Curriculum

 

"Where Childhood Matters"

Making memories 

Here at Nafferton Primary School each child is valued for what they bring to the school and community.  A child needs to be allowed to be a child, creating memories for life.  We are committed to developing the whole child.  We offer an education that is rooted in the traditions and values of England with a spirit of tolerance and respect for the individual.  Our children will have the opportunity to be creative, to be physically active and to be academically challenged.  Aspirations and expectations are high for our children to ensure they become active, responsible and caring members of the school and society.

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Intent, Implematation & Impact (III)

Reading

Children read individually, in small groups and as a whole class.  A variety of different genres, both fiction and non-fiction, are chosen at an appropriate level of ability for each child. As well as being able to read the text, children are encouraged to discuss the book, expressing their individual opinions of the content. More able readers will be asked to compare the themes and speculate on the tone of different texts.

We use a range of literature from the Oxford Reading Tree scheme.  We also encourage children to select their own books from the school library and welcome suggestions regarding the texts they would like to read in future.  We closely link the range of texts available with our whole school themes.

Reading is a valuable, lifelong skill that intersects all areas of the curriculum. We develop our pupils through independent and shared reading as well as cross-curricular sessions which empower them to find pleasure in reading.

Phonics

In Foundation & KS1, children first learn their letter sounds and names then apply these to word building.  We use Letters and Sounds as the basis for our teaching. This is recognised as a synthetic phonics scheme.  The children will also learn a variety of other key words by sight supplemented by a range of materials to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved.