School Curriculum 2020-11-23T15:59:18+00:00

School Curriculum

At Furzefield Primary School all pupils have access to a broad range of learning experiences, allowing them to develop their knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes. The school aims to fully develop each child’s academic potential by providing a challenging and stimulating curriculum and learning environment. The curriculum promotes enjoyment of, and commitment to learning, preparing pupils effectively for the next steps in their education. It provides opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve, irrespective of social background, culture, race, gender, differences in ability and disabilities.

Children will experience a broad curriculum through the study of the following subjects: English, mathematics, science, computing, physical education, religious education, PSHE (inc. RSE), history, geography, design & technology, art & design, music and languages. Much of our curriculum is taught through topic work, allowing children to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge. Provision is enriched by educational visits and outdoor learning in order to provide first-hand learning experiences for the pupils. The school recognises that the partnership it has with parents is paramount in ensuring the progress and development of each child.

On this page, you will find specific information on:

  • the English, mathematics and science curriculum (Y1-6);
  • topic work and the rest of the curriculum (y1-6);
  • the Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum;
  • our phonics and reading schemes.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Click on the image below to access our termly curriculum leaflets.

These leaflets will give you current information on what is happening in each year group this term.

ENGLISH

Here at Furzefield, we follow ‘the national curriculum in England’. This gives clear guidance on content that children are expected to study in the three key areas of reading, writing and spoken language. Every opportunity is taken to develop these skills throughout every subject in the curriculum, as well as in English lessons. We use the principles of Pie Corbett’s Storymaking to help children write by: learning and imitating a text, innovating on the text by writing a version of their own and finally inventing a text of their own in the same genre. The topics and texts through which these skills are taught may vary from the lists below, based on the needs and interests of the children.

MATHEMATICS

Here at Furzefield, we follow ‘the national curriculum in England’. This gives clear guidance on content that children are expected to study in mathematics. Every opportunity is taken to develop these skills throughout every subject in the curriculum, as well as in mathematics lessons. The order and frequency with which each strand is taught may vary from the lists below based on the needs of the children.

SCIENCE

Here at Furzefield, we follow ‘the national curriculum in England’. This gives clear guidance on content that children are expected to study and shows how skills and knowledge within topics are developed year on year. Throughout each topic, children are given opportunities to develop their scientific skills. The order in which each topic is taught may vary from the list below as teachers will adapt learning based on opportunities that may arise – e.g. significant weather events or newsworthy scientific developments.

TOPIC WORK AND THE REST OF THE CURRICULUM

Click on the buttons below to see what is being covered in the rest of the curriculum, from years 1 to 6.

Geography
History
Computing
Art
Music
Religious Education (RE)
Physical Education (PE)
Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
Design & Technology (DT)
Personal, Social, Health & Economic (PSHE)

EARLY YEARS AND FOUNDATION STAGE

Please click on the link below to find out more about what the children in EYFS do.

To find out more about what each year group this term, please click here to visit the ‘Termly Curriculum Leaflets’ page.

Parents’ Guide to the EYFS

PHONICS AND READING SCHEMES

Phonics is taught principally using strategies and resources from Read Write Inc’. Other resources are used to support the teaching of phonics including those from Espresso Phonics and Phonics Play.

To further support their learning, all children can use Reading Eggs independently at home as well as in school.  Reading Eggs is an online reading programme which begins with phonics and progresses to reading comprehension when children are ready.

Children take home books that are appropriate for their level of development from a variety of reading schemes including Oxford Reading Tree, Oxford Project X and Collins Big Cat. In addition, children take home books of their choice to enjoy from our well-stocked library.