The Government introduced a new National Curriculum, which started in September 2014. Stoneraise School follows this to ensure that all our pupils have a broad and balanced curriculum. We have divided each topic into a four-year cycle to ensure that by the time a child leaves our school in Year 6, they will have covered all of the programmes of study.
Sometimes a child may do a topic in Year 1/2, then repeat the topic in later years. This is not just a repeat of the topic, but a more in-depth study. This type of cyclical learning experience is vital to ensure children learn all of the objectives for each topic.
More in-depth curriculum coverage can be found by clicking on the images below:
Stoneraise School seeks to provide a rich Religious Education (RE) Curriculum which prepares our children for life in modern Britain.
RE is key to helping young people grow up in today's multi-faith, diverse and connected world. RE aims to give pupils opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of religion and beliefs and to contribute to the development of their own beliefs and values. Everyone has their unique view of the world and RE is about exploring these views.
We use Cumbria's Agreed Syllabus as the basis for our RE teaching and learning. You can download a copy here.
Phonics and Reading
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage 1, children learn to read using synthetic phonics. As a school we have begun to use the Read Write Inc. Phonics Scheme.
Read Write Inc. Phonics is a whole-school approach to teaching literacy for 4 to 9-year olds that creates fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It integrates phonics with comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting using engaging partner work and drama.
As the children move towards the end of Year 1 and into Year 2, they move onto Read Write Inc. Spelling. This uses a proven phonics approach and uses engaging lessons beamed straight into the classroom by aliens from an exciting online spelling planet, to prepare children for the higher demands of the spelling requirements in the National Curriculum.
For more information about Read Write Inc. please click on the image below:
For further information on learning to read, please click here.
Slides from Parents Meeting on Read Write Inc are here:
How to find out more
The National Curriculum outlines what each child should be able to achieve by the end of every year during their time in school. Although the document is over 200 pages long, we have tried to produce a simplified version of what is expected by the end of each year group in reading, writing and maths. Parents must remember that this is not the whole curriculum, but the minimum expectation of what should be known and understood by your child as they progress through school.
To view the guides, please click the relevant link below:
The best way to see what we have been doing is to scroll through our Twitter feed (see right) to see how many brilliant learning opportunities we create. You can also read your child's class newsletter for each half term (click 'Letters' tab above) or speak to your child's class teacher.
Mathematics Calculation Methods
We have created our own Mathematics Calculation Policy which several schools have adopted as their own. The methods progressively build up to the most formal method for each operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). As about 25% of the maths curriculum has a link to fractions, we've also produced a Fraction Calculation Method booklet. Please download a copy of our policies by clicking on the images below:
Our broad and balanced curriculum
At Stoneraise School, we enrich our curriculum at every opportunity. We regularly go out of school on educational visits to bring the curriculum to life. Wherever possible, we bring experts into school so that the children can see how what they've been learning links to the real world.
This is a pictorial representation of our school curriculum:
As a school we aim to provide a high-quality music education which engages and inspires all pupils. Pupils will develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
Music will be delivered through curriculum lessons, assemblies, class projects (e.g. end of year show, Cathedral Outreach, djembe workshops) and extra-curricular activities. This multi-faceted approach will enable all children to discover and develop their musical interests and skills whilst gaining the basic knowledge required to engage successfully in musical activities.
We are constantly seeking to teach our children about how to stay safe Online. As so much of 21st Century life is spent on the Internet, our children need to learn the skills to protect themselves when web browsing, using social media or playing games. During Computing lessons, circle times and during our annual Internet Safety Day, we use a programme called, ‘Be Internet Legends’ which has been designed by Google.
To find out more, please visit the following the 'Be Internet Legends' website by clicking here.
Recent Curriculum Activities: