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Curriculum

Our Curriculum

Throughout the year children’s learning is based around different topics. These are as follows:



Autumn

 Spring

 Summer

Year R

All About Me!

Party Time

Fairy Tales

Superheroes & Robot Wars

Pirates

Paws and Claws

Year 1

Who Am I?

weeks

Ourselves

Let’s Celebrate

Different celebrations

Seeing the Light

Light

Time Detectives

Finding out about the past

Greenfingers

Plants and growth

Live and Let Live

Humans and animals, growth

Year 2

Down to Margate

Inside the Toybox

Survivor

Lost in Space

James and the Giant Peach

Dungeons and Dragons

English

Spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing. The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak is vital for developing their vocabulary and grammar and their understanding for reading and writing. Spoken language is taught in all year groups and builds year on year to develop pupils’ competence and confidence.

Reading consists of two dimensions – word reading and comprehension. Word reading is taught through a structured phonics programme called Letters and Sounds. It is taught daily and reinforced in everyday classroom activities. Reading comprehension is taught via whole class, shared reading, guided group reading and individual reading sessions. This is backed up by children reading and talking about texts at home.

Writing is also broken into two dimensions – composition (structuring ideas in writing) and transcription (spelling and handwriting). Children are taught how to plan their writing, using their ideas and experiences and are given regular opportunities to write. They are encouraged to write for a purpose (eg. thank you letters, invitations) and to use different writing styles such as story writing, poetry, lists, etc.

We use the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) as a basis for much of our teaching. It is a comprehensive curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for personal learning and for international mindedness. The IPC is now the curriculum choice of international and national schools in over 1,600 schools in 92 countries around the world.


Click here for Phonics at Ellington information

Click here for Reception Phonics at Ellington information

Click here for Letters and Sounds Information

Click here for Handwriting examples

Maths

The main focus of maths in Years 1 and 2  is to ensure children develop confidence and mental fluency with counting, whole numbers and place value (i.e. what each digit in a number actually represents).

This will involve working with numerals, mathematical words and manipulatives (such as objects to count with or rulers to measure with). Children will encounter and revisit the four mathematical operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and learn how they are connected.

Pupils will also develop their ability to talk about, sort and compare shapes. They will also learn about different quantities such as money, time, length, mass and capacity/ volume.

As children develop their reading and spelling ability in key stage one, they will be taught to read and spell the vocabulary involved in their maths learning.


Maths Overview for Year 1

Maths Overview for Year 2






Please click the link for the

National Curriculum Parents Guide


Please click the link for more information about the

Science Programme of Study for Year 1 and 2



Please click the link for more information about the

Assessment at Ellington Infant School


Click here for information about teaching and learning phonics at Ellington Infant School


Click here for the P.E. Programmes of study

Click here for the Music Programmes of study

Click here for the History Programmes of study

Click here for the Geography Programmes of study

Click here for the D.T. Programmes of study

Click here for the Art Programmes of study