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Curriculum

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

Like all state schools in England Water Orton Primary follows the National Curriculum. All subjects of the National Curriculum are compulsory.

Parents or guardians have a legal right to withdraw their children from Religious Education. This request must be made in writing and addressed to the headteacher.

Parents or guardians have a legal right to withdraw their children from Sex Education (Relationships Education is compulsory). Please discuss this request with your child's class teacher in the first instance.

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CURRICULUM AT WATER ORTON PRIMARY PLEASE SPEAK TO YOUR CHILD'S CLASS TEACHER, THE YEAR GROUP PHASE LEADER OR FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW FOR IDEAS ON HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD AT HOME. 

 

WATER ORTON PRIMARY CURRICULUM INTENT

Progression Maps and Knowledge Organisers 

Progression Maps and Knowledge organisers are tools that we use in school to support curriculum development. 

Progression maps help staff to plan lessons ensuring progression across the school.

Knowledge organisers help children and adults to understand what knowledge will be taught in each curriculum subject. 

Relationships, Health and Sex Education

Please click the link below to see information about our parent consultation on Relationships, Health and Sex Education (RSE)

Phonics

At Water Orton Primary School we place great importance on learning to read well.

 

In Reception and Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) children will learn to read and spell simple words using phonics, by breaking down or building up words using the sounds that letters make.

 

Our Synthetic Phonics Scheme is Little Wandle. We are currently transitioning to using this scheme fully to teach phonics in school. 

 

Reading Guidance 

Our main reading scheme is Collins Big Cat and Little Wandle. Books are available online for easy access. 

https://ebooks.collinsopenpage.com/ 

https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk 

 

For reading at home we encourage the use of a range of texts including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. In the early years, children will be given a phonetically decodable book as well as a book to share at home (often of a higher level than they usually read). Later on they will be encouraged to read texts to both support and challenge their reading. We strongly encourage children to read a wide variety of books.

 

Handwriting Guidance

 

 

We are now part of the Letter-join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practice their handwriting at home can now log in to the Letter-join website on iPads and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers. There you will find the same, easy-to-use handwriting resources as we use at school. Click the links for more information and support about Letter-join.

Maths Guidance and Support for Parents 

 

In this section you will find documents to support you and your child at home. 

First is a section showing you the calculation strategies we use in school. There is a glossary of commonly used vocabulary. 

Then you will find a section detailing what children should learn in each year group.

Finally, you will find a larger collection of documents which will guide you through each year group's objectives in more detail. 

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