Curriculum Implementation, 2020-21

This is one of three pages on our curriculum.

  • Curriculum Rationale – How the National Curriculum, our context and our own priorities and values work together.
  • Curriculum Design –  The scope and sequence of our teaching, with age-related expectations for learning.
  • Curriculum Implementation – This page! Long and mid-term plans, letters and guides for parents, national tests, timetables and homework!

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.

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 are taught. Each term the class teacher writes to parents and carers to give an overview of the learning that will be covered.

Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Current
Teacher's
letter
Direct to Parents via Class Dojo
See updates on Class Dojo See updates on Class Dojo See updates on Class Dojo See updates on Class Dojo See updates on Class Dojo See updates on Class Dojo See updates on Class Dojo
Current
Topic
Overview
(See below)
Christopher Columbus
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Healthy Animals
Christopher Columbus
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Healthy Animals
Christopher Columbus
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Healthy Animals
Spain
Can you hear a spark?
Spain
Can you hear a spark?
2nd World War 2nd World War
Parent
Guides
EYFS Policy Parent Guide - Year 1 Parent Guide - Year 2 Parent Guide - Year 3 Parent Guide - Year 4 Parent Guide - Year 5 Parent Guide - Year 6
Typical
timetable
Typical Class 1 timetable Typical Class 1 timetable

Typical Class 2 timetable
Typical Class 2 timetable Typical Class 3 timetable Typical Class 3 timetable Typical Class 4 timetable Typical Class 4 timetable
Homework
Guidelines
Daily Reading
(or being read to, DAILY
& Phonics (sounds)
As Reception,
plus one 20 minute
piece per week
As Year 1
(Phonics replaced
by Spellings)
Reading,
Spellings,
Times tables and
one 20 minute
piece per week
Reading,
Spellings,
Times tables and
one 20 minute
piece per week
Reading,
Spellings,
Times tables and
three 20 minute
pieces per week
Reading,
Spellings,
Times tables and
three 20 minute
pieces per week
Statutory
Assessments
The Early Years
Foundation Stage
Profile is completed in June
Phonics Check
in May.
Year 2 (KS1) SATS
Our Guide
(Phonics Check 'revisits')
No statutory tests Tables Test
introducction in 2021
No statutory tests Year 6 (KS2) SATS
Our Guide
How we implement the National Curriculum
Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Long Term
Plan
EYFS Broad Themes
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Long Term Plan (Classes 1 & 2)
Long Term Plan (Classes 1 & 2) Long Term Plan (Classes 1 & 2) Long Term Plan (Class 3) Long Term Plan (Class 3) Long Term Plan (Class 4) Long Term Plan (Class 4)
Intended
outcomes
Early Learning Goals
Age-related Expectations

Age-related Expectations

Age-related Expectations

Age-related Expectations

Age-related Expectations

Age-related Expectations
We teach our topics on a two-year cycle.
Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Cycle A -
Autumn
Fire of London
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Animals and Humans
Fire of London
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Animals and Humans
Fire of London
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Animals and Humans
Local Studies Local Studies The Ancient Greeks
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Brazil
The Ancient Greeks
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Brazil
Cycle A -
Spring
Christopher Columbus
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Healthy Animals
Christopher Columbus
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Healthy Animals
Christopher Columbus
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Healthy Animals
Spain
Can you hear a spark?
Spain
Can you hear a spark?
2nd World War 2nd World War
Cycle A -
Summer
Holidays in the past Holidays in the past Holidays in the past Walk Like An Egyptian Walk Like An Egyptian Water, Water Everywhere Water, Water Everywhere
Cycle B -
Autumn
Engineers! Engineers! Engineers! Invasion! Invasion! From the Stone Age to the Iron Age From the Stone Age to the Iron Age
Cycle B -
Spring
Wild weather Wild weather Wild weather Healthy me Healthy me Infinity & beyond Infinity & beyond
Cycle B -
Summer
(Covid-19, school closures) (Covid-19, school closures) (Covid-19, school closures) (Covid-19, school closures) (Covid-19, school closures) (Covid-19, school closures) (Covid-19, school closures)

 

Pupil Outcomes

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

  • Be organised
  • ‘Have a go’
  • Concentrate
  • Push myself
  • Support others
  • Show excellent manners
  • Enjoy success

You can read more about our structures for the teaching of independence here – Independence and Personal Development

The National Curriculum at North Nibley C of E Primary School

THE PRIMARY NATIONAL CURRICULUM in full can be accessed here –

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