Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and is designed to develop our vision and values. Our curriculum is organised into the school terms with units of work, genres and books chosen to suit the time of year alongside the current themes.
Please see below for curriculum overviews for the current learning in each year group.
Reading at Standens Barn Primary School
Our reading curriculum is based on the learning statements from the National Curriculum which are organised into the DERIC components (Decode, Explain, Retrieve and Infer). We use the Read Write Inc programme to deliver consistent and effective daily phonics lessons to children in Reception and Year 1. Please visit https://www.ruthmiskin.com/parents/ for videos on how you can support this at home.
In Years 2 and above the children have daily whole class reading sessions. We ensure we cover all the domains of reading relevant to each academic year group and also ensure progression in learning across terms, years and key stages. We encourage a love of reading amongst our children through their own individual reading book, the main school library, the BEST books in our classroom libraries and our class readers. We also organise many reading events to prioritise reading and share an enjoyment of story, poetry and literature such as Story advent books and Big Barn Book Swap.
Writing Curriculum at Standens Barn Primary School
At Standens Barn, we teach our children how to use written English language effectively for a variety of purposes. We want children to form letters clearly and neatly while developing their own style of handwriting. Pupils will learn the basics on sentence construction to accurately and coherently express themselves and soon develop understanding of many more complex grammatical devices, which develops their skills of explanation, persuasion, description, instruction and narration. Through phonics (Read Write Inc) and spelling sessions, children will write accurately and know when they need support. We want children to write ambitiously by including ideas, features and vocabulary that transports the reader to new worlds. In summary, we want children to be able to use writing as a tool for enjoyment, self-expression, career development, friendship and as a vehicle to demonstrate their ability and knowledge across many areas of learning.
Maths Curriculum at Standens Barn Primary School
Our maths teaching is based on the White Rose scheme of work and is underpinned by the bar modelling theory of mathematical teaching, which is supported by My Maths. There is a strong emphasis on developing number work and fluency alongside problem-solving and relational understanding. This ensures that children quickly develop their number bonds and times tables knowledge so that they can apply this to mathematical understanding.
- ART and DESIGN
- DESIGN and TECHNOLOGY
- MODERN LANGUAGES (French)
- PHYSICAL EDUCATION
- PERSONAL, SOCIAL, HEALTH and ECONOMIC EDUCATION (PSHE)
- RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
The National Curriculum links