Curriculum

Altham St James’ is a small school, with multi-age-classes. As such, the organisation of the curriculum needs to ensure that each child meets every area of study during their time in one class, but that no area is repeated unnecessarily. To this end we have adopted a curriculum map working on a range of cycles. This is in the process of revision to meet the requirements of Curriculum 2014.  The accompanying documents outline this in detail. Whilst these are working documents, and will be updated as the new curriculum becomes embedded, we believe that  this approach allows every pupil to access their entitlement.

Beyond this, we also have a skills spine in every subject that is progressive. For example, we would expect a child at Year 3 to be learning, practising and applying certain skills within history – whereas a child at Year 6, although studying the same historical period, would be learning, practising and applying much more advanced skills.

The government’s  review documentation can be found here

 

Phonics, Reading and Spelling 

At Altham St. James we use the Read, Write Inc. Phonics Programme followed by the Read, Write Inc. Spelling Programme. For more information please click on the link below.

https://ruthmiskin.com/

 

Curriculum Overviews

 

Literacy Overview

Literacy Unit Plans Year 1 and 2 Long Term

Literacy Unit Plans Year 3 and 4 Long Term

Literacy Unit Plans Year 5 and 6 Long Term

 

Creative Curriculum Overview

KS1 Creative Curriculum Overview

KS2 Creative Curriculum Overview

 

Science Overview

KS1 Science Overview

KS2 Science Overview

 

Other Overviews

R.E. Overview

P.E. Overview

Music Overview

 

MathematicsReadingWriting
Key Learning - Year 1Key Learning - Year 1Key Learning - Year 1
Key Learning - Year 2Key Learning - Year 2Key Learning - Year 2
Key Learning - Year 3Key Learning - Year 3Key Learning - Year 3
Key Learning - Year 4Key Learning - Year 4Key Learning - Year 4
Key Learning - Year 5Key Learning - Year 5Key Learning - Year 5
Key Learning - Year 6Key Learning - Year 6Key Learning - Year 6

 

Please find the Calculations Policy Here

 

We also believe that basic skills underpin the curriculum and place great emphasis on reading, spelling and grammar. Starting in Reception, phonics are taught to all infant children on a daily basis. Following on from this, the Read, Write, Inc. programme is taught daily in Years 2 to 6. Guided Reading sessions and Reading for Enjoyment sessions also form part of the weekly timetable in both Key Stage 1 and 2.

 

Homework

To support the learning that goes on in school, we also send homework home on a weekly basis. The leaflet below gives details of the homework timetable for each class.

Homework Policy