The Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is followed in Year R. Please see the Class Pages for more details.

At Key Stage 1 a new National Curriculum was implemented in September 2014. As a school we are following the expected outcomes linked to the National Curriculum in English, Mathematics, Science, Design Technology, History, Geography, PSHE, R.E, Music, .PE, Art and ICT. Please see the Class Pages for more details.

Reading

We aim to foster in all our children a love of books so that they become readers for life. We use the Oxford Reading Tree as the main reading scheme in our school, which has a wide range of books (fiction and non fiction), which are colour-coded to indicate their level of difficulty. In addition to this, we supplement our book bands with a variety of different texts with an appropriate level of difficulty. This ensures children have the experience of reading books of different genres and styles. Alongside ensuring that children read books of progressive difficulty, we do not deny children access to books which interest them but which may be too difficult for them to read independently.

Phonics

Here are West Byfleet Infant School we follow the Dof E approved letters and sounds document to ensure that the teaching and learning of phonics is progressive from Reception to Year 2. We do this by using Read, Write Inc to teach the discrete sounds, and to ensure that the children learn how to write the individual letters in the correct formation. We recognise that spelling pattern rules also need to be taught and learnt to help children with some of the more complicated words. The teaching of phonics is organised into groups depending on children's prior knowledge and progress through letters and sounds.


Please find below the curriculum planning documents which give the content of the curriculum for each subject: