or how to teach your child phonics, you might like to try the following websites:

Maths

 

Maths Mastery

During the school year 2016/17, we have identified maths as a core focus for the school. One of the key changes which we have

implemented and tracked through the year is the introduction of a 'Mastery' approach to mathematics.

 

At Foster's, this means that within each maths lesson, children will have opportunities to work on their mathematical:

  • fluency
  • reasoning and
  • problem solving.

 

Staff and children have found this approach beneficial and we are seeing some accelerated progress. This will be a longer term process and after embedding in the second half of 2016/17, we expect to see children's understanding continue to deepen and progress to continue to accelerate.

 

Maths Booklet for Parents

We have put together the booklet below to help parents of younger children to understand the methods we use to teach addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. We hope that it is useful and that the printable resources at the back are useful for working with your child at home.

 

If you have any feedback, please do let us know.

 

Updated June 2017

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