Key Stage One

Parent Curriculum Information (links below):

Year 1 Phonics Meeting for Parents (2019)
Summer Parent Meeting (2019)
KS1 Assessment Meeting for Parents 2019
Spring Parent Meeting (2019)
Key Stage 1 Test & Assessment Briefing (Feb 2018)
Key Stage 1 Parent Talk – 2017-2018
Home Learning 2017 (Parents & Carers Powerpoint)
Key Stage 1 – Parent Talk
Reading with your child
Get talking
1st 100 High Frequency Words
2nd 100 High Frequency Words

 

Assembly

During our assemblies we reflect on moral and spiritual issues, we celebrate achievement and we give thanks. Children may be withdrawn from assembly on religious grounds. Parents should contact the Head teacher if this is necessary.

During each term classes take turns to put on a small production usually based on current work and lasting approximately 15 minutes. You will be invited to your child’s class assembly.

Autumn Term Planning 2019

KS1 Yearly Curriculum Overviews

Year 1
Year 2

Curriculum Overviews – Autumn Term

Year 1
Year 2

Meeting With Parents

Year 1
Year 2

Summer Term Planning (2019)

Curriculum Overview

Year 1
Year 2

Spring Term Planning (2019)

Curriculum Overview

Year 1
Year 2

Curriculum

All children attending the school benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum based on the national curriculum.

The following subjects are taught at Tottenhall School:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Art and Design
  • British Values
  • Design and Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing
  • Music
  • Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education.

Our subjects are taught through a cross-curricular approach which allows children to not only be taught appropriate skills and knowledge, but also to be able to apply these skills and knowledge to real life situations.

The development of children’s language is crucial to their success across the curriculum. We want pupils to be excellent communicators, to listen actively and to speak with confidence. At Tottenhall pupils are helped to develop a love of reading and become skilful imaginative writers.

Our Approach to Reading

At Tottenhall Infant School we believe that reading is a valuable lifelong skill and free access to books at all times is important in the development of the child’s interest in, and appreciation of, reading. All classrooms have inviting reading corners, with fiction and non- fiction books and dual language text. Books are sent home frequently. At Foundation Stage and KS1 a reading record book is maintained to encourage a home school partnership. Children have access to a range of appropriate book banded texts to read both at home and school. In order to foster the love of reading Tottenhall organise termly visits to the local library for KS1 children, to provide opportunities for all children to benefit from this experience. We have also planned a STOP and READ session for the whole school once a week to further develop reading for pleasure.

We empower our children by ensuring reading skills and opportunities intersect all areas of the curriculum.

Phonics

At Tottenhall Infant School we use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics. This is a systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting in the nursery, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven. It is a recognised synthetic phonics scheme where children first learn their letter sounds and names, and then apply these to word building. The children will also learn a variety of other key words by sight.

Reading

In Year 1 we use the Daily Supported Reading (DSR) Programme to deliver effective reading support. This programme helps increase enjoyment in reading and maximise progress. The programme is introduced in reception in the summer term.

In year 2 guided reading is planned for daily. Children read individually, in small groups and as a whole class. Appropriate texts are selected to match the child’s level of ability and we ensure to select a variety of genres, both

fiction and non-fiction. We have a range of books to interest all our pupils and use schemes such as, Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star and Project X. As well as being able to read children are expected to use their skills to discuss books, authors, share opinions and answer a range of verbal and written comprehension questions.

How you can help your child with reading

We always value the support parents give their child at home. Please ensure your child is reading every day and leave a comment in their reading record. You can also visit the local library and remember to attend out reading workshops and half termly ‘Read with your Child’ drop in. Your child will have access to ‘Cracking Comprehension’ on-line starting in the second half of the autumn term and texts will be changed every half term.

+ English

The development of children’s language is crucial to their success across the curriculum. We want pupils to be excellent communicators, to listen actively and to speak with confidence. At Tottenhall pupils are helped to develop a love of reading and become skilful imaginative writers.

+ Reading

Our Approach to Reading

At Tottenhall Infant School we believe that reading is a valuable lifelong skill and free access to books at all times is important in the development of the child’s interest in, and appreciation of, reading. All classrooms have inviting reading corners, with fiction and non- fiction books and dual language text. Books are sent home frequently. At Foundation Stage and KS1 a reading record book is maintained to encourage a home school partnership. Children have access to a range of appropriate book banded texts to read both at home and school. In order to foster the love of reading Tottenhall organise termly visits to the local library for KS1 children, to provide opportunities for all children to benefit from this experience. We have also planned a STOP and READ session for the whole school once a week to further develop reading for pleasure.

We empower our children by ensuring reading skills and opportunities intersect all areas of the curriculum.

Phonics

At Tottenhall Infant School we use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics. This is a systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting in the nursery, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven. It is a recognised synthetic phonics scheme where children first learn their letter sounds and names, and then apply these to word building. The children will also learn a variety of other key words by sight.

Reading

In Year 1 we use the Daily Supported Reading (DSR) Programme to deliver effective reading support. This programme helps increase enjoyment in reading and maximise progress. The programme is introduced in reception in the summer term.

In year 2 guided reading is planned for daily. Children read individually, in small groups and as a whole class. Appropriate texts are selected to match the child’s level of ability and we ensure to select a variety of genres, both

fiction and non-fiction. We have a range of books to interest all our pupils and use schemes such as, Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star and Project X. As well as being able to read children are expected to use their skills to discuss books, authors, share opinions and answer a range of verbal and written comprehension questions.

How you can help your child with reading

We always value the support parents give their child at home. Please ensure your child is reading every day and leave a comment in their reading record. You can also visit the local library and remember to attend out reading workshops and half termly ‘Read with your Child’ drop in. Your child will have access to ‘Cracking Comprehension’ on-line starting in the second half of the autumn term and texts will be changed every half term.

The support parents give to their children at home by speaking and listening to them and hearing them read is greatly valued by the school – this has a major impact on their child’s progress. Practical learning activities will also be set to support the learning taking place in the classroom.

+ Home Learning

The support parents give to their children at home by speaking and listening to them and hearing them read is greatly valued by the school – this has a major impact on their child’s progress. Practical learning activities will also be set to support the learning taking place in the classroom.

Children will learn mathematics, and mathematical language, through a balance of written and practical work – sorting, classifying, ordering everyday objects, understanding numbers etc – leading to more recording and investigational mathematics.

+ Mathematics

Children will learn mathematics, and mathematical language, through a balance of written and practical work – sorting, classifying, ordering everyday objects, understanding numbers etc – leading to more recording and investigational mathematics.

In our school we actively promote the British Values, as defined by the Government, in order to prepare all children to be responsible and respectful members of the community. This is also supported through our “values puppets”: Connie Confidence, Pete Persistence, Oscar Organisation, Gabby Get Along and Ricky Resilience.

+ British Values

In our school we actively promote the British Values, as defined by the Government, in order to prepare all children to be responsible and respectful members of the community. This is also supported through our “values puppets”: Connie Confidence, Pete Persistence, Oscar Organisation, Gabby Get Along and Ricky Resilience.

Every class has an interactive touchscreen board used for whole class teaching. Each class also has two touch screen computers used to enhance communication and collaboration. The pupils have access to iPads and use them to make films, write stories, and deepen their phonic knowledge.

+ ICT

Every class has an interactive touchscreen board used for whole class teaching. Each class also has two touch screen computers used to enhance communication and collaboration. The pupils have access to iPads and use them to make films, write stories, and deepen their phonic knowledge.

Sex education is not a separate subject in the Infant School and takes place through topics such as health, our bodies, life cycles and the environment. We respond to any questions raised by pupils with great sensitivity.

+ Sex Education

Sex education is not a separate subject in the Infant School and takes place through topics such as health, our bodies, life cycles and the environment. We respond to any questions raised by pupils with great sensitivity.

Christianity, Islam and Hinduism are the main religions present within Tottenhall Infant School. Every child learns about these religions by listening, discussing relevant stories and celebrating the relevant festivals. Artifacts are used to explain the different practices and customs which are particular to each religion.

+ Religious Education

Christianity, Islam and Hinduism are the main religions present within Tottenhall Infant School. Every child learns about these religions by listening, discussing relevant stories and celebrating the relevant festivals. Artifacts are used to explain the different practices and customs which are particular to each religion.

For further curriculum information please ask at the school office.