- Our Curriculum
From September 2014 our curriculum for Years 1-6 is in line with the National Curriculum as required of an ODST school. You can look at the National Curriculum in more detail here. Our Foundation Class follow the curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage. More information on that can be found here.
Below you will find a Curriculum Overview for both Mathematics and English for Years 1-6, as well as leaflets for each year group. You will also find our whole school curriculum plan, based broadly on a series of Learning Challenges. This is a working document used by teachers and so will be subject to change and adaptation as the year progresses – it will also be adapted in line with pupils’ interests and learning to ensure it reflects appropriate challenge. Further information about each term’s curriculum can be found in the class newsletters which are on class pages.
Finally you will find a leaflet outlining our approach to assessment as well as a summary of changes to the assessment process as National Curriculum levels are phased out over this year. There is an excellent video clip which explains why the Government decided to allow schools the freedom to design their own assessment framework here.
- Special Educational Needs
Special Educational Needs
These pages set out information about our provision for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN). They are updated annually.
- Reading and Spelling
Reading and Spelling
Below you will find information about our teaching of reading and phonics, as well as a leaflet to support reading at home. Recently, Amanda King gave a presentation to parents on ways to support spelling at home. Her presentation is below, with a game you may like to use when practising spellings at home.
- Maths Matters!
This leaflet explains some of the steps in teaching calculations and show the format of written calculations we teach at Kidmore End. We have not attributed year groups to each stage as it is a progression and we differentiate teaching so children may be using different methods within a lesson.
Many of you may have read the thoughts of Professor Jo Boaler from Stanford University, particularly on attitudes to Maths. The document below has some good advice on approaches for parents to Maths.