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Summerfields Primary

CONSISTENTLY RATED "GOOD" BY OFSTED

Atkinson Drive

Newport

PO30 2LJ

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Curriculum

Curriculum Approach

At Summerfields Primary each learning experience is focused around just one area of the curriculum. This allows children time to explore and develop key knowledge and skills in these areas. It also gives the opportunity to focus on what being a historian is like, what does it mean to be a geographer, what do designers do etc.

Reading and writing underpin the learning experiences and are used as tools to communicate the key concepts to a wider audience.

There are a range of ways used to begin a new subject. This allows the teacher to review previous learning and provide the opportunity to ensure that the steps of learning are personalised and take into account the starting points of the children to achieve the highest possible quality outcomes.

Children receive feedback during their learning which enables them to know their next step of learning - for example, what is the single thing that will make the biggest difference to them progressing as a writer. At other key moments during the learning experience, staff use their professional judgement to give meaningful feedback about a child’s next steps in learning - this may be given in a variety of ways: small group, verbal, 1:1 conferencing or written.

We recognise that successful learners are determined, courageous, positive and reflective. They also take pride in their achievements. The nurture and development of these behaviours underpins our core values - achieve, belong and care, which are also at the forefront of curriculum planning as well as everyday life in school.

Our school vision is:

  • To provide an inclusive, nurturing school where children achieve well, enjoy their learning and acquire skills they need to succeed in a changing world

Our curriculum mapping tool holds our school vision at its core.

It is bespoke to meet the needs of Summerfields Primary School and will be continually reviewed and refined. It is both brave and ambitious. It includes the National Curriculum and aims to secure a robust approach to the development of knowledge and skills in all areas of the curriculum.

Each map covers the following areas:

  • Our ultimate end goal for each area of the curriculum: What do we want our artists, musicians, programmers, historians and geographers to be able to do by the time they leave Summerfields Primary?
  • Coverage of the National Curriculum – addressing the basic requirements of the NC
  • Procedural Knowledge – the development of the skills through the curriculum area – building on the skills that have been built and preparing the children for what is coming next
  • Propositional Knowledge – the key concepts or knowledge that the children will be able to recall
  • Vocabulary – the vocabulary that the children will need to be able to communicate concepts and skills
  • Experiences – the experiences that the children will have had the opportunity to take part in during their time at Summerfields

Curriculum

At Summerfields Primary School, all children have access to a wide curriculum which includes English, Maths, Science, Computing, Geography, History, Music, Art, Technology, PSHE and PE. We follow a locally agreed syllabus for RE. Most emphasis is placed on English, Maths, Science and Computing.

At all stages and ages we will help the children to:

  • Develop a command of basic English and communicate with others
  • Enjoy reading for pleasure or information
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of basic mathematical operations including number, measures, shape, algebra and data handling
  • Appreciate and develop skills in creative arts and music
  • Enjoy and become skilled in recreational activities such as sport, drama and dance
  • Become curious about their immediate and wider environment and understand their responsibility to and for it
  • Increase their scientific knowledge and understanding
  • Learn that courtesy, good manners and consideration for others are very important qualities
  • Encourage good health and a positive self image

Children are grouped by ability for some subjects.

Various teaching methods are used, depending on the task in hand, and these include whole class lessons, children working in separate groups and individual work. Our aim is to help children to learn in an enjoyable and interesting way.

Phonics is taught through Essential Letters and Sounds.

Please do not hesitate to contact the deputy headteacher if you have any questions or wish to find out more about the curriculum that Summerfields is following.

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Reception

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Year 1

Pedagogy for continuous provision in Year 1 at Summerfields:

At Summerfields Primary School, we have found a way to ensure that every one of the 30 children in Year 1 has access to an education that is uniquely suited to them as individual learners, where they are also becoming co-operative and responsible members of the school society. They are equipped with the literacy and maths skills that they need in order to "play" and learn about things that interest them. Through this they will thrive – they have remained enthusiastic, independent, happy and unique individuals. Children aged five or six want to learn. Moreover, they want to be active, autonomous and unique learners – exploring, discovering, creating and taking risks. In other words they want to play. They each have different life histories, leading to unique personalities, interests, needs and skills. But they all want to play in order to satisfy their desire to learn.

Whole class teaching will be appropriate at times, for example teacher input for maths and phonics. Children’s work will be recorded in a variety of ways but always appropriate for the child’s level of development and in line with National Curriculum expectations. As the year progresses there will be greater emphasis on adult led activities which will prepare the children for their transition into Year 2.

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Year 2

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Year 3

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Year 4

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Year 5

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Year 6

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Art

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Computing

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Design Technology

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French

To be updated

Geography

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History

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Modern Foreign Languages

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Music

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P.E

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PHSE

To be updated

R.E

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Science

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Writing

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Our Children

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'The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education' - Ofsted 2018

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'Staff have confidence in the leadership, and work supportively together' - Ofsted 2018