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Our Curriculum

We have recently launched The Concentric Curriculum at Racemeadow. More information will follow very soon.

Additional Information about Key Stage One and Two

 We recognise the value of learning languages and therefore offer French lessons to our KS2 children.

We use the Warwickshire Agreed Syllabus as a basis to plan out Religious Education provision  

 

 

Link to national curriculum

Reception

We aim to provide a safe and stimulating environment where children can become independent learners. They are encouraged to explore and experiment whilst their knowledge is extended by careful adult interaction and intervention. The adults observe the children learning through play and use these observations to plan next steps in each child’s development.

The Early Years framework is split into three ‘prime’ areas of learning and development and four ‘specific’ areas of learning and development.

Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Learning in all areas takes place inside and outside everyday. Both indoor and outdoor environments enable children to learn through a balance of adult led and child initiated activities. We also aim to use the children’s interests to make their learning more exciting and appealing.

We work closely with parents/carers and have an open-door policy where staff can address any concerns and share magic moments of development whether during the school day or at home.

For more information about the EYFS you can download a copy of What to expect, when? from www.foundationyears.org.uk which suggests ways that parents can support their children in Nursery and Reception.

Phonics at Racemeadow

Phonics at Racemeadow 1

At Racemeadow Primary Academy, we use Read Write Inc.

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a highly successful literacy programmes for 4-13 year-olds created by Ruth Miskin and published by Oxford University Press. The training and support from Ruth Miskin Training, rated Outstanding by the Department for Education, ensure the programme has the best chance of success in schools.

The Read Write Inc. programme is carefully matched to the new curriculum, giving your children the best chance of success in the national tests. It shows teachers, teaching assistants and parents step-by-step how to teach all children to become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

Our school uses Read Write Inc. Phonics for our children in Reception to Year 1 and for our children in Years 2,3 and 4 who need to catch up

Read Write Inc. Phonics is used by over a quarter of the UK’s primary schools. It is a comprehensive literacy programme, weaving decoding, comprehension, writing and spelling together seamlessly. Ruth Miskin developed the programme during her time as a headteacher in Tower Hamlets. She believes that in order for a school to be successful, every headteacher needs to adopt a consistent whole-school approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling. Fidelity to the teaching programme, rigorous assessment, tracking and one-to-one tutoring ensure that schools guarantee progress for every child.

 

For information and tutorials on how to support your child learning to read go to:http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/

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