At Charville Academy we believe that English is the foundation of the children’s curriculum throughout the school. Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar, Phonics and Oracy are core aspects across the curriculum which form the building blocks of children’s learning and knowledge acquisition. At Charville we believe the aim for our English curriculum is an accumulation of the following aspects which aim to create a positive reading and writing culture in our school, where both are promoted, enjoyed and considered a pleasure for all. Firstly, we believe that it is paramount that the children have a rich reading curriculum which allows them to access a range of high quality and challenging texts that relate to the wider curriculum and the society in which they live. Our belief is that reading is promoted from an early age through the teaching of systematic, synthetic phonics, which will provide the foundation for children’s early reading acquisition to ensure nearly on pupils meet the expected standard in the Year 1 Phonics Screening check. The school is determined that every pupil will learn to read during their time at Charville and develop a lifelong love of Reading. Our texts allow the children to see a wider range of genres and text types whilst developing their reading fluency, comprehension skills, knowledge and information, allow for deep discussion and develop a rich vocabulary. Furthermore, providing a language rich environment with a strong focus on oracy, is essential to the success of our curriculum. Secondly, given how writing encompasses the curriculum as a whole, we believe it imperative to allow children the opportunities to access a range of writing genres. By doing this the children will gain the knowledge and skills to write for a range of purposes and perform to a range of audiences. This writing will be supported by the teaching of grammar and spelling rules related to the children’s curriculum expectations, which in turn will ensure that writing is progressive throughout the key stages. Ultimately, we aim to provide children the skills to become lifelong readers, writers and orators who have an understanding, love and appreciation for their rich and varied literary heritage.
In September this year, we adopted the Jolly Phonics programme in our approach to teaching phonics consistently throughout the Early Years and KS1.
Phonics is a method of teaching children to read by linking sounds (phonemes) and the symbols that represent them (graphemes, or letter groups). Phonics is the learning-to-read method used in primary schools in the UK today.
Below is a list of websites that are available to support your child’s learning:
Pronunciation of sounds
Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. We aim to provide our children with a solid mathematical foundation in order to succeed. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics and a sense of life-long enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Pupils are required to explore maths in depth, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their workings. A wide range of mathematical resources are used and pupils are taught to show their workings in a concrete, pictorial and abstract (CPA) form wherever suitable. They are taught to explain their choice of methods and develop their mathematical reasoning skills. We encourage resilience, adaptability and acceptance that struggle is often a necessary step in learning. Our curriculum allows children to better make sense of the world around them relating the pattern between mathematics and everyday life.