Curriculum for years 1 - 6 and Early Years
At St Ebbe’s School, we take a cross curricular approach to teaching the National Curriculum. Each term we choose a particular theme, and wherever possible the teaching in every subject is linked to this theme. We teach in this way because research shows that children learn best when they can make links and connections in their learning; and it gives us the opportunity to teach creatively and to work from children’s interests and passions.
View our curriculum graphics below:
Teachers upload a weekly curriculum newsletter to their class area on the website each Friday. This newsletter tells you what the children are currently learning, their homework and other ways that you can help. Please look under Day-to-Day on our Homepage:
We teach phonics daily in EYFS and KS1 using the DfE Letters and Sounds Programme, and reading is taught using a programme of graded books.
We teach writing using the Talk for Writing approach developed by Pie Corbett which is based on the principles of how children learn; it enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it, and then writing their own version.
For children who need additional support, we use the Read, Write Inc. resources and Code X together with Precision Teaching and Toe-by-Toe.
In Maths we use Maths No Problem which is based on the Singapore Maths approach. This approach is designed to improve pupils’ understanding, enjoyment and attainment in mathematics, and emphasises conceptual understanding and problem solving.