Our Curriculum – Personal Development

This page details our programme and expectations for developing independence as learners.

Independent Study Skills Independent Personal Organisational Skills School Responsibilities
Year 1 Year 1 Year 1
Listen carefully and respond to unrelated instructions Be aware of personal belongings and those of others Ask designated person for help before asking the teacher
Select resources independently Follow instructions promptly Start next activity independently when appropriate
Use teacher pre-selected materials to obtain independent support Be secure in dressing skills Complete allocated tidying up jobs appropriately
Follow simple written instructions Be able to help others to dress/work cooperatively with peers before asking an adult Use toilets at break times if possible
Obtain information from pictures, artefacts and simple charts   Complete tasks within an appropriate amount of time
Use the class library independently    
Independent Study Skills Independent Personal Organisational Skills School Responsibilities
Year 2 Year 2 Year 2
Chose a book from the school library independently Fasten own shoelaces Settle to work
Work with few reminders about daily routine Go to the toilet/get a drink at the appropriate times Collect, be responsible for and put away equipment
Find own resources Be careful of personal belongings and be able to find them Complete tasks on time
Follow written instructions without prompting Move around the school with care and respect for the environment Listen and follow instructions and directions
Work with a partner to check/review work Be able to manage daily routine Talk quietly while working
Be able to apply class/school rules Be responsible for book bag and all its contents including any school notes Find own books and put away after use
Use spelling aids Show respect for the personal space of others Place loose work in folder
Obtain information from pictures, captions, artefacts, simple charts and diagrams   Title, date and label work
Obtain information from simple texts   Follow class and school routines independently without reminders
Independent Study Skills Independent Personal Organisational Skills School Responsibilities
Year 3 Year 3 Year 3
Be able to start work independently in the morning Remember PE kit Keep cloakroom areas tidy
Interpret written instruction independently Leave clothes tidily before PE Be responsible for care of equipment and personal belongings and put away appropriately
Set personal targets Get changed for PE in a reasonable amount of time Return all resources used to correct place
Work cooperatively with/help other pupils Hand in homework on time  
Manage own reading/ library book Prepare for the day independently, settling quickly in the morning and after lunch  
Keep reading records up to date Ensure musical instruments are in the right place at the right time  
Put date on all work    
Put name on all loose paperwork    
Obtain information from artefacts, simple charts, text and diagrams justifying what they think with reference to the source    
Start to locate information with support    
Independent Study Skills Independent Personal Organisational Skills School Responsibilities
Year 4 Year 4 Year 4
Have an awareness of time constraints Organise at the beginning of the day so that all equipment needed is in the classroom and accessible Be able to choose from a range of tools/materials/ equipment and justify decisions
Aim to complete all work Hand in all work appropriately Organise classroom for change of use
Begin to organise own time   Clear art equipment and store in correct place
Write own comments in reading record books    
Organise and keep all work carefully    
Be able to access information from a variety of sources    
With support, write questions as a basis of research    
Start to be able to take/make notes    
Independent Study Skills Independent Personal Organisational Skills School Responsibilities
Year 5 Year 5 Year 5
Complete tasks set in given time Follow rules without supervision Keep corridors tidy
Be aware of standards and know what they have to do to achieve them Help younger children with problems Get out folders and file marked work in correct place and return
Use computers independently Settle to all tasks quickly and sensibly  
Be able to make/take notes Hand in work without reminder  
Write questions as a basis for research    
Research information and collate    
Independent Study Skills Independent Personal Organisational Skills School Responsibilities
Year 6 Year 6 Year 6
Assess their own work and understand the achievement of others Be independent Organise events for the school
Skim/scan, make/take notes Make choices for their own lives Support others in use of the library
Use more than one source of information when researching   Welcome visitors to the school when appropriate
Collate information from a variety of sources   Prepare hall for assemblies
Structure research findings appropriately   Check school doors are secure



Our full Curriculum

A link to our full curriculum page

Learning to read through ‘PHONICS’

A link to our page on phonics

Our TOPIC PLANS

Mixed-age classes require us to roll our topics around on a two or three year cycle. You can see the broad areas covered in our long-term topic plans below.  

CLASS 1 & CLASS 2 TOPIC PLAN

CLASS 3 TOPIC PLAN

CLASS 4 TOPIC PLAN

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