Details are provided below of the curriculum we provide by year group. In addition on the Class pages you can find the themes and specific focus areas for each class.
Curriculum Plans by Year Group - Click on the bold year group below to access the plan.
At Norton in Hales CE Primary School we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning centred round letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing.
Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.
Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.
When using RWI to read the children will:
- learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
- learn to read words using Fred Talk
- read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out
- show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.
KS1 Reading Scheme - Oxford Reading Tree supplemented by other resources where appropriate
The children learn the cursive script from reception class.
Research suggests that printing letters and writing in cursive activate different parts of the brain. Learning cursive is good for children's fine motor skills, and writing in longhand generally helps children retain more information and generate more ideas.
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Useful information about changes to National Curriculum tests at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 can be found by following the link below