In Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) the pupils work through the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is play based with short focus activities in small groups.
During the autumn and spring terms in Year 1 this approach continues and the content of the work is gradually developed into the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum 2014 so that by the Summer Term pupils are undertaking far more class based lessons.
From Year 2 upwards pupils follow the National Curriculum 2014 and study all the subjects thus involved. A foreign language (Spanish) is introduced in Key Stage 2, which starts in Year 4.
Pupils are rigorously taught phonics through the Read, Write Inc. scheme, reading and spelling in a manner suited to their age and ability. Phonic knowledge is screened using a national test in Y1. All children other than those with very significant special educational needs take SATS (national tests) at the end of Year 2 and at the end of Year 6
Southwark Primary School has Specialist teachers for Music, PE, Art and Science. These generally work with class teachers to provide high quality provision for these subjects. Children in Years 1, 4, 5 and 6 benefit from PE specialist teaching with many expert coaches employed for Years 2 and 3. Art and Science specialists work with children from year 1 upwards throughout the year, providing and enhanced curriculum. Specialist music sessions are available in Year 4 to all children, where they learn to play a brass or string instrument. Children can choose to continue this in subsequent years through small group lessons.
If you wish to find out more information about the school’s curriculum, please feel free to make an appointment with Mrs Kirkman, our school curriculum leader.
View our plan of the exciting topics across school this year.
Maths coverage across the year can be seen here.
English (Not including phonics or the reading hour) follows this plan.