Our school is using the New National Curriculum (September 2014) to create learning experiences that are exciting and engaging. We have designed a brand new menu of both topic based learning and stand alone learning. Our new overviews are outlined below – to find out more about how we plan for each subject please speak to your child’s class teacher. Children are taught how to read using ‘Letters & Sounds’. To find out more about this resource copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/what-is-letters-and-sounds.html
Maths, English and phonics/spelling are generally taught during morning sessions, with Guided Reading, Science, Physical Education, Computing, Art & Design, History, Geography, Languages and Religious Education being taught in afternoons. Sometimes, subjects other than English and Maths are taught in blocks instead of weekly lessons.
At Joseph Cash we want children to challenge themselves and take part in activities that they might not normally experience. We design WOW Week experiences linked to our new curriculum planning. For a whole week each term, children in Years 1 to 6 take part in an outward bounds WOW week. During the week, they participate in a variety of activities such as climbing, kayaking, orienteering, athletics and camp craft. Key Stage 2 classes (and Year 2 in the summer term) have the opportunity during these weeks to camp overnight on a Thursday evening and toast marshmallows by a fire that they have built! To find out more about our WOW weeks scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the link ‘Why Wow?’ and ‘WOW overview’.
The documents below provide an overview of our whole curriculum. The first document illustrates the topic areas that we cover across the whole school. The documents in the second link will provide you with greater detail about the skills and knowledge children learn in each subject area from Years 1-6;
Why Do We Do WOW Weeks at Joseph Cash?