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Our Curriculum - Early Years Foundation Stage

For further information on any aspect of the curriculum please contact the class teacher in the first instance and she will direct you to the relevant member of staff.

 

Here is the link to the Early Years Curriculum

Our Curriculum - Key Stage One

For further information on any aspect of the curriculum please contact the class teacher in the first instance and she will direct you to the relevant member of staff.

 

Here is the link to the Key Stage One Curriculum

English

At Tredworth Infants School we use the Read Write Inc phonics scheme to help our children learn to read. When they have finished this scheme we follow a range of programmes including Language and Literacy, Talk for writing and Big Writing Adventures; Please follow the link for more information.

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome/for-school/bigwritingadventures--3/home--2

Read Write Inc

The Read Write Inc. Phonics programme

Learning to read is the most important thing your child will learn at our school. Everything else depends on it, so we put as much energy as we possibly can into making sure that every single child learns to read as quickly as possible.We want your child to love reading – and to want to read for themselves. This is why we put our efforts into making sure they develop a love of books as well as simply learning to read.

We start by teaching phonics to the children in the Reception class. This means that they learn how to ‘read’ the sounds in words and how those sounds can be written down. This is essential for reading, but it also helps children learn to spell well.The children also practise reading (and spelling) what we call ‘tricky words’, such as ‘once,’ ‘have,’ ‘said’ and ‘where’.The children practise their reading with books that match the phonics and the ‘tricky words’ they know. They start thinking that they can read and this does wonders for their confidence.

The teachers read to the children, too, so the children get to know all sorts of stories, poetry and information books. 

All the staff have been trained to teach reading in the way we do it in this school. We believe that it is very important that all the teachers and teaching assistants work in the same way. Senior teachers watch other teachers teaching to make sure that the children are learning how we want them to learn.

If you are worried about the teaching or you have any questions, please come to school and talk to us.

We know parents and carers are very busy people. But if you can find time to read to your child as much as possible, it helps him or her to learn about books and stories. They also learn new words and what they mean. Show that you are interested in reading yourself and talk about reading as a family. You can find out about good stories to read to your child here: http://www.ruthmiskintraining.com/teacher-support/17/index.html

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Mathematics

We are now part of the GLOW (Gloucestershire, Oxford and Worcestershire) Maths Hub and participate in Teaching for Mastery Work Groups alongside 5 other Primary Schools.

We teach Maths using the 5 principles of Mastery which are:

 

Problem solving

This is at the heart of Maths Mastery and children are encouraged to identify, understand and apply relevant mathematical principles and make connections between different ideas. This enables the children to build the skills they need to tackle the problems rather than simply repeating routines without fully understanding the principles.

High Expectations

No child should be left behind. Focus is on children keeping up rather than catching up. Children are encouraged to build confidence and resilience. Daily interventions are in place to support children with this.

 

Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract

Objects, pictures, words, numbers and symbols are everywhere and the mastery approach incorporates all of these to help children explore and demonstrate mathematical ideas and deepen their understanding.

Depth before breadth

The children benefit from deepening their conceptual understanding of maths so time must be given to fully understand and explore and apply ideas – rather than accelerate on through new topics. This approach enables the children to fully grasp a concept and the challenge comes from investigating in more complex ways.

 

Mathematical Language

To demonstrate understanding children are asked to explain their maths (not just the answer but how they know) in full sentences using the correct vocabulary. This is key to building their reasoning skills.

 

 

Numicon

Numicon is a curriculum proof, multi-sensory approach, built on a proven pedagogy that raises achievement across all mathematics ability levels.

With problem-solving, reasoning and conversation at its heart, Numicon perfectly embodies the aims of the Primary National Curriculum 2014 for mathematics:

  • Develops fluency by using a visual, practical base to develop conceptual understanding and fluent recall.
  • Helps children to reason mathematically through the use of concrete objects
    and spoken language to explain and justify.
  • Develops children into confident problem-solvers.

https://global.oup.com/education/content/primary/series/numicon