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Colville Primary School Curriculum

 

Our intention at Colville Primary School is to provide pupils with the experiences and skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century. Primary school is not simply a means to an end but a valuable experience in itself. We want all children, regardless of background, to have opportunities to build core characteristics and develop deep knowledge of key academic areas. Our curriculum is implemented through high quality teaching backed up with well-designed and thorough opportunities for personal and social development. As a Local Authority school we must teach the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum. However, these provides only the skeleton framework for us to follow. Our curriculum includes many more opportunities, topics, activities and ideas for our pupils to explore during their time at Colville. The content of our curriculum is detailed in our year group Curriculum Maps. These show what we intend to deliver to our pupils in their studies across the different year groups. Throughout our Foundation Stage Curriculum we aim to encourage active learning through first hand experiences, both in indoor and outdoor play, and through verbal and non-verbal communication. Our school values of Love, Laugh and Learn provide the three main themes for our Key Stage One and Key Stage Two curricula. These three values representing personal, behavioural and academic development trajectories. While we have separated the content areas out for the benefit of clarity, there are elements of all three present within the vast majority of school activities. For example when a pupil is completing an academic science experiment, they may also be developing their personal communication skills and gaining a wider love of learning.

 

These documents are further supported by our Curriculum Passport, which details the many exciting experiences we plan in each year for all pupils. Altogether this curriculum provides the framework for achieving across all areas of learning and provides opportunities for all pupils to excel during their time at school.

 

You can find the relevant Curriculum documents below

Speech and Language Centre

Colville Enrichment Passport

We know that our curriculum has had the desired impact in a variety of different ways. This includes but is not limited to

 

  • When pupils demonstrate their resilience and confidence in moving to a new setting, such as secondary school.
  • When students take great pride in representing their school at an external event
  • When pupils perform well against national expectations and statutory examinations
  • When the school receives positive feedback about the character and behaviour of our pupils
  • When the children themselves agree that their school journey has been positive

 

There are plenty of options available to you should you require any more information about our curriculum. Parents of existing pupils can contact their child’s class teacher in the first instance. For information on Key Stage curriculum you can contact the Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 leaders via the school office. For information on whole school curriculum development and provision please contact the School’s Senior Leadership Team.

We love, we laugh and we learn!

Reading Schemes and Phonics

 

We use a wide range of resources to teach reading and phonics at Colville Primary School. The reading scheme that is most frequently used, especially by children in years two or three, is Oxford Reading Tree. We maintain a large stock of books to ensure all pupils have access to high quality texts. We use Read, Write Inc. to teach phonics in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One.

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