Phonics

Phonics is taught throughout New Silkworth Infant School using 'Letters and Sounds'. This is a scheme used nationally. This is supported with 'Jolly Phonics' and 'Phonics Play' throughout the Goundation Stage and KS1. Many of our reading schemes are based on phonic decoding.

Reading

At New Silksworth Infant School we use a wide variety of reading schemes and different authors to support pupils with their reading skills. This is because all children learn to read in different ways and like different books so we have many schemes intermixed with each other. This helps if a child doesn’t like a particular style of book because in no time they are onto the next ‘set’ which belong to a different publisher. We have books that focus on Key words which can only be read by sight recognition and we have others that are written so pupils can use their sounds to read them. We even have books with no words at all so that pupils can begin to understand stories through observing the illustrations and discussing these with their parents.

Below are some of the reading schemes we have:

Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star and Phonics Bug.

 

Termly Topic Areas

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 2

Happily Ever After

 

Lumiere

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Fire Fire!

Globetrotters

 

Ready Steady Cook

Key Stage 1 Curriculum

Termly Topic Area Jigsaws

Linking Topics to the New National Curriculum

 

Autumn 1

Happily Ever After

Autumn 2

Lumiere

Spring 1

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Spring 2

Fire Fire!

Summer 1

Globetrotters

Summer 2

Ready, Steady, Cook

English

Traditional Stories

Summary

Poetry

Recount

Information Texts

Poetry

Narrative First Person

Explanations

Report Writing

Poetry and Songs from other Cultures

Persuasion

Instructions

Magic Writing and Drama- taught in every term

Maths

Geometry – Properties of shapes, position and direction

Number – Number and Place Value, Addition, Subtraction and Measurement, Multiplication and Division

Statistics    Fractions

Science

Plants / Animals including Humans

Uses of Everyday Materials

Uses of Everyday Materials

Animals including Humans

Living things ad their habitats

Plants/

Animals including Humans

R.E

Christianity – Bible Stories

Hinduism:

Diwali- Festival of Light

Christianity

How and Why is light important to Christians?

Christianity

What does it mean to belong in Christianity?

Christianity

How do Christians celebrate Easter?

Buddhism

How do Buddhists show their beliefs?

History

Pupils should develop an awareness of the past relating to the passing of time

Changes within living memory.

Significant Individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements

Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

Lives of Significant Individuals in the past

Geography

Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical and human features (linked to characters and settings from stories)

Human and Physical

Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the equator.

Geographical skills and fieldwork linked to routes and transport.

Key Human Features:

e.g. City, town, village, factory

Key Physical Features:

e.g. rivers, season and weather

Similarities and differences of a small area of the UK and a contrasting non-EU country.

Continents and Oceans

Use simple compass directions - NSEW

Human and Physical:

Location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to food production.

Art and Design

Drawing

Pattern, Colour and Light

Christmas Crafts

Decorating Moving Vehicle

Painting

Sculpture from country studied in Geography

Printing/ Texture – foods

Study of a Key Artist

Study of a Key Artist

Study of a Key Artist

Design and Technology

Design: Design purposeful, functional appealing products based on design criteria –

story setting banner for school hall

Design: Design purposeful, functional appealing products based on design criteria – lantern/colour wheel

Design: Design purposeful, functional appealing products based on design criteria- moving vehicle – exploring mechanisms

Design: Design purposeful, functional appealing products based on design criteria- London Landmark

Explore and Evaluate a range of existing products – make souvenir/artefact

Food Technology

Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook

Music

Music Express:

The Long and Short of it

Music Express:

Rain Rain go Away

Music Express:

Taking Off

Music Express

What’s the score?

Music Express

Feel the Pulse

Music Express

Sounds Interesting

Computing

To use technology purposefully to create, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

Create and debug simple programs

Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices

To use technology purposefully to create, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private.

To use technology purposefully to create, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

SEAL/PSHCE

New Beginnings

Getting on and Falling Out

Going for Goals

Good to be Me!

Relationships

Changes

P.E

Basic Moves – Games

Gymnastics

Dance

Net/Wall Games

Athletics

Strike and Field Games