Our curriculum aims to develop important learning behaviours in our children, as well as impart key subject knowledge and skills. We hope that our approach to delivering the new curriculum will only prove to enhance the good practices we have been developing in recent years. The children develop skills and knowledge that they use and apply to create a range of project based outcomes.
We look forward to seeing our children develop further into even more confident learners who: problem solve; investigate; ask questions; work collaboratively; have a good level of concentration and perseverance; relish a challenge; are willing to ‘have a go’, and are not frightened to make mistakes, instead learn from them. Most importantly our children understand that if they find something difficult having these learning attributes will ensure that they are able to achieve it, with the right effort and attitude. We encourage our children not to say ‘I can’t do it!’, but instead to say ‘I can’t do it YET!’
In Key Stage 1 our children follow the phonics part of Read Write Inc (RWI). Our children generally surpass the national averages in both the Year 1 phonics test and the Year 2 SATs. All English lessons are taught through a rich quality text and we use the ‘Power of reading’ scheme as a starting point for all our planning.
At Sutton-at-Hone we use the White Rose Scheme for Maths where children develop their fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills which can then be applied across the curriculum.