We aim to offer a rich and diverse curriculum at Seagrave Village Primary School. We have fully embedded the new curriculum and have a range of enjoyable topics taking place across all year groups. We accept that literacy and numeracy are very important and that they underpin much of the rest of the curriculum, but we want to ensure that we allow our pupils to develop a wider range of skills and interests. All children and classes are different, and as professionals we always try to use the most appropriate methods, in the most appropriate setting - which is not necessarily in the classroom!
We employ a specialist music teacher who teaches Music lessons to children in Years 4 and 5. At the end of their learning it is hoped that some of these children will continue to pursue music through the rest of their education. The younger children enjoy music in their classes. All of the children have access to ICT and this is delivered through all the different subjects (using our range of laptops, netbooks and iPads). The classroom teaching and learning is further enhanced by interactive screens which are used by the teachers and the pupils. In addition, we ensure all of the children have a rich and broad curriculum, which is centred on developing and acquiring new skills through a variety of subjects, such as; Science, Geography, History, Design and Technology, Art, PE, RE and PSHE.
We teach Letters and Sounds to all children in our EYFS class and Year 1. We base our Letters and sounds around both the Ruth Miskin strategy and also the LCP framework. Occasionally one or two pupils in year 2 will join phonics sessions for consolidation and closing the gap activities.
Our school reading scheme has been developed over the last two years and consists of Levels 1 - 30. The pupils can choose a book at their Level and books are changed when needed. The scheme consists of a variety of different reading books but I based around the PM reading scheme. Each child is assessed through PM benchmarking before progressing onto the next level.
All classes have five lessons of Maths and English each week, as well as reading lessons and GPS on a daily basis. The rest of the days are organised into topic areas which are taught through a skills approach, topics change termly or half termly. In EYFS the Topics change more regularly.
The curriculum is enhanced further through residential trips in years 5 and 6. These trips give the children valuable learning experiences that can’t be replicated on site at school. In addition to residential trips, we offer an extensive range of day visits to places of interest throughout each year. This might include; The National Space Centre, Stratford upon Avon and Manor Farm just to mention a few.
For more information about our schools curriculum please contact Mrs M Chafer (Head of School).
Extra Information about the 2014 National Curriculum