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Curriculum

The Curriculum

 

At St. Raphael’s we follow the primary National Curriculum for England: 

National curriculum - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

For curriculum descriptors please see Children/Year Groups 

Under the ‘Class Pages’ tab on the website, you will find a break down of this information. 


Phonics and Reading Schemes used in KS1

The teaching and learning of phonics throughout the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 is through Read Write Inc. Children have access to a broad range of multicultural and cross curricular reading books.

English

 

  • Stronger emphasis on vocabulary development, grammar, punctuation and spelling (for example, the use of commas and apostrophes will be taught in KS1);
  • Handwriting – not currently assessed under the national curriculum – is expected to be fluent, legible and speedy;
  • Spoken English has a greater emphasis, with children to be taught debating and presenting skills.


Maths

 

  • Five-year-olds will be expected to learn to count up to 100 (compared to 20 under the old curriculum) and learn number bonds to 20 (was up to 10);
  • Simple fractions (1/4 and 1/2) will be taught from KS1, and by the end of primary school, children should be able to convert decimal fractions to simple fractions (e.g. 0.375 = 3/8);
  • By the age of nine, children will be expected to know times tables up to 12x12 (was 10x10 by the end of primary school);
  • Calculators will not be introduced until near the end of KS2, to encourage mental arithmetic.


Science

 

  • There is a strong focus on scientific enquiry


Design & technology

 


Computing

 


Languages

 

  • At St. Raphael's children learn French in KS2
  • Children will be expected to master basic grammar and accurate pronunciation and to converse, present, read and write in the language.

 

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The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS Curriculum)

At St. Raphael’s we follow the statutory EYFS Framework; 

Further Curriculum Information

If you would like to find out more about the curriculum at St Raphael's please feel free to contact us here.

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