Key Documents for English
Supporting Reading using Accelerated Reader
We use ‘Accelerated Reader’ across Key Stage Two and for some children in Year Two. It is a reading package that allows children to read from a wide range of books that are at the appropriate level for them. Children are then quizzed on the book that they have chosen to determine their level of understanding. Children accrue points, which depend on the word count of the book and their quiz scores, and prizes are awarded in school for the different number of points achieved.
If you would like to check that your child’s book at home can be used as an ‘Accelerated Reader’ book and the book level of the book then you can use the AR Bookfinder site. There is a link to the site here.
Mathematics Curriculum for all Year Groups
In September 2014, a new curriculum was introduced which involved many changes to the way Maths is taught and the expectations for each year group.
The ‘Mastery’ curriculum, ensures the children have a deep understanding of the subject, where they can make links between the different areas of Maths.
There are three aims of the Primary Mathematics Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. In all lessons, where children are required to think mathematically, pupils are encouraged to apply their knowledge to a range of different activities and are given the opportunity to reason and problem solve. Much of the new curriculum focuses on the children being able to reason about Maths and solve problems independently. It is no longer enough to just get the answer correct; the children need to be able to prove why and explain how and why.
In lessons, children are encouraged to use apparatus initially to develop a secure understanding before moving onto using just numbers and solving problems.
The White Rose
As a school, we follow the White Rose scheme of work for our mathematics lessons.
The White Rose Maths Hub provides term by term overviews for the new National Curriculum with the aim of supporting primary schools by providing more detailed Schemes of Learning, which help teachers plan lessons on a day to day basis.
Please click here to find out more about White Rose
Key Documents for Maths
For a list of targets across the subjects please click here