At our school, we follow a broad, relevant, and meaningful curriculum which, as a team, we are very proud of. Children have a thirst for learning at Rodbourne Cheney Primary School, and we are committed to nurturing young writers, performers, readers, international speakers, mathematicians, scientists, historians, geographers, artists, designers, musicians, sportspeople, and computer users.
We follow a thematic and book-based curriculum so that children can be completely immersed in their learning and passionate about literature and reading. As our curriculum is rich with thematic learning, it enables us to provide many themed days, educational visits, and visitors that really bring our subjects to life. We also hold termly parent class events so that parents can come in and experience our learning topic along with our children.
For teaching mathematics, we follow a maths mastery approach. Teaching maths for mastery helps pupils to develop a deep and secure knowledge and understanding of mathematics at each stage of their learning.
Phonics & Reading
At Rodbourne Cheney Primary School we strive to ensure that children are accessing the best possible teaching to support their reading and spelling. We aim to ensure that all children have a sound phonetical awareness to become fluent readers by the end of Key Stage 1. We ensure that children are reading decodable books accurately matched to their phonics ability. We follow Letters and Sounds (2007). We use and take planning from phonics play which is underpinned by letters and sounds to support teaching in KS1 and the EYFS. Within Letters and sounds there are 6 phases which are taught from Pre-school age until the end of KS1. In Rec and Year 1 the children are taught a new grapheme every day to apply into their learning. In Year 2 children continue to review the graphemes learnt in Reception and Year 1 and then learn spellings rules to help them spell words
All of the programmes of study we deliver meet the national curriculum requirements issued by the DfE. The national curriculum is comprised of three core subjects — English, mathematics, and science — as well as the following foundation subjects:
- Design and Technology
- Physical Education (PE)
- Religious Education
- MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)