Our Classes and Topic Plans, 2017-18

Learning to read

At North Nibley we teach reading, initially through a system of ‘phonics’. ‘Phonics is the word used to describe the sounds that letters make.  We include a lot more information on the following page – Our page on phonics.

Pupil Outcomes

Through everything that we do, planned, incidental and relational, we work towards enabling children to:

  • Be Organised
  • Be willing to ‘have a go’
  • Concentrate
  • Push themselves
  • Support Others
  • Show excellent manners
  • Enjoy success

You can read more about our structures programme for the teaching of independence here – 

 

How is learning organised?

Children typically spend 7 years at North Nibley C of E Primary. We have four classrooms and each has a full-time class teacher. In order to organise the learning to which each child is entitled, we have a rolling programme of topics, through which the key skills and understanding is taught. Each term the class teacher writes to parents and carers to give an overview of the learning that will be covered.

SCHOOL YEAR Teacher's Letters & Topic Overview Long Term
(Topic) Plan
Skills & Understanding taught Statutory Tests &
Assessments
Homework
Guidelines
Parent Guides
Reception Autumn letter
Summer letter
Long Term Plan (Classes 1 & 2) Early Learning Goals The Early Years
Foundation Stage
Profile is completed in June
Daily Reading
(or being read to –
age appropriate) & Phonics (sounds)
EYFS Policy
Year 1 Autumn letters
Summer letters
Long Term Plan (Classes 1 & 2)
Explore our Curriculum Wheel
Phonics Check
in May
As above,
plus one 20 minute
piece per week
Parent Guide - Year 1
Year 2 Autumn letter
Summer letter
Long Term Plan (Classes 1 & 2)
Explore our Curriculum Wheel
Year 2 (KS1) SATS
Our Guide
(Phonics Check 'revisits')
As above
(Phonics replaced
by Spellings)
Parent Guide - Year 2
Year 3 Autumn letter
Summer letter
Long Term Plan (Class 3)
Explore our Curriculum Wheel
No statutory tests Reading,
Spellings,
Times tables and
one 20 minute
piece per week
Parent Guide - Year 3
Year 4 Autumn letter
Summer letter
Long Term Plan (Class 3)
Explore our Curriculum Wheel
No statutory tests. Tables Test
introduced in 2020
Reading,
Spellings,
Times tables and
one 20 minute
piece per week
Parent Guide - Year 4
Year 5 Autumn letter
Summer letter
Long Term Plan (Class 4)
Explore our Curriculum Wheel
No statutory tests Reading,
Spellings,
Times tables and
three 20 minute
piece per week
Parent Guide - Year 5
Year 6 Autumn letter
Summer letter
Long Term Plan (Class 4)
Explore our Curriculum Wheel
Year 6 (KS2) SATS
Our Guide
Reading,
Spellings,
Times tables and
three 20 minute
piece per week
Parent Guide - Year 6
 

The National Curriculum at North Nibley C of E Primary School

THE PRIMARY NATIONAL CURRICULUM in full can be accessed here –