Curriculum Design & Progression

Reading is at the heart of our curriculum and we ensure all learning is based on quality texts and a progressive approach to learning to read

Retrieval Practice

We include a retreival practice activity in each of our lessons to make learning stick!

Recognising a relationship between concepts will activate other knowledge and form a spider web. It is easier to learn new knowledge if we already have links between our prior knowledge.

  • Retrieval Practice strengthens our existing connections and helps us re-organise our knowledge which we can then use in a faster and more efficient way.
  • We need facts in our head which are interconnected. Isolated facts with no context clues ​or links to existing knowledge have nothing to ​‘stick to’ and therefore do not last.

Talking about learning is essential in all aspects of our curriculum delivery.

School Curriculum Planners: we regularly review and update our curriculum to ensure it is relevant and exciting. We want children to be able to continually build on their knowledge and skills as they move up through the year groups.

Year Group Curriculum Summaries

These documents provide a summary of age-related expectations at the end of each year group. By the end of the year, we expect the majority of children to be able to achieve the following. Some children with additional needs will have a personalised, Individual Education Plan to help them achieve their potential in relation to these expectations.

Subject Progression

By the time children reach the end of Year 6, we want them to have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and skills, across all subject areas, that they can apply to future learning.

These planners ensure learning progresses, enabling children to build on what they know, using their knowledge and skills to solve increasingly more complex problems and to apply to more demanding tasks as they move up through the school.

Progression in Maths

These progression documents are used by the teachers and the children to track progress across a year group. Each document show end of year expectations, building on the year before. These objectives will be taught within maths lessons and applied in other subjects.

 

Writing Progression

These progression documents are used by the teachers and the children to track progress across a year group. Each document show end of year expectations in writing, building on the year before. These objectives will be taught within English lessons and applied in writing tasks in other subjects.

 

Feniton Curriculum Plan for Writing: Teachers map out opportunities for writing to maximise links with other subject areas; provide a strong sense of purpose and audience to all writing tasks and to build on prior knowledge.