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National Curriculum 2014|
Our school delivers the requirements of the National Curriculum in fun and exciting ways which are relevant to our learners at Howick. Our creative teachers find really engaging ways to 'Wow' our learners so that they are inquisitve, resilient and develop a genuine desire to learn. We teach our children how to learn, and each day brings new rewards, watching them fly.
The drop down menus show key skills our children learn in different subjects as they progress through Foundation Stage (Reception Class), Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6). Learning follows a 2 year cycle.
This key learning is delivered through a creative curriculum using a skills based approach, where key skills are taught and transferred into all areas of the curriculum through topic work. We work on a 2 year planning cycle in Classes 2 , 3 and 4 and we are currently following topics in cycle A.
We take each learner as an individual and look at where they are in their learning, and where they need to go on their next learning step. Every member of staff wants the very best outcomes for all our learners.
Phonics & Reading Schemes|
In Key Stage 1, the teaching of Phonics is supported by Letters and Sounds. Further reference to Letters and Sounds is continued and reinforced in Key Stage 2.
We have a wide range of books which are used for home reading, guided reading anf shared reading. These books are colour coded at different levels. We use a variety of fiction, non fiction, poetry, playscripts and other key text types from Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Big Cat and Oxford Project X, and other reading material in school.
We celebrate our love of reading everyday, and particularly in weekly Reading Buddy sessions, where younger and older children throughout school share books together. In addition, we celebrate 'Book Week' on an annual basis, where we welcome a visiting author or visit our local Library.