Yeo Moor Primary School
A LOVE OF LEARNING THAT LASTS A LIFETIME
Tel: 01275 875607
Link to Curriculum Policy
We aim to put children at the centre of their own learning and place great importance on nurturing skills and attitudes such as independence, resourcefulness, resilience and co-operation. We value academic success very highly and provide a rich and stimulating curriculum that challenges and stretches learners. We are rigorous in our approach and have high aspirations for all our children. We aim to provide children with the best possible learning environment and opportunities to enable them to fulfil their potential by developing their strengths and recognising where they need to improve further.
Many subjects are taught in a cross-curricular way and we provide opportunities for real and purposeful learning. Some lessons are delivered through a Critical Skills approach where the children work together on practical problems which have been posed as challenges.
The government are currently reviewing the curriculum taught in all schools and a new curriculum will be introduced in 2014. Until then all schools in England will continue to teach the existing National Curriculum. More information about subjects and what is taught can be found online using the link above.
Phonics Teaching and Reading at Yeo Moor Primary
In school we teach phonics using the letters and sounds programme. As children move through the early stages of aquiring phonics, they practice by reading texts which are entirely decodable.
Once children have a secure knowledge of letter / sound correspondences and can blend words they access our book banded reading scheme, which has books form a variety of published schemes which are designed to give children exprience of different reading genres. There are fiction and no-fiction books wihin each level.
All children are encouraged to read regularly at home and once children can read fluently with a good understanding of the text, they become free readers and can choose books for independent reading from our school books, school library or from home.