Heyford Park Free School


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Curriculum KS1 and KS2

Key Stage 1

We have three mixed Year 1 and 2 classes in Key Stage 1.  Children are in mixed-attainment groupings and all classes work very much together, with teachers planning together and sharing resources so that children in all classes get a similar experience.  Children move between classes for different subjects, with different groupings supporting different types of lessons.  For example, in our daily phonics and spelling sessions, children are generally in smaller groups, with others working on similar objectives, to enable all to progress. 
We follow the National Curriculum and in general our timetable follows a similar pattern each day: we start with a daily phonics or spelling session, then have English, break and Maths before stopping for lunch.  In the afternoons we widen the subjects covered, to include Science, PE, History, Geography, RE, Computing, Art and Design, Design Technology, PSHE and Music.  Every term we have a topic focus, and much of our learning revolves around that.  This gives the children chance to explore a subject in detail, and look at learning across the curriculum that stems from that topic.  We also have regular assemblies and some exercise sessions in addition to PE within our timetable.  We focus on the core skills of numeracy and literacy and believe that these are essential to later life.
Our focus is on looking at where a child is and helping to move them on, wherever that starting point is.  

 

Key Stage 2

We have one Year 3 class and one Year 4 class this year.  Most of the time the two classes work separately, but there are times when they get together for shared assemblies or specific topic work. 
We follow the National Curriculum, with a primary focus on producing literate, numerate students.  Our lessons also include Science, PE, History, Geography, RE, Computing, Art and Design, Design Technology, PSHE, Music and Spanish (taught by our specialist secondary Spanish teacher). 
Each term we have a topic focus, and much of our learning revolves around that.  This gives the children chance to explore a subject in detail, and look at learning across the curriculum that stems from that topic.  We also have regular assemblies and some exercise sessions within our timetable.  Our assemblies focus on a different value each week: this is introduced on a Monday, reinforced by teachers during the week and celebrated at the end of the week.
We assess children in different ways – through questioning, through the work that they produce, through discussions with individuals and sometimes through more formal assessments.  We focus on meeting each child where they are and moving them on, helping them to take responsibility for their learning and aiming to create independent, active learners. 

 

Documents

Homework-Y1-and-2-Spring-2017.pdfHomework-Y3-and-4-Spring-2017.pdfTermly-Overview-Spring-2017-Year-1-and-2.pdfTermly-Overview-Spring-2017-Year-3.pdfTermly-Overview-Spring-2017-Year-4.pdfUpdated-Rewards-Ladder-pupil-copy.docxUpdated-Rewards-Ladder-Teacher-copy.docx
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