King's Ford Infant School And Nursery

'Where everyone matters and every day counts'

Curriculum

 

Click below to view our 3 year rolling cycle:

Curriculum plan

 

Our Foundation Classes follow the Early Years Foundation stage Curriculum. Our emphasis is on learning through play and practical activities both indoors and outside. This curriculum is carried into Year 1 until children are ready to move on to the National Curriculum.

 

eyfs_parents_guide.doc

 

In Key Stage One we take a creative thematic approach to our learning with class topics each term to inspire and motivate our children.

We enrich the curriculum by taking part in visits to places related to the class topic and by inviting in outside agencies such as theatre groups.

 

 

Our approach to teaching reading at

King’s Ford Infant School and Nursery



Reading is taught carefully and systematically to all children in order that they develop the skills they will need to read with enjoyment, fluency and understanding.

 

Our school follows ‘Letters and Sounds’ a six-phase systematic teaching programme of phonics. We follow a carefully planned structured approach to teaching phonic knowledge and skills throughout the school starting in our Nursery.

 

 

Useful links:

www.letters-and-sounds.com

www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/letters-and-sounds

www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

 


Phonics teaching is monitored to ensure consistency and steps are taken if improvement is called for.

Alongside our phonics we teach children the first 100 high-frequency words in phase order and once these have been embedded we continue with the next 200 common words. Our pupils are each given a word wall containing these words attached to their reading contact book to practise at home.

Pupils are given opportunities to apply what they have learnt through reading, including time to read aloud to adults to practise their decoding skills and comprehension of what they are reading. We still value hearing individual children read and we have an expanding group of volunteers made up of parent helpers and other members of the community to help support us in this area.

 

 

We actively encourage parents to take part in supporting their child’s reading and our reading contact books allow both teachers and parents to comment on their child’s progress.

 

We have a book band system operating in the school for our guided reading and individual reading activities. The children progress through these book bands at their own individual rate. The children are free to choose books from within their designated band colour to take home to read.

 

Within each band we have a growing selection of books to appeal to most children. We are frequently purchasing new books to inspire our young readers.

 

 

Useful links

www.oup.com/oxed/primary/oxfordreadingtree/

www.oup.com/oxed/primary/oxfordreadingtree/chart/

www.bugclub.co.uk/

 

 

In addition all Key Stage 1 children are allowed to borrow books from the Schools Library Book Bus Scheme and on a weekly basis from our own school library, which is well resourced.

 



Our library area is themed to keep children interested and motivated to use our library.

 

 

The Nursery children are encouraged to take books home to enjoy with their parents/carers.

‘Spiderman' our super reader is a popular addition to our school. He inspires our young children to read through awarding certificates each time he visits. The staff choose children from their classes to get these certificates. Certificates are awarded to those children that:

 

 

 

  • regularly practise their reading books and words at home

 

  • children that have made the most improvement
    at reading

 

  • children that have reached their reading targets.

 

 

 

 

 Reading Book Bands

The children progress through these book bands at their own individual rate. The children are free to choose books from within their designated band colour to take home to read.

Within each band we have a growing selection of books to appeal to most children. We are frequently purchasing new books to inspire our young readers.

 

Book Band

Level

(approx)

Scheme books

Lilac

W

Ginn 360

Oxford Reading Tree

Bug Club

Pink (1)

W

Oxford Reading Tree

Bug Club

Rigby Star

Phonic Bug

Lighthouse

Red (2)

W

Oxford Reading Tree

Bug Club

Rigby Star

Phonic Bug

Lighthouse

Yellow (3)

1C

Oxford Reading Tree

Bug Club

Rigby Star

Phonic Bug

 

Blue (4)

1C/1B

Oxford Reading Tree

ORT Songbirds

Bug Club

 

Green (5)

1B

Oxford Reading Tree

ORT Songbirds

Bug Club

 

Orange (6)

1A

Oxford Reading Tree

ORT Songbirds

Bug Club

 

Turquoise (7)

1A/2C

Oxford Reading Tree

Bug Club

 

Purple (8)

2C/2B

Oxford Reading Tree

Bug Club

 

Gold (9)

2B/2A

Oxford Reading Tree

Bug Club

S/SLS –Library

White (10)

2A

Oxford Reading Tree

Bug Club

S/SLS –Library

Lime (11)

3C

Oxford Reading Tree

Bug Club

S/SLS –Library

  

Mathematics

Click on the link below to find out information about how we teach Mathematics at King's Ford Infant School:

Maths_curriculum_KS1.docx

 

English

The documents below set out our aims for the teaching of English at King's Ford InfantSchool and Nursery:

english_doc.docx

English_Programmes_of_Study_for_Years_1_and_2_1.docx

 

Welcome to GOV.UK  on the programmes of study for KS1 and 2 document : Spelling work for year 1,
spelling work for year 2 and the phonetic alphabet

 

  

Sports Provision at King’s Ford Infant School and Nursery

 

Each class has two PE sessions per week. In addition, we use a programme called 5-a-day in every classroom to motivate the children and encourage physical fitness.

We take part in competitions with other schools in the area when appropriate.

We also provide a number of clubs before and after school, including gymnastics, football and fencing (see Sports Premium on our Policies page for further details).