Reevy Hill Primary School

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Curriculum 

Mathematics

Maths is taught across school using a range of materials following a curriculum map developed by the Multi-Acadamy Trust that we are part of.  Building on approaches from the White Rose Maths Hub materials and objectives listed on the Leading Learners assessment grids, Maths is taught for 1 hour per day 5 times per week. Pupil’s mathematical skills are developed using concrete apparatus when appropriate.  A range of resources are used in the delivery of the mathematics curriculum including Target Your Maths, Inspire Maths, UR Brainy and NCTEM materials for mastery

Click here to see what is taught in each year:  Maths long term planning

English

Read Write Inc is used to deliver a comprehensive Phonics programme for EYFS and KS1. 

The school has also adapted Read Write Inc to develop the understanding of structures of texts whilst accelerating the learning through increased writing opportunities.

Children are asked to read frequently at home to improve their fluency and understanding.

Chidren use letter-join to improve the flow and accuracy of their handwriting.  This is taught daily with opportunities to develop independently.

Spellings are also taught daily and children are expected to learn through a range of approaches including investigations, cover-write-check, applied in work, dictionary work.

 Year 2 upwards teach daily guided reading sessions to develop the children’s ability to engage with or respond to a text.

Science

Science at Reevy Hill is planned so that it inspires pupils to be engaged and inquisitive about the world around them. Pupils gain knowledge, an understanding of the world we live in and refine skills in working scientifically in order to continue to be able to question critically and wonder about the world and their environment. Science at Key Stage 1 enables children to form an understanding of living things, plants and animals as well as investigating everyday materials. Pupils develop their skills in observing and questioning. In Key Stage 2 these topics are revisited in more detail as well as investigating the wider world such as electricity, rocks, earth and space and forces. Pupils’ investigative skills are also deepened to allow them to plan, conduct, write up and draw conclusions from their scientific tests. 

Click here to see what is taught in each year:  Curriculum LTP Science

 

History

At Reevy Hill Primary the purpose of history is to provide pupils with a solid knowledge of Britain’s past and the wider world as well as igniting pupil’s curiosity to research the past and find out from sources. Pupils in Key Stage 1 develop their awareness of chronology and key words associated with time and the past. Pupils in Key Stage 2 develop their questioning and research skills through the use of primary and secondary sources. Pupils’ critical thinking is developed through discussion and questioning of historical events.

 

Click here to see what is taught in each year: CurriculumLTP history

Geography

The Geography curriculum develop curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.   The schools uses a range of resources including Digi-maps to explore the local area and how it has changed over time. 

Click here to see what is taught in each year: Curriculum LTP Geography

RE

Through weekly lessons, pupil reflection books and whole school assemblies, RE helps to develop pupils’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural awareness. Our RE curriculum is in accordance with the local (Bradford) agreed syllabus (SACRE). Our RE curriculum focuses on the 6 major world religions; Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Hinduism. We promote visits to places of worship and faith leaders to visit school to enhance pupils’ learning.

Click here to see what is taught in each year:   Curriculum LTP RE

Computing

Computing is taught at Reevy Hill Primary as a discreet subject, so the pupils can learn the skills needed to be able to transfer these to the other curriculum subjects. Each class has an hour of taught skills each week.

The Computing Curriculum is covered over an academic year and as much as possible is linked to what is being taught in the classroom for Humanities or Science. Pupils develop basic skills in IT such as logging on, saving work and accessing files as well as basic coding. Our computing curriculum also equips pupils with the skills and knowledge for

Click here to see what is taught in each year: CurriculumLTP Computing

PSCHE

PSHCE is taught across school following the PATHS scheme for ½ hour per week or more depending on the needs of the co-hort. Pupils SMSC skills are developed through circle times, linked activities and in individual reflection books. Throughout the year, different subjects are explored to support the children’s SMSC skills and to raise awareness of things that are going on in the world and the community; Children in Need, Life caravan and the ‘Be Kind’ campaign. 

Click here to see what is taught in each year: Curriculum LTP Paths and PSHCE

ART/DT

Pupils explore self-expression through art and design. The school’s yearly overview provides children with a wide range of opportnuties to work with mixed media. Children learn about famous artists/designers and sculptors, the history of art/design and develop skills which enable them to create their own pieces. Throughout the academic year, each year group will be involved in Art and Design sessions that focus on seven different aspects of the art curriculum. These include:  Drawing, Painting, Collage, 3D e.g. clay, Printing, Textiles and ICT.

Click here to see what is taught in each year: Reevy Hill art progression 1-6

 

Modern Foreign Languages (MfL)

Across Key Stage 2 pupils learn French, this provides them with a foundation for learning languages at Key Stage 3+. Children learn to speak, read and write French. Using Espresso Education online tools pupils have access to authentic spoken French.

Click here to see what is taught in each year:  Progression in Skills MfL (1)

  Music

We believe that music acts as a stimulant and promotes creativity. Pupils develop their singing ability through weekly singing assemblies as well as their knowledge and skills of playing and creating pieces of music through weekly music lessons. Pupils in Years 3 and 5 play a ukulele.

Click here to see what is taught in each year: Curriculum music

PE

Reevy Hill Primary School understands the link between physical and mental health and wellbeing. In doing so the school delivers an engaging PE curriculum which inspires and motivates pupils beyond the classroom. Pupils learn about the benefits of exercise and diet and how to warm up/cool down. Pupils learn to play games, compete and respect their opponents and officials through the PE curriculum.