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Curriculum

Please see the information below about the range of topics and resources used at Asmall.  For more information please contact the School Office to speak to a member of the teaching staff or Mrs Speak (Headteacher).

Please click on the above link to our Creative Curriculum, where you will be able to see how each subject is taught through our termly themes.

 

The Infant children (Years 1 and 2) follow a two year rolling programme.  In 2020 -21, they are following Cycle A.

 

The Junior children (Years 3 - 6) follow a four year rolling programme.   In 2020-21 they are following Cycle B.

 

We have a topic or theme for each term, which links the subjects of each curriculum area together.

 

With the addition of visits and visitors in each topic, and enrichment activities throughout the year, learning is made more exciting and meaningful, and children are prepared for life in modern Britain.

Click on the link below to see how this relates to the National Curriculum or speak to your child's class teacher if you wish to know more.

 

Reading

At Asmall, we base our early reading around phonics. Children are taught letter sounds as part of their daily phonics sessions. These begin early in Reception Class and continue until your child is confident with all their sounds. We use the Letters and Sounds scheme. Children are taught in small groups for half an hour each day.

 

Our main reading scheme is Phonics Bug, but we also use books from the following schemes:

Comics for Phonics

Oxford Reading Tree

Bug Club

 

Our books are colour coded and children choose their own books from a selection of graded books at their phonics level.

 

Once children have completed Phase 6 of Letters and Sounds, they continue to select their own reading books from graded books.  There is a range of fiction, non fiction and poetry from a range of reading schemes. In addition, children in KS 2 also choose books from the school library and class reading areas.

English
Our English curriculum is very much linked to our topics.  The document below details the progression in teaching for each genre taught at Asmall.  
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