Geddington C of E Primary School follows the National Curriculum as required of all schools in Local Authority control. We use this as a foundation on which to build a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to develop a love of learning and an aspiration to succeed as we prepare our children to be active, successful contributors to life in 21st century Britain.
Our curriculum is arranged around topics and children build their knowledge across a range of subjects as they progress through a topic. Where curriculum subjects do not fit comfortably within the topic they will be taught discretely to ensure high standards are maintained at all times.
Each child’s progress is carefully assessed, monitored and recorded and individual and group achievements are recognised. Children are taught as a whole class, in groups or individually depending on the subject, the individual’s ability and personality.
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PHONICS SCHEME and EARLY READING.
We use Read Write Inc as our recognised scheme for teaching phonics. Children’s will learn to read using books that have been specifically written to go alongside the scheme and match the phonics they are learning in class. Parents can click the links below for further information.
EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE
Children in our Reception Class follow The Foundation Stage Curriculum and will work towards The Early Learning Goals, which establish expectations for most children to achieve by the end of the Foundation Stage (i.e. by the end of the reception year).
Children have the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of first hand experiences leading to the acquisition of knowledge, skills and concepts. Concentration and perseverance are encouraged as the children are introduced to appropriate aspects of the Foundation Stage Curriculum, which seek to foster a real interest in learning and builds on what they already know.
Much of the Early Years Curriculum is delivered through structured play, both indoors and outdoors, where learning objectives have been clearly defined.
Well planned play is a key way for young children to learn with enjoyment and challenge. Opportunities are given for the children to engage in activities planned by adults and those that they plan or initiate themselves, with appropriate adult intervention to help them make progress in their learning. A balance is sought between direct teaching and child-initiated activities.
The Foundation Stage Curriculum is organised into seven areas of learning: –
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Children are encouraged to develop a positive self-image, respect for others and a positive disposition to learn.
Communication, Language and Literacy
Children develop competence in speaking and listening, and in making themselves understood.
Children are introduced to the fundamentals of reading and writing through a structured phonics programme and the chance to read and write in different contexts across the curriculum.
Click here to see our recommended Reading list for each Year Group
Children acquire mathematical concepts and develop numeracy skills.
Understanding of the World
Children are developing the knowledge, skills and understanding to help them make sense of the world.
Children develop and improve skills of co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement.
Expressive Arts and Design
Children develop and expand skills in art, music, dance, role play and imaginative play.