Springdale Curriculum

At Springdale children are offered a wide range of experiences not only in lesson time but throughout the school day as well as in extra-curricular activities. In this way, they access a wide ranging curriculum which allows them to succeed academically, to flourish in areas where they have particular talents, to become resilient, independent learners and to be well prepared as future citizens.

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Topic based learning

Children learn best when they are interested, enthusiastic and can see the relevance of what they are learning. Through our topics, children have the chance to be creative, to enquire, explore and broaden their knowledge while learning and applying key English, Mathematics and Computing skills.

Children don’t stay the same and neither do our topics! They are constantly evolving in response to the interests and needs of the children.

Specialist teaching

Making use of specialist teachers ensures that children have expert teaching in specific areas. At the moment these opportunities include specialist teaching in French, Music, Gymnastics, Games and Computing.

Enrichment

There is always something exciting happening! Children love going on visits and welcoming visitors as part of their topics. Our gallery and news show some of the opportunities the children have had recently.

Curriculum Maps and Medium Term Overview

These give an outline of the learning for each year group over the forthcoming year. Further information can be found in the ‘Curriculum For Year Groups’ tab.

Positions of Responsibility

As children move through the school they take ever increasing responsibility for aspects of school life and the chance to impact on decisions and changes. Currently, children in Year 4 take on positions of responsibility as School Councillors, Digital Well-Being Leaders, Eco-Warriors, Junior Play Leaders and Streetwise (road safety) Leaders as well as being responsible for a range of tasks across school.

Phonics at Springdale First School is taught through discrete daily sessions.  We use Letters and Sounds to support our Phonics teaching as well as Jolly Phonics.  Children have the opportunity to practise the skills of blending and segmenting in these sessions. 

Reading is a valuable life long skill and we are proud of how our children read and understand a range of texts.  In order to support this, we use a range of published schemes including books from Rigby Star,  Songbirds and Oxford Reading Tree as well as high quality texts from popular authors.  Children have the opportunity to develop their reading skills throughout the day through guided reading sessions, whole class reading sessions and cross-curricular sessions.

In this section you can find a curriculum map giving you an overview of learning over the whole year.

For each topic you will receive a 'Medium Term Overview' detailing what your child will be learning and how you can help them.

 

We hope you find this information useful.

FS Curriculum Map 2017-2018
FS Medium Term Overview7 - You can't catch me

Phonics at Springdale First School is taught through discrete daily sessions.  We use Letters and Sounds to support our Phonics teaching as well as Jolly Phonics.  Children have the opportunity to practise the skills of blending and segmenting in these sessions. 

Reading is a valuable life long skill and we are proud of how our children read and understand a range of texts.  In order to support this, we use a range of published schemes including books from Rigby Star,  Songbirds and Oxford Reading Tree as well as high quality texts from popular authors.  Children have the opportunity to develop their reading skills throughout the day through guided reading sessions, whole class reading sessions and cross-curricular sessions.

In this section you can find a curriculum map giving you an overview of learning over the whole year.

For each topic you will receive a 'Medium Term Overview' detailing what your child will be learning and how you can help them.

 

We hope you find this information useful.

Year 1 Medium Term Overview 5 - Africa
Year 1 Curriculum Map 2017-18

Phonics at Springdale First School is taught through discrete daily sessions.  We use Letters and Sounds to support our Phonics teaching as well as Jolly Phonics.  Children have the opportunity to practise the skills of blending and segmenting in these sessions. 

Reading is a valuable life long skill and we are proud of how our children read and understand a range of texts.  In order to support this, we use a range of published schemes including books from Rigby Star,  Songbirds and Oxford Reading Tree as well as high quality texts from popular authors.  Children have the opportunity to develop their reading skills throughout the day through guided reading sessions, whole class reading sessions and cross-curricular sessions.

In this section you can find a curriculum map giving you an overview of learning over the whole year.

For each topic you will receive a 'Medium Term Overview' detailing what your child will be learning and how you can help them.

 

We hope you find this information useful.

Year 2 Medium Term Overview 6 - Judaism
Year 2 Curriculum Map 2017-18

In this section you can find a curriculum map giving you an overview of learning over the whole year.

For each topic you will receive a 'Medium Term Overview' detailing what your child will be learning and how you can help them.

We hope you find this information useful.

Year 3 Medium Term Overview 4 - Iron Man
Year 3 Curriculum Map 2017-18

In this section you can find a curriculum map giving you an overview of learning over the whole year.

For each topic you will receive a 'Medium Term Overview' detailing what your child will be learning and how you can help them.

We hope you find this information useful.

Year 4 Medium Term Overview4 Adios Inglaterra
Year 4 Curriculum Map 2017-18

In this section you can find a curriculum map giving you an overview of learning over the whole year.

For each topic you will receive a 'Medium Term Overview' detailing what your child will be learning and how you can help them.

We hope you find this information useful.


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