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Curriculum

At Harrietsham C of E Primary School we offer a varied, creative curriculum linked to the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum.  Topics are linked to the key skills which the children need to be taught in each of the curriculum areas.

In addition we use our children, their interests, and the rural community in which we are a proud of, to stimulate learning within the wider curriculum. 

 

As a Church School, we use the Kent Agreed Syllabus with planning provided by the Diocese of Canterbury, to give our children opportunity to explore the Christian faith as well as other World Religions and develop spiritually and emotionally.

 

Phonics

We have our own scheme incorporating elements of Letters and Sounds to deliver daily discreet phonics lessons in FS and KS1, enabling children to decode efficiently. This is continued into KS2 where necessary.  
Children are grouped for their daily sessions according to their level of phonic understanding.

 

Reading

Teachers model reading strategies during shared reading sessions, whilst children have the opportunity to develop reading strategies and to discuss texts in detail during guided reading sessions. In KS1 children also have the opportunity to read 1-1 with an adult at least once a week. As the children move through the school, opportunities to read independently for a sustained period of time are afforded to them.

 

A variety of banded reading scheme books such as The Oxford Reading Tree Scheme and Rigby Rockets are primarily used to support early readers as well as book banded ‘real books’ used for guided reading. Teaching assistants support reading activities to ensure that children have more frequent opportunities to read with adults.

We use Reading Records to monitor reading at home and children have regular opportunities to use our inviting and well-resourced school library. 

 

2014 National Curriculum (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum) and the current Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2).

 

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

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