School provides a rich and creative curriculum.
Phonics and Reading
EYFS Development Matters
Maths Scheme of Learning Reception
National Curriculum - Parent Guide
Year 1 Curriculum Overview
Year 2 Curriculum Overview
Year 3 Curriculum Overview
Year 4 Curriculum Overview
Year 5 Curriculum Overview
Year 6 Curriculum Overview
RE overview 2017-18
Promoting British Values 2017-18
Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Year's curriculum follows the guidance provided by the DfES for the Early Years Foundation Stage.
There are four themes and principles
- A unique child
- Positive relationships
- Enabling environments
- Learning and developing
Three characteristics of learning are also fostered to enable the best development in every child. These are
- Playing and exploring
- Active Learning
- Creating and Thinking Critically
The curriculum is divided into seven areas. The seven areas are split into three prime areas and four specie areas.
The three prime areas are
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
These form a firmfoundationon which to build the future specific areas, which are
- Understanding The World
- Expressive Arts and Design
We provide a curriculum which
- is carefully planned by the teachers and covers all areas of the curriculum, with opportunities to learn inside and outside, pursuing self initiated and adult directed activities;
- allows the children to learn through play sometimes for extended periods;
- provides activities which allow children to explore, be active learners, be creative and think critically;
- encourages children to take responsibility for their learning;
- is planned weekly, taking into account the childrens' interests;
- meets the diverse learning needs of all the children;
- respects the cultural differences of all children and communities.
- is dependent on practitioners and parent/carers working together;
- ensures all children feel secure and confident;
- build on what children already know and can do and takes them to the next steps
- uses varied approaches and teaching methods.
Click on the links to find out more information about the EYFS curriculum.
Key Stage 1 & 2
In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 we follow the National Curriculum. We focus on English and mathematics as the foundations for all learning and these lessons are taught every day. The skills learnt in these lessons are then applied across the curriculum.
We use a cross curricular approach to learning in geography, history, art, design technology and PSHE with the discrete teaching of science, computing, religious education, music, physical education and Spanish (KS2).
Music and Spanish (KS2) are taught by specialist teachers alongside the class teacher. Sports coaches support teachers in the delivery of PE lessons.
We follow the Salford Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. Copies of the RE curriculum can be provided to parents/carers through the school office. Parents/carers have the right to withdraw their child from RE lessons.
We ensure the curriculum is creative, exciting and fun. Out of school visits and enrichment activities are an integral part of our curriculum and these are carefully mapped into our yearly teaching programme.
Click on the links to find out more about the National Curriculum and British Values at Summerville Primary School.
P4C (Philosophy for Children)
We teach P4C across the school. P4C is an approach to learning that was founded by Professor Matthew Lipman. P4C has developed over 35 years and is practises in approximately 60 countries.
In P4C children are taught how to create their own philosophical questions. They then choose one question that is the focus of a philosophical enquiry, or dialogue. For example the question might be 'is it ever okay to steal?'
The teacher as a facilitator, supports the children in their thinking, reasoning and questioning, as well as the way children speak and listen to each other in the dialogue. After the enquiry the children and facilitator reflect on the quality of their thinking, reasoning and participation, and suggest how they could improve, either as individuals or as a group (community).
This term we are introducing a new initiative called 'No Outsiders' which will teach children about the Equalities Act through story books. The aims of this initiative are:-
- To promote equality of opportunity
- To teach children about the Equality Act 2010
- Create a positive culture in the school where all groups of people are welcome
- To teach children to be comfortable in their own skin while recognising and celebrating difference and diversity in others
- Reduce vulnerability to radicalisation and extremism
- Prepare children to contribute to society and life in Britain as they grow up
If parents and carers would like to know more about our curriculum please contact Miss Jordan through the school office.