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Curriculum Coverage

Language + Questioning = Communication 


These three words sit at the heart of our curriculum.

Children need to have:

  • a good grasp of language
  • be able to question and reason

We achieve this by using the principles of Philosophy for Children to become: critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers; this will allow our children to become good communicators which is an essential life skill.

Spring Term Stimulus

Year 1 will have daily Read Write Inc sessions which includes speed sounds, spelling, letter formation and a book to read which is fully decodable. The children will also have a English session which uses a book or books as a stimulus for their writing. Year 1 are focusing on writing a sentence independently and being able to recall the events in  a story. 

We are going to read 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do  you see?', 'Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear?' and the 'March of the Penguins'.

Autumn Term - Reading Stimulus

This term we are using a range of books to help us develop our reading and writing skills in English. We will use the books:

We have started to read ' Whatever Next' by Jill Murphy. Baby Bear finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon! 

Inspired by our reading

Summer Term Stimulus

This term we are using The Ten Little Pirates to help with our sequencing skills and use of adjectives and Jack and the Beanstalk as it links to our Science work on plants.