Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7LE

Telephone: 015395 58434

admin@flookburgh.cumbria.sch.uk

Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7LE

Telephone: 015395 58434

admin@flookburgh.cumbria.sch.uk

Curriculum

Curriculum

English

Children at Flookburgh CofE Primary School are taught to read and spell using systematic synthetic phonics across the year groups. In the Early Years and Year 1, our phonics curriculum is based on Letters and Sounds, and is structured according to the LCP planning scheme. Phonics forms a discrete part of the timetable in both Classes 1 and 2; children are taught so that they are moving into Phase 5 by the end of Reception. All children in Year 1 must undergo the Phonics Screening Check, whereby they apply their phonics knowledge to decode both real and pseudo (alien) words. From Year 2 upwards, our spellings provision is based upon the No Nonsense Spellings programme, and grammar and punctuation follows the HeadStart programme.

In all classes, our English provision is based around accessing quality texts as supported by the Power of Reading programme. Each text comes with a teaching sequence which allows children to explore characters and plots in exciting and rewarding ways.

Children in Classes 2 to 4 all explore books in small groups with their class teacher during guided reading time. To see when these sessions are timetabled, please refer to the whole school timetable above.

Where appropriate, children from Year 2 upwards have their English learning supplemented using the interactive IDL learning scheme.

To provide additional reading materials, we use the Oxford Reading Tree scheme across the year groups. Older KS2 children are encouraged to change their own books in our school library.

Mathematics

Children are taught to practically problem solve and reason from the Early Years to Year 6 using the objectives from the Lancashire Grid for learning.

Teaching enables these objectives to be mastered through elements of the White Rose Planning and through fluency and accuracy in Big Maths in Key Stage 2. This is further enhanced through the school’s use of the interactive, ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ programme including other, relevant, interactive games.

Additionally, children are carefully monitored and assessed through termly ‘Headstart’ assessments; the data is carefully scrutinised and used by the teaching team to inform future their planning enabling them to provide personalised learning experiences for all children. 

The practical application of Mathematics is consistently promoted and thoroughly embedded across our curriculum and is often assessed through other curriculum subject areas; for example,   reading and analysing Data Sets in Science to  measuring in PE.

Children throughout school are taught to take ‘active’ ownership of their mathematics; apply their knowledge and skills and to independently problem solve.

Science

Science is a much-valued part of our curriculum at Flookburgh CofE Primary School! We love to investigate the world around us, developing ways to explore and record how various aspects of our environment interact to produce the phenomena we see. Science is promoted to the children not just as another subject, but as a tool through which they can gain an understanding of the universe as a whole, ranging from everyday occurrences to distance galactic events!

Our science provision is led by a former research scientist educated to the Ph.D. level, who is eager to share his passion for the subject and to enable our children to make their own discoveries. Each science lesson is focussed around the concepts of working scientifically; these help our children to develop the skills which will allow them to become independent scientists for themselves.

Flookburgh CofE Primary School is wonderfully situated within expansive grounds, allowing us to venture outside as much as possible to help bring scientific concepts to life. We also like to venture farther afield, such as Class 2’s recent trip to Holker Hall, where the children have been encouraged to explore different habitats and to create their own sundials.

To ensure that the science provision meets the needs of all children, Flookburgh CofE Primary School is well equipped with resources to bring each topic to life. We are constantly adding to our resource collection; the receipt of funding from the British Science Association has allowed us to acquire a number of digital microscopes which have been very popular with the children!

School Curriculum

In the Early Years Foundation Stage we plan using Development Matters. For all other classes, we have planned and resourced lessons to deliver the new National Curriculum from September 2014. Please look at the Class pages to find more information about curriculum provision, content and approach by year and by subject.

Please use this  website address to follow a link that will break the New National Curriculum up into year groups and core and foundation subjects.

National Curriculum overview for years 1-6

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