English and maths are taught discretely every morning, with additional sessions for the teaching of guided reading. Phonics is taught daily across EYFS and KS1.
We use the Jolly Phonics phonic scheme in Reception and Year 1 which is built upon using Letters and sounds in Years 1 and 2. Children are grouped by ability to ensure that the phonic focus closely matches the children's learning needs.
A banded reading scheme called ‘Bug Club’, published by Pearson, is used throughout school until children are confident ‘free readers’, at which point they are able to select from our well-stocked library.
We are following the Lancashire LPDS curriculum which covers all of the National Curriculum objectives for foundation subjects (history, geography, art, DT, PSHE, computing, music and PE), through a topic based approach. Each topic is designed to develop children’s curiosity, knowledge, sense of adventure, ambition, creativity, positivity, skills of self-reflection and their ability to work collaboratively.
Teachers actively plan opportunities for children to develop and apply their numeracy and literacy skills through the topics; there is a focus on these key skills in order to open up a world of opportunities and learning in other areas.
PE and RE are taught separately on a weekly basis across school with Spanish also being taught in KS2. We follow the Lancashire schemes of work for PE, the Blackburn Diocese scheme for RE and plan lessons using national curriculum objectives and drawing upon a wide range of resources for Spanish.
Key stage two children learn to play an instrument, taught by a specialist teacher and all children benefit from some PE lessons taught by specialist coaches.
We are constantly adjusting the curriculum to meet the aspirations of all stakeholders and we welcome parental involvement, particularly where there are specific expertise that will benefit the school.
Please click on the link below to find out about the topics taught in each year group or visit your child's class page within the Year Groups section of our website for more information.